Tuesday is for Thinking “Christ died for us so that we would not have to die for sin, not so that we would not have to die for others.” Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper, 77. Christian, pour your life out in service of your neighbors. Don’t be afraid or shirk your responsibility to … More Living for Others
Saturday Morning Musing Christianity is Not Safe. Christianity is not safe because Jesus was not safe. He sent his first disciples out into the world “like lambs in the midst of wolves” (Luke 10:3) and He hasn’t changed. He still sends us out to give testimony to Him at the risk of us. He knows … More The Doctrine of “Self-Safety”
We don’t love what we will not sacrifice for. But God . . . “But God demonstrated His love for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” — Romans 5:8 Be intoxicated with His love. And then go love everyone you know in His name.
Yesterday I read a quote by John Howard Yoder, that prior to the conversion of Constantine and the Roman Empire, “it took great conviction to stand for Christ. After Constantine (A.D. 272-337), it took great courage and conviction to not stand for Christ.” The Church grew rapidly from the resurrection to Constantine but when Christianity … More The Constantinian Problem and Opportunity
Where’s the Love? The following article is from Kairos Journal and fits perfectly with my message to Trinity Church from last week. Let’s pray for one another that love would be the dominate mark of our faith. And Trinity people—pray that for yoru pastor too. 4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken … More The Challenge to Christians in every Generation: Where’s the Love?
Monday is for Discussion Believers should out love, out give, out patient, out forgive, out die, everyone else in the culture. We should live better, think better, love better and die better than all who don’t know the joy of the gospel. Whether we have much or little, whether we have health or cancer, whether … More The Art of Joyful Giving: Ann Voskamp Says it Almost Perfectly
Thursday is for Discipleship Doing some research for this week’s message and ran across this in an old microfilm newspaper copy from World War II: “Christianity has for its common symbol a cross, signifying the glory and divinity of a Life-laid down” for a cause. Selfish footprints all lead away from Calvary, and not toward … More “A Laid-down Life” :: What it will take to reach this generation for Christ
Thursday is for Discipleship My love for my children, all four of them, borders on idolatry. I would die for them without even giving it a second thought. I am unashamedly proud of them, excited by them and their potential as well as their present. Their protection and joy, in many ways, has been my … More Hey Dad’s, How’d You Like to Give this Guy Permission to Marry Your Daughter?
Thursday is for Discipleship Four simple principles on how to develop a passion for your neighbors who don’t know Christ: STUDY THE WORD OF GOD. More specifically, study the missionary heart of God for the world. “There is no situation in your life, in your ministry, no situation in evangelism or personal relationship, where a … More How to Fall in Love with the People You are Trying to Reach for Christ
Friday is for Heart Songs I love finding gems of insight and inspiration and here’s one from Kairos Journal. So here is a bit of church history and a powerful story of love an sacrifice on behalf of the gospel. May God make all of us greater lovers of seekers after his kingdom and his righteousness. … More “Let Your Love Be a Public and General Love”