I love cucumbers. Last year I probably had a dozen plants in two different varieties in my garden. The year before, I had more in three varieties. Ten neighbors benefited from the bounty of those gardens. And our house had plenty to munch on and put on everything from sandwiches, to hot dogs, and salads. … More Paint Me a Picture (A Cucumber’s Journey)
Christians Conforming Rather Than Transforming — A.W. Tozer “Religion today is not transforming people; rather it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society; it is descending to society’s own level, and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly accepting its surrender.” – … More Untransformed Christians
This sound clip from BreakPoint.org is worth your ear (Link here). We who are Christians don’t worship Christ because He is good for us (though He is!) but because we believe the evidence that He rose from the dead. At the same time, it is interesting to hear what even secular studies reveal about religious … More Religion is Good for You
Thursday is for Vision You are reading a book and a statement is made that makes you want to shout “hallelujah” and maybe dance a jig. You are listening to song and one of the lyrics speaks so powerfully to your soul that you are instantaneously brought to tears. A preacher is preaching his heart … More How to Destroy Leadership Initiative and Power
We wish that all the work was done when we feel the crushing weight of conviction over some cosmic crime against the will and word of God, but this is only the beginning. It is the conception of the embryo that if nurtured and fed with the manna of God’s word will one day give … More Conviction of sin is not transformation. Normally, it is only its initial conception.
Thursday is for Discipleship I love a good story of redemption and the one below is just that. It is from Kairos Journal and should give joy to everyone who knows and loves the gospel of Jesus Christ. But it should also give hope that no matter what is going wrong around you, or in … More Former Terrorist Finds New Life in Christ
Wednesday Musings “The full force of the gospel is that followers of Jesus are transformed in their spirits; they are reborn people set on their way by a new life. They are driven by the Spirit of God to make the world right. Those same people become Jesus to the world around them, feeding the … More The Gospel in Full Force
Thursday is for Discipleship Take more time than it takes to read these three paragraphs. Take some time to think, think hard about what is written here. Bracketed comments [ ] are my own. “…..Early believers desired transformation of the lost more than they desired comfort for themselves. The emphasis on seeing people changed by … More Early Believers Loved the Lost More than They Desired Comfort
Thursday is for Discipleshp Another offering from Kairos Journal. It’s the story of some ordinary men with some God-sized dreams of changing the world through biblical preaching and pastoral care. They didn’t use gimmicks. They didn’t pander to the culture. They didn’t seek the lowest common denominator to begin a dialog. They loved non Christians, preached the … More The Good that Comes From a Spirit Directed Meeting in a Pub
Monday Discussion Conviction of sin is not transformation. Normally, it is only its initial conception. Oh how our flesh rebels at this reality. We wish that all the work was done when we feel the crushing weight of conviction over some cosmic crime against the will and word of God, but this is only the … More Conviction of sin is not transformation. Normally, it is only its initial conception.