Guarding the flock often takes a lot of heavy digging in the Scriptures. The picture above is of some of the bulldozers assembled for OPERATION OVERLORD (the Normandy Invasion of Europe in World War II). That assemblage of hardware is a great picture that war, any war, is a lot more than guns and ammunition. … More Digging Deep for the Glory of God
I’m not selling anything. I am simply the messenger. The message is simple. I am a citizen and ambassador of a Kingdom. My allegiance is to the King of the Kingdom.I currently dwell in another kingdom, the kingdom of this world and have a dual citizenship in the country in which I was born, the … More The King Has an Announcement
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.
Those of you who know me know that I am an unabashed, constant propagandist for missionary biographies. There is such wonder and glory wrapped up in the stories of simple faithfulness, even through tragedy and heartbreaking loss. When faithful believers in obedience to Christ tell others of the wonder of the Savior and trust God to work, … More Weep Over the Greatness of the Gospel
……. I’m a Schoenleber. Oldest son of seven kids (5 boys, 2 girls). Tight knit, loving, hard-working, generally—big-hearted people. I love my brothers and sisters. Frankly, I’m the least of them. All of them exceed me and awe me. I think the other six of us are extraordinary. I’m biased of course. On the other … More Speaking Truth with Grace about the Church and “Reconciliation”
We don’t love what we will not sacrifice for. But God . . . “But God demonstrated His love for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” — Romans 5:8 Be intoxicated with His love. And then go love everyone you know in His name.
The good news of the Gospel is good because of some really bad news. We have been pronounced guilty before . . . an absolutely good being, an absolutely holy king, an absolutely righteous judge, an all seeing, all knowing sovereign who knows every thought and intention of our hearts, every behavior of our past, every secret … More Pronounced Guilty, and the Good News of the Gospel
They are two of the simplest, shortest, and most profound of Jesus’ parables. The text comes to us in a chapter filled with parables of the kingdom. In these three verses, two parables hinged together by a common phrase appearing in both. Read it again. 44The Kingdom of heaven is like the treasure hidden in a … More What is the Value of the Kingdom?
Middle Aged Pastor Bucks Hipster Trend and Shaves Beard Free Church pastor, Mortimer Johnson, boldly defied a national trend and shaved off his bushy, full beard and found out he was still relevant. When reached, pastor Johnson, who now desperately needs a tan, said, “I was afraid at first, what with all the young and … More A Babylon Bee-ish Post (Satire)
Tuesday Musings The gospel is a proclamation, not a sales pitch. Jesus called people to repent and believe. And he commissioned us to do the same. Some will, and sadly, some will not. I have been reflecting on this for a couple of days (honestly, for years) but recently two different authors have fueled my thought, … More The Gospel is a Proclamation, Not a Sales Pitch.