Changing the Conversation with Your Neighbor

Thursday is for Making Disciples [Update: Don, who asked the question that started this blog post, now lives in heaven. I look forward to seeing him again.] I had just finished recording the message for this past Sunday and our second campus when Don (he always says “from Tennessee”) asked an important question. The message he … More Changing the Conversation with Your Neighbor

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The Key to Endurance

Thursday is for Discipleship “I want you to know brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel,” Philippians 1:12 ESV Disciples don’t live for their comfort. They don’t live for acclaim. They don’t live for money, or power, or prestige. They live for the advance of the gospel and that … More The Key to Endurance

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Consumers of a Christian-flavored-life

Tuesday is for Preaching The church in America is sick. She has buildings and schools and Bible Colleges and Seminaries. Dozens of parachurch organizations exist to help her accomplish her mission, magazines and books continue to pour forth from her publishers. Whole new genres have developed from Christian novels to Christian music, Christian Comedy, Christian … More Consumers of a Christian-flavored-life

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Mature Discipleship Lives for the Advance of the Gospel

Thursday is for Discipleship “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ.”  —Philippians 1:12-13 Paul writes from prison and addresses the entire … More Mature Discipleship Lives for the Advance of the Gospel

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Most Christians have a Warped and Unfulfilling View of God

Friday is for Heart Songs The Joy of Slavery to God comes from knowing Jesus as ( and is) the Messiah. (Cf. Phil. 1:1) “Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Christ Jesus, …” Paul and Timothy describe themselves as Slaves of Christ Jesus.  The name “Christ Jesus” inverts the typical way of talking about Jesus.  Instead … More Most Christians have a Warped and Unfulfilling View of God

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