Reading with the Pastor John 16 and Psalms 133-135 Travails in the Schoenleber family have kept me from posting anything new for more than a week but I hope it hasn’t kept you from reading with the pastor. Today we come to John 16 and Psalms 133-135. It is a good selection to be coupled … More Waking Up Angels
Great Quotes from Weekend Reading “The twenty-first century has begun with the shattering realization that there is no safe place on earth. Slowly, perhaps, many are wakening to the biblical view that ‘here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come’ (Hebrews 13:14); that this world does not offer a … More A Major Problem for American Christians
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?
Tuesday is for Preaching All over the country, pastors are preparing two very different messages this week. Many will be preaching 3 to 7 messages in the span of three days. Some will be preaching on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. One set of messages will be filled with mourning over sin and … More Prayer for the Nation’s Preachers
Thursday is for Discipleship Time is drawing near. The fullness of time is pregnant (Galatians 4:4). It won’t be long now. The disciples sense a turn in the face of Christ. When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. (Luke 9:51) The cost of … More Dying for Jesus isn’t Very Popular These Days: Neither is Living for Him
Thursday is for Discipleship What is the malady of our age? What is it that rips the heart out of our passion for Christ, our thirst for glory? Why are we so anemic in our influence for the Lord of Life? Why are our lives filled with so many trivialities? Why is there so little … More Not Tormented by Sin