Raising babies or raising churches is similar. In both instances you need to pay attention to essential things. If babies don’t get smiled at, held tenderly, talked to, and fed the right foods they won’t thrive. Baby Christians and baby churches are much the same. The Apostle Paul understood this. It is one of Paul’s … More Bringing Up Baby
___________________________________________________________ It is a habit of mine that when I begin the study of a new book, I work through some “overview projects” to help me to slow down my reading and force me to see more of the logical connections, themes and threads of the argument of a book. For years three particular projects … More Helping Bible Students Find Treasure
Wednesday is for Discussion I want to prime the pump of our minds with a question and start a discussion. What would we do differently in our churches if we were really serious about raising the bar on what it means to be a disciple? Here’s a list to prime the pump of our thinking: … More More and Better Disciples: HOW?
Missional Leadership It’s A.D. 51 and a month or two ago the Apostle Paul had planted the church in Thessalonica. Now he’s in Corinth and he pens 1 Thessalonians to encourage the saints in their new faith in Christ. What this means is that when we look at 1 Thessalonians, we are looking at what … More Churches are Doing Much and Accomplishing Little
Thursday is for Discipleship It’s A.D. 51 and a month or two months ago the Apostle Paul had planted the church in Thessalonica. Now he’s in Corinth and he pens 1 Thessalonians to encourage the saints there in their new faith in Christ. What this means is that when we look at 1 Thessalonians, we … More Launching New Believers for Transformational Futures
Revised and Re-posted It’s time to begin to think about mid-term elections and this came up on my random post generator. It’s a post I did after the election and not inappropriate to remember the whole year. Now would also be a good time to buy and read or buy and give or recommend my … More That Christ and the Gospel, Not Elections, Would Be the Center of Our Joy