One of the Things that Impresses Me about Jesus is His Men. Peter and Andrew were brothers. Peter, who famously denied Christ and Andrew who introduced him to Jesus. John and James were brothers too, and they were two guys with problem tempers. Jesus gave them knick names, “‘the sons of thunder.” Thomas is guilless … More One of the Things that Impresses Me . . .
Wednesday is for Prayer Whether your church is new or old, organic or traditional, large or small, whether it meets in a building or a house, in a community center or under a tree, if your location is anywhere in North America, these six things are true about your congregation (and mine): We are not … More Six Truths about Organic and Traditional Churches
Monday Discussion We are a royal priesthood to our God. That is what Peter says in 1 Peter 2:9. Alexander Whyte writes: Our office is not the apostolic office, but Paul would be the first to say to us that our office is quite as magnificent as ever his office was. Let us, then, magnify … More Royal Pains: What Does a Royal Priesthood Do?
Thursday is for Discipleship “Father in Heaven! What is man without You! What is all that he knows, vast accumulation though it be, but a chipped fragment if he does not know You.” —Soren Kierkegaard, Purity of Heart is the Will to One Thing I need a soul with a broader band width. That’s my struggle. I am a perpetual learner. That’s … More I Need a Soul with a Broader Wave-band
Monday Discussion Below is a depiction of the countries from which this blog has had visitors over the last 10 months. It represents men and women who want to be trained and equipped to reach their neighbors for Christ. It represents thousands of men and women who are looking for content on the internet that … More Graphic Representation of the Need for Workers
Monday Discussion Five foundational principles to transform your relationships with non-Christians. 1. Cultivate the value of caring. Luke 10:25-37 —Many of us think we care for others because we have no animosity toward others. But Jesus knows better. He knows that caring is only proved in the willingness to sacrifice for others. We are all … More How to Get to Know Non-Christians
Thursday is for Discipleship 1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord … More “Deadliest Catch™” Knows More About Making Disciples than We Do!
There was an “intentional withness” to Jesus’ discipleship pattern. He called them to himself that he might send them out to preach. They were going to observe something in him and from him and they were going to be sent out to do similar kinds of things (Cf. Luke 10) The apostle Paul seems to … More “I Can’t Change the World, I’m Amusing Myself to Death”
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 It’s a familiar passage. Luke 10:1-11. The Sending out of the 70 to preach the Kingdom. I’d encourage you to read it. Here’s a seven point outline of the instructions that are given: The harvest is plentiful and workers are needed. Pray for them (vs. 1). The mission is urgent and … More Learning How to Penetrate a New City (or Neighborhood) from Jesus