Reading with the Pastor Matthew 28 and Psalm 36 Today a question came in on the reading of Matthew 28. Below you will find the question and the answer I quickly scribbled out. Hope both are helpful. . I have a question for you on today’s reading in Matthew 28. . … More A Reader’s Question
Tuesday is for Thinking There are some decisions that followers of Christ are free to make. Should I worship with that church body or this one? YOU DECIDE Should I read my Bible in the morning or the evening? YOU DECIDE Should I marry this person or not? YOU DECIDE, BUT ONLY “IN THE LORD” Should … More Some Decisions Followers of Christ Can’t Make
She was being interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR). An American actress playing the mother of a special needs child in a new play from London now touring the USA. The play is getting rave reviews as it explores the inner workings of a 15-year-old boy whose parents love, but can’t touch because of his … More Days Without Grace
Sunday Musings I am starting on my third copy of Bonhoeffer’s, The Cost of Discipleship, having worn out two copies already. It is embarrassing to see how much I don’t know, haven’t comprehended, and failed to discern in my previous readings. That said, I’m excited about how God is going to use the book to … More The Church is Drowning in Cheap Grace
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
Friday is for Musing The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) is about going not inviting. I guess that is all the reason we need. See: They are Outside the Castle: a modern parable
Monday Discussion “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Cor. 5:20-21, NASB) Six … More Begging-Ambassadors: The Christian Identity
If the Great Commission of (Matthew 28:16-20) is a command and Jesus tells us to teach those who believe to obey all that he commanded how can we escape the implication that all who are reached are supposed to multiply (reach others / make disciples)? Here’s a simple tool that I learned years ago from … More How Does a Disciple Become a Multiplier?
Friday is for Heart Songs “Nothing will change your life more completely and quickly than obedience to the word of the Living God.” We need to train our heats to take joy in simply obeying God, simply hearing his will and doing it–before we know all the results, repercussions and responsibilities that obedience will bring. … More What Will It Take to Change My Life?
If We Aren’t Fishing for Men, We Aren’t Following Jesus. From the archives. Blunt, but not harsh.