When the opportunity arrives for you to share the gospel; I want you to not only have the desire, I want you to have the words.
But what about the bible? Okay, Okay!! Of course you need the bible first and foremost above all else. You happy now!! But then, honestly, I don’t consider the bible to be just a “book”. Yeah, so who’s the spiritual one now - loser. Seriously though, when it comes to engaging in real bible study … Continue reading The Only Two Books You’ll Need
Ok, the short answer is YouTube, by itself, is a terrible place to learn the bible. No scholarly paper or journal would ever quote YouTube as a credible source. YouTube is entertainment. You can say whatever you want on there — and they do. Having said that, it’s not all bad. There are loads of … Continue reading YouTube Bible
In Ezra chapter one the returning and rebuilding of God’s house started with God stirring a man in his spirit. That is how God’s work always begins. Someone is awoken. Someone is moved to action. When was the last time you were stirred in your spirit? We are often like a James Bond martini. It … Continue reading Bond, James Bond
Everything I have learned in life has been the result of trial and error. Sinning against Go should scare you to death, but you should never be afraid of mistakes. Talk about Jesus, get involved, start something, write something down, teach, serve. Jump in. Say it wrong. Do it wrong. The things you will learn … Continue reading Make Mistakes
Is it possible that trying to be good could actually be a bad thing? Consider this. A student is working on a monster calculus problem. About half way through it becomes apparent that an error has been made. Somewhere there is a miscalculation. What can be done? Should they double their efforts? Can they strive … Continue reading Trying to be Good is Bad
What is our mission in life? We exist to glorify God How do we do that? Live a holy lifeSave the lostMake disciplesPlant churches This is our mission. The mission is all there is. Don’t let anyone or anything steal from you the clarity of why you are here.
There are professing Christians who have a secret life. They have quietly constructed their private world. They sneak away and enjoy their choice sin. The rest of the time they play the part of a true believer. You have others who to this are a mirror. They believe, but it is a secret. They pretend … Continue reading Pretending
O living always, always dying! O the burials of me past and present, O me while I stride ahead, material, visible, imperious as ever; O me, what I was for years, now dead, (I lament not, I am content;) O to disengage myself from those corpses of me, which I turn and look at where … Continue reading O Living Always, Always Dying
Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.Ezra 10:3 God commanded Israel not … Continue reading Part Time Lovers
Okay so maybe sin is technically a bad thing, but it is not without its perks. I mean there must be a reason we all keep doing it? Why would we risk everything for it if there was no payoff. After all, we are rational people. And at the end of the day you are … Continue reading The Joys of Sin