Sunday Musings Today we begin a new challenge for the church to read through the New Testament and selected portions of the Old Testament in 2018. This is so important. It is important because . . . the law of the Lord is perfect (Psalm 19:7) there is a famine for the word of God … More Why Reading the Bible in 2018 is So Important
Sunday Afternoon Musing Our multi-tasking, distracted, overly busy, never-slow-down, rarely rest, anti-intellectual, un-reflective culture is killing our souls. But here is a remedy, if we will take our medicine. “How can we turn our knowledge about God into knowledge of God? The rule for doing this is demanding, but simple. It is that we turn … More What is Biblical Meditation?
Wednesday is for Prayer Before you pray, you should try laughing. Try laughing at the sheer joy of being alive. Laugh at the joy of a well timed joke, a silly pet. Laugh at yourself. And you might try laughing at the irrepressible wonder and happiness of this infant as his father tears a piece … More Before You Pray, You Should Try Laughing
Monday is for Challenge Here’s a great post from memory delight that all my farmer friends in Iroquois County will appreciate. My comments and a challenge follow. Neil Orchard was talking with a farmer about his soy bean and corn crops. Rain had been abundant, and the results were evident. So his comment surprised him: “My crops are … More What We Can Learn for Our Souls from this Year’s Soy Bean Crop
Sunday Musings In January, we will begin a new challenge for the church to read through the Bible in a year. This is so important. It is important because . . . the law of the Lord is perfect (Psalm 19:7) there is a famine for the word of God In my email today there … More Thinking about the New Year and Biblical Illiteracy
Tuesday is for Preaching Here’s my take on the first verses I would ask the elders of my church plant to memorize. Romans 10:14-15 (ESV) 14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how … More First Verses for Elders to Memorize
Weekend Musings From Gordon T. Bakan: Why Memorize Scripture? Memorizing God’s Word Brings Blessing (Ps. 119: 1-2) Memorizing God’s Word Keeps Us from Sin (Ps. 119:11) Memorizing God’s Word Gives us a Ready Defense Against False Teaching and Skepticism (Ps. 119:41-48) Memorizing God’s Word Gives us Guidance for Daily Life (Ps. 119:105)
Thursday is for Discipleship I read a startling fact about Fanny Crosby, the great hymn writer, blind from about the age of 6, she had memorized, before she was eleven years old, (and before she had ever formally gone to school) almost the entire New Testament, and five books of the Old Testament! WOW! But … More Thoughts on Fanny Crosby