Following Christ is not for the half-hearted but it is for all those who really want Him. You have to read the whole Bible if you want to know what being a Christian really means. You have to take the whole Bible seriously, not just those portions that are comfortable for you. You have to … More Discipleship: Not for the Half-hearted
Reading with the Pastor Luke 13 and Psalm 90 Verses 18-21 grabbed my attention from today’s reading. The Mustard Seed and the Leaven 18 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew … More What to Remember When Your Love and Care Aren’t “Enough”
Reading with the Pastor Mark 7 and Psalm 42-43 Today’s readings are sobering and exciting. The Pharisees continue to fight the teaching and ministry of Christ. Even though they have the Scripture, they don’t understand it. Nevertheless, a Gentile woman expresses faith in Christ and a desire to receive His blessing and healing for her … More How About This on Your Gravestone?
From J.C. Ryle “The man who is about to sail for Australia or New Zealand as a settler is naturally anxious to know something about his future home, its climate, its employments, its inhabitants, its ways, its customs. All these are subjects of deep interest to him. You are leaving the land of your nativity, … More Great Thoughts on Heaven
Saturday is for Reflection How do our lives get cluttered and distracted, and out of whack, disjointed, misdirected, unpurposed, uninspiring, unfocused, unfulfilling, unsatisfying, and joyless? How do we head off with great passion to love and serve God and lose our way when the path is so clearly marked? Jesus could not have been clearer: … More The Clutter that Obscures Christ
Thursday is for History Gospel proclamation and practical ministry to the poor. That was the theological basis and practical pattern of the Salvation Army and that is why it was so productive then and continues to be productive today. Biblical and practical Orthodoxy and orthopraxy Theory and application Head and hand Every church, every Christian needs … More How the Church Becomes Believable
Saturday Musings The following is excerpted from the book Picking a President: Or Any Other Elected Official (2012). I’m reediting the book for a new release and this portion from chapter 28 seemed relevant for where our nation is at. When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and … More Stalling the Judgment of God