Tuesday is for Preaching The devil will let a man prepare a sermon if that will keep him from preparing himself. —Vance Havner Men, it is too easy, to fall for the trap of the evil one. He is a liar, the father of lies, a deceiver from the beginning, a defiler and confuser of the … More Worthless Preaching and Preachers Who Preach without Worth
Tuesday is for Preaching How much time are you spending preparing to preach the word of the Living God? There is a minimum of 1970 years of cultural distanciation (look it up) between you and the cultural thought forms and situations of the Bible. How long are you giving to understanding the differences between then … More The Spirit, Yes, and Study Too
Thursday is for Discipleship Question: Why must every disciple be a multiplier? Biblical Answers: Because the apostolic pattern is clear — 2 Timothy 2:2 — find and teach faithful others who will teach others also. Because the apostolic expectation is clear — Hebrews 5:12 — “by this time you ought to be teachers” Because of … More Why is it Necessary for Disciples to Multiply Themselves?
Thursday is for Discipleship All churches are challenged by the need to insure that its ministries are led by men and women who are committed to the same values and vision that the church itself espouses. How does a church insure that all leaders share the same vision, and commit themselves to the same values … More Disciples Who Don’t Teach Aren’t Disciples
Thursday is for Discipleship When the hairy-backed motorcyclist pulls up at the same red light, my wife glances and says, “Ohh, I couldn’t have married you if your back was that hairy.” Turning to my 19-year-old daughter in the back seat, I say, “Do you see from how thin a thread your existence is hung?” … More Discipleship Produces Goodness
Thursday is for Discipleship I have said it for years and I think it is more true than ever: American Christians are more American than Christian. They are more comfortable pursuing the American dream with a Christian veneer of spirituality than they are in pursuing a “cross-bought, cross-shaped” lifestyle. Let me flesh out what I … More American Christians are More American than Christian