Scary Thoughts about Every Idle Word

Friday is for Thinking This week I was away speaking on The Art of Biblical Meditation at a retreat for the college ministry of a multi-congregation church from Chicago. Thursday was the last day of my three day seminar. It was a fun, challenging, and convicting time—not just for the students and leaders but for me. I was reminded of … More Scary Thoughts about Every Idle Word

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Contending for Truth in a Truth Denying Culture

Tuesday is for Preaching If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ.  Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, … More Contending for Truth in a Truth Denying Culture

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When Doubt is Sin: A Thanksgiving Eve Meditation

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

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Christ Didn’t Die for Your Best Life Now

Tuesday is for Preaching Much preaching in America simply isn’t serious enough to generate any interest from believers or non-believers alike. It is beyond unfortunate; it is tragic. Too many pastors … Don’t take the Bible seriously Don’t take Jesus seriously Don’t take the holiness of God seriously Don’t take the value of people seriously … More Christ Didn’t Die for Your Best Life Now

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