Political correctness means that the title of this blog will produce cries of bigotry and arrogance from those who are outside the faith. “Why don’t you keep your religion to yourself and leave the muslims to their faith?” “You Christians think you have the market cornered on truth. You’re arrogant.” “You Christians only see non-Christians … More Preaching the Gospel to Muslims without Compromise
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”
Thursday is for Discipleship Excerpt from a message on 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Context for these comments is verses 5-8 where Paul speaks of the integrity, tenderness, and purity of his motives in preaching the gospel. John 14:21 21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who … More Destroying Our Own Witness to the World
Sunday Afternoon Musings Jesus said: “With God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26) “You will do greater works than these.” (John 14:12) “Ask and you will receive.” (John 16:24) “I am coming soon.” (Revelation 22:12) “Can you imagine, can you fathom, can you grasp what would happen if you, if we, if the whole Church … More What Would Happen if We Actually Believed Jesus?
Monday Reflections The bombing in Boston is the news of the day. As I write the death toll is 3 dead and 130 wounded. Traumatic injury to lower extremities from shrapnel from either the bombs themselves or from trash cans or other metal objects that were obliterated by the cowards who attacked innocent bystanders to … More Reflections on a Day of Cowardice and Courage
Monday is for Discussion Jesus has risen. His purpose has been accomplished. He appears to his disciples. The ones who ran and hid, . . . the ones who declared loyalty and failed, . . . the ones who he had told to not let their hearts be troubled (John 14:1), . . . Those … More The First Command of Christ and The Cure for Depression
Tuesday is for Discipleship You aren’t growing as a Christian because you don’t need him. “But,” you say, “I do need him. Without Christ I have no forgiveness of sins, no relationship with the Father, no way to heaven, no hope of eternity in fellowship with Christ and all those who have loved his appearing” … More You Aren’t Growing as a Christian Because You Don’t Need Him
Monday Discussion We live in the age of the resurrection. We have always lived in the age of the resurrection, but like the disciples who forgot that Jesus said he would rise from the dead, we too quickly forget that the fact of … the knowledge about … the belief in … … the resurrection … More Resurrection Day +1
Friday is for Heart Songs “Nothing will change your life more completely and quickly than obedience to the word of the Living God.” We need to train our heats to take joy in simply obeying God, simply hearing his will and doing it–before we know all the results, repercussions and responsibilities that obedience will bring. … More What Will It Take to Change My Life?
Weekend Musings Conclusion: Sojourners Change the World (Part 6) One result of living like sojourners, knowing we are bathed in the blood of the cross, and identified with the sacrifice of our Savior and desiring to emulate Him as close as possible, will be a powerful stimulus to less homogeneity in our congregations and fewer … More Sojourners Change the World, So Let’s Not be Settlers