Insulation in your house is a good thing. Insulation on your heart is not. But most of us create multiple layers of insulation in our lives that keep us from fully knowing and experiencing the love of Christ to the fullest extent. The Gospel is free but the Christian life is not easy. Teachers, pastors, … More Insulating Ourselves from Jesus and His Teaching
Keith Green was young. He was a former child-rock star, having signed a 5 year contract with Decca Records at the age of 11 to be a rock singer. Just sixteen years later he would die in a plane crash. But in those years he completed his contract and became disillusioned with life. The sand … More “How Can They Live Without Jesus”
Watch it again. Watch again. Watch it again. Watch its movement. Watch its subtleties. Watch the mannerisms. Look at the clothing throughout. Listen to its rhythms. It doesn’t get old. Let’s learn to tell the gospel this skillfully.
Tuesday Afternoon Musings When are we going to stop playing games? “Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of the God, . . .” —2 Peter 3:11 This week … More What Sort of People are We?
For the past five days, I have been meditating on this haunting text in Jeremiah 4. Three days ago I took a 16-mile ride with verses 1 and 2 echoing through my spirit as I rolled by farmers bringing in their soybeans and corn. Honestly, it was hard to get away from the first two … More When Repentance Isn’t Repentance
A lesson in commitment: Our is an age that has forgotten the value of commitment. Here’s a story that will challenge Christians to rethink how much Jesus really means to them. For More See: Graham Short’s Amazing Art and a Lesson for All
Friday Thoughts and Discussion About a year ago, God gave me an amazing new internet friend. Graham Short is a British artist who contacted me after seeing the post HOW TEACHING MEN TO PRAY MAY BE THE SECRET TO EFFECTIVE DISCIPLE MAKING. Actually, I am pretty sure that the picture associated with the post is what … More Graham Short’s Amazing Art and a Lesson for All
Wednesday is for Inspiration We are saved by faith. Nothing but faith in the finished work of a mighty Savior. Our only contribution is our sin. His grace is the siren call to our heart to trust in him alone. But we know that the faith that saves is never alone. It pulls us toward him. … More Undying Allegiance
Thursday is for Discipleship Can a person be a good Christian and not be highly committed to Christ and his church? NO! There, I said it! However, if you cross out good, you could say it is possible for a person to be a mediocre, disobedient, lousy, … More High Commitment in a Low Commitment World
Sunday Nostalgia “Who is ‘untouchable’ in your ministry—who wouldn’t you give away?” The question came from a seasoned and effective pastor of about 50 years of age. Twice he had taken churches in his denomination from around 200, to over one-thousand in attendance. But this was to be … More “It’s a good thing that you would let me die”