What Entangles Your Life? I Dare You to Ask the Question.

David Wilkerson was a man mightily used of God. He died in 2011 and today lives with Jesus. In this short vignette from his life you will see part of what made him such a powerful instrument in the hand of God. I’m not only inspired by his life but encouraged as well. I’m encouraged … More What Entangles Your Life? I Dare You to Ask the Question.

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Seven Practical Points for Spiritual Gift Mobilization in Your Church

This post follows up yesterday’s post on Mobilizing Saints for Powerful Ministry. The Holy Spirit gifts every member of the body of Christ to help the church become the beautiful Christ-exalting bride that He wants her to be (Cf. 1 Cor. 12-14). So it makes sense that we would want every member of the body … More Seven Practical Points for Spiritual Gift Mobilization in Your Church

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The Last Three Invasions of Planet Earth are Not the Whole Story

Tuesday is for End Times Thought Invasions of Planet Earth (and maybe a preaching series for you pastors) Invasion #1      Satan and Sin A fallen angel used the beauty of a tree to entice Eve and Adam into disobeying God and seeking happiness by going against His will. The result was sin’s invasion of … More The Last Three Invasions of Planet Earth are Not the Whole Story

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As Promised—-Back by Popular Demand: Weekend Links: John Piper, Trevan Wax, Jared Wilson, Kevin DeYoung, School Pension Reform, Seth Godin

Weekend Links For years I have trained others to be “theologically driven and pragmatically informed.” I was seeking to develop disciples who who be able to fight the bent of much of the pop-church culture of being “pragmatically driven and only slightly theologically salted.”  Training my students at the seminary and disciples in the church was … More As Promised—-Back by Popular Demand: Weekend Links: John Piper, Trevan Wax, Jared Wilson, Kevin DeYoung, School Pension Reform, Seth Godin

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God’s Role and Ours in the Pursuit of Holiness

Saturday Musings For more than three decades Jerry Bridges has been an honest voice of singular devotion to Christ. Every book that comes out of his heart is a trustworthy guidepost to a deeper spiritual life guaranteed to both instruct and inspire the reader, or at least this reader, to long for more of Jesus. Here’s … More God’s Role and Ours in the Pursuit of Holiness

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Do Preachers Know the Power of the Holy Spirit? (Martyn Lloyd-Jones)

Monday is for Discussion The following introduction and quote are from the Wikipedia entry on Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones. The questions are mine. Once, while unfolding to his congregation the internal work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian, Lloyd-Jones marveled at his experience in preaching. I say it again to the glory … More Do Preachers Know the Power of the Holy Spirit? (Martyn Lloyd-Jones)

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“Jesus Covered His Territory Like a Flame”

Tuesday is for Preaching Praying for my own soul and for all the preachers of America to let this perspective saturate their hearts. Jesus covered His territory like a flame, preaching God’s Word in the Spirit’s power (Luke 4:14). “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,” He said, “because He anointed Me to preach … More “Jesus Covered His Territory Like a Flame”

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Perplexing Leadership; John Piper; Emotional Intelligence; Myths about the Church; Tea Party Corrections; Homosexual Intolerance

Weekend Links There are two links below that I wish every Christian in America would take the time to read/hear. John Piper and Jonathan Parnell’s insight into the current state of the debate on Homosexuality in America, though brief, is brilliant. The link that follows it with two longer video’s of Doug Wilson’s recent lectures … More Perplexing Leadership; John Piper; Emotional Intelligence; Myths about the Church; Tea Party Corrections; Homosexual Intolerance

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