Today in my devotions I was reading Psalm 16. I don’t know why. It was a mistake. I should have been reading Acts 16 and Psalm 21 as a part of Reading with the Pastor. But somehow I went to Psalm 16 first. I’m glad I did. The second verse reminded me of the greatness … More Your Majestic Neighbors
“God has already determined which Christian should best assume which ministries in the church. The role of church leadership is to help its members identify their gifts and integrate them into ministries that match their gifts.” ~Christian Schwarz The ABC’s of Natural Church Development, 11. Such a statement only makes sense if you are a … More Mobilizing Saints for Powerful Ministry
Pain in life is inevitable. Relational pain is inevitable. Sin stinks and its effects devastate. To deny that life is hard, that happiness is sometimes a struggle, that joy is a battle, is to forget that we live this side of heaven. And yet, as I preached last week in the final message from the … More What if my spouse leaves me?
Friday is for Heart Songs I don’t know where I got it. I don’t know who compiled it. I only know it is exactly what it says it is, “a handy little chart.” HANDY LITTLE CHART God has a positive answer: YOU SAY GOD SAYS BIBLE VERSES You say: “It’s impossible” God says: All things … More “A Handy Little Chart of Truth”
Continued from Yesterday “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (part 4) Today: The effect of a sojourners lifestyle on settlers This disquiets the settler. He or she believes in Christ but still looks for fulfillment and joy in things, and experiences, and accomplishments, rather than in Christ himself—in the … More The Difference a Sojourner’s Lifestyle Makes to Settlers
Tuesday is for Preaching For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to … More Oh How We Need this in Our Age of Celebrity Preachers