Friday is for Heart Songs We’re human. We’re American. We’re educated. We’re healthy (mostly). And all those blessings are opportunities for gratefulness. They are opportunities to acknowledge our contingency, our dependence on things outside of our control, and for which we have no merit. We are simply the recipients of grace, unmerited favor. But when … More There is No Third Option: Either Prayer Fuels the Work or the Flesh Will
Wednesday is for Prayer I love New Year’s day. No one has any expectations for me and I have the whole day to read, and pray, and think, take a walk if I like, get on the treadmill if I like. It is marvelous. Today I had five virtually uninterrupted hours at the church as … More The Blazing Center of a Missional Christian’s Life
Wednesday is for Prayer All around the country, pastors and church leaders are thinking through and preparing their Christmas season of messages as others are preparing for Thanksgiving. My message this week is on the birth announcement of the angel Gabriel to Zachariah that he and Elizabeth’s late-born, miracle child was going to figure prominently … More When Doubt is Sin: A Thanksgiving Eve Meditation
Sunday Musings I’m reading an article by Dan Jarvis and that is his question, “Is your church revival ready?” It’s a good question. One that perhaps most churches would do well to consider. How do we get ready for whatever God might want to do? Today, I preached on 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21: “Do not quench … More Is Your Church Revival Ready?
Tuesday is for Preaching Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come … More The Second Coming of Christ Will be Horrific
Wednesday is for Prayer A good companion piece to this morning’s post. One of the things that motivates my prayer is accurate evaluation of where we stand against the standard of God’s word. Tozer is always a trusted source. The Church: The Perfect Church Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort … More The Perfect Church Includes a Lot of Imperfect People