Saturday Musings The modern American church is “ill focused and sadly out of sync with its Lord’s mission.” According to a 2010 LifeWay Research study, only three percent of American churches participated as the primary support for a church plant and only 14 percent participated “in any way” toward the establishment of a new church … More Getting Serious About Discipleship
Tuesday is for Preaching You attended worship last Sunday. Perhaps you led worship last Sunday. In either case, you heard or gave a message from the word of God. Either you or someone else, spent between 10-25 hours the week previous, studying a text, praying over a text. brooding over a text, asking God for … More Did You Hear What You Preached Last Sunday?
Monday Discussion I am becoming more and more convinced that there is a tidal wave coming to the American Church. It is doctrinal in nature and unless pastors and church leaders are released from their bondage to the therapeutic concerns of people in their pulpits and teaching, the American Church is going to see tidal-wave-like … More The Tidal Wave Coming to the American Church
Tuesday is for Preaching Here’s a video of Tim Keller on what the Bible is all about. If you preach the word of God, if you have the responsibility of opening the word of life for a flock of God’s people, you need to wrestle with what Tim Keller says here. Then you need to … More Why Every Message Ought to be About the Gospel
Tuesday is for Preaching Thesis: Most messages require a firm structure for maximum audience involvement. Therefore, I prefer to phrase titles and principles/points in ways that: First, … Begin to hint at application for the hearer. I try to stay away from titles that are merely descriptive, for example “Joshua Leads the People to Conquer … More Where are You Going with Your Preaching?
Monday Discussion Luke 24:25-27 And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the … More The Greatest Bible Study This Side of Heaven