Paul was a missionary, an apostle, a sent-one to the Gentiles. His call from God was to go the Gentile world, the non-Jewish world, and announce the gospel. And if you are not Jewish and yet believe in the Messiah of Israel, you are part of Paul’s legacy. Why was Paul sent to the Gentile … More Are You a Gentile?
Tuesday is for Discipleship I stopped trying to “find myself” and decided to seek God. —Mark Batterson . All In, (Zondervan, 2013) Great quote from New York Times bestseller All In by Mark Batterson. Good advice and completely in sync with Jesus’s word in Matthew 10:39 . . . Those who find their life will lose it, … More Give Up on “Finding Yourself”
Wednesday is for Prayer Otis Redding died at the age of 26, but not before leaving the timeless “Dock of the Bay.” Jim Croce died at 30, but not before giving the world “Time in a Bottle.” Princess Diana of Wales died at 36, but not before championing the removal of war-mines from battle-fields. William … More What Will You Do with Your One Life?
Weekend Musings It is important to remember the lessons of the past. All mission activity has not always been successful or benign. Sometimes, Western arrogance has accompanied our attempts to take the gospel to the world and sometimes, God, in His sovereignty, still works miracles. The following historical account is from Kairos Journal. Zulu Work … More Untold Stories of Missions and Gospel Power
Tuesday Discussion Live passionately for and like Jesus. Living passionately for and like Jesus. Training men and women to live passionately for and like Jesus. Planting churches that plant churches filled with people living passionately for and like Jesus. These are the phrases, that have dominated my thinking, studying, preaching, teaching and living for the … More Living Passionately For and Like Jesus isn’t Very Popular
Thursday is for Discipleship “Luther’s return from the cloister was the worst blow the world had suffered since the days of early Christianity. The renunciation he made when he became a monk was child’s play compared with that which he had to make when he returned to the world. Now came the frontal assault. The … More Bonhoeffer on The Only Way to Follow Jesus
Thursday is for Discipleship Yesterday you led a friend to Christ. It was a genuine conversion. He saw his sin. He saw his Savior. He desired the Kingdom and when it all came together, he embraced the King and the Kingdom, repented of his sin and placed his faith in the resurrected Christ and His … More So He Converted. Now What? (or What do you feed an infant Christian?)
What does it mean to live like a missionary in the neighborhood? It means to live like Jesus wants us to live. It means to live for the gospel-good of our neighbors. It means to live like my friends from New Jersey in this story post from my archives. Living Missionally in Suburbia.
Monday Discussion I am convinced that the church needs to re-learn how to be the church in the neighborhood. Thirty-five years of seeker-sensitive, seeker-targeted methodology has created congregations that have no ability to herald the gospel and who can do little more than invite people to programs. Our people need to be retaught, after the … More Living for the Gospel-Good of Our Neighbors
Weekend Musings Jesus can’t be added to your worldview. He wants to radically overturn everything you ever thought about everything. That’s why we call him Lord. This morning I shared with a group of men at a Men’s Breakfast in Dyer Indiana two of Jesus’ shortest and most pungent parables–the blue collar parable and its … More What Happens When a Man is Captured by the Kingdom?