I am reading a fascinating devotional book, While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks: Forty Daily Reflections on Biblical Leadership Haddon Robinson, former President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary says in the Forward to the book, that Professor Laniak applies what he has learned to the tasks of being a shepherd in the church and “raises our job … More Where are the Shepherds?
It makes sense doesn’t it? If we have been adopted into the family of God then we should seek to know and value things that God’s family values. What is at the heart of the Father of this new family in which I live? What does he want His adopted children to do with their … More God is a Lover and He is Looking for Lovers
Monday is for Discussion “Jesus’s teaching consistently attracted the irreligious while offending the Bible-believing, religious people of his day. However, in the main, our churches today do not have this effect. The kind of outsiders Jesus attracted are not attracted to contemporary churches, even our most avant-garde ones. We tend to draw conservative, button-down, moralistic … More The Impossibility of Evangelical Witness
Another fantastic offering from Kairos Journal. Sometimes the most common things in our lives, (“Yeah, the parable of the prodigal son, I know that story”) are just too familiar for us. We know them and so we dismiss them. We think we know them so we never stop and get out our pick axes and dig … More How Deep the Father’s Love for Us, How Vast Beyond All Measure
Friday is for Heart Songs God is a lover and he desires lovers. And to love the lost the way they need to be loved we need to love the Lord more than we love the lost. That kind of love only grows out of an intimacy with God. And that intimacy is only grown … More God is a Lover and He is Looking for Lovers
Wednesday is for Prayer Ours is a culture that desperately needs to gain David’s perspective on what sin is and how serious it is to a holy God. David shows us in Psalm 51. 1 Be gracious to me, O God, . according to Your lovingkindness; . According to the … More What Does Repentance Really Look Like in a Man of God?
Tuesday is for Preaching Sometimes we are led astray by the editors of our Bibles. Most of the headings are great and helpful and the editors mean well with their chapter headings and subtitles of sections but if you aren’t careful, you might get an idea set in your interpretive grid that leads you astray. … More Can the Editor’s Subject Headings of Our Bibles be Trusted?
Monday is for Discussion “Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawling near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, ‘This man receives sinners and eats with them.’” (Luke 15:1-2, ESV) Questions: When was the last time you had a non-Christian into your home for a meal, a dessert, a … More Receiving Sinners for the Glory of God