I began a personal study some months ago that I simply call Gospel Glories. My journal pages look something like this. Gospel Glories- Forgiveness There is a lifetime of sin behind me and an eternity of glory before me (Col. 1:13-14). Therefore, forget what things are behind you; because Jesus makes your insurmountable sin debt non-existent … Continue reading Gospel Glories- Why Needing to “Forgive Yourself” is Silly.
For Preachers: Inductive Preaching is a Great Homiletics Professor
I'm a fan most all sports, but in high school I was particularly committed to baseball and golf. I played baseball fairly competitively, and I play golf as well as the next guy, who plays golf pretty poorly. I must say, I'd be a much better golfer if courses would stop discriminating against me, they refuse … Continue reading For Preachers: Inductive Preaching is a Great Homiletics Professor
Pray for Your Pastor, Because it’s Monday.
No one likes Mondays. I don't like Mondays. You know who else doesn't like Mondays? Pastors, pastors don't like Mondays. This is going to be brief, but I truly hope you will consider and apply. Here are some immensely specific reasons why you should pray for your pastor on Monday: The number of … Continue reading Pray for Your Pastor, Because it’s Monday.
Millennials, Please Read
I have a fear. You may consider it a silly fear, but I hope to convince you that it is indeed a serious matter. My fear is this, millennials do not read. Now of course, there are always exceptions. I know some well-read and literarily minded millennials, but comparatively, they're a minority. Don't believe me? When is … Continue reading Millennials, Please Read
Put on your overalls.
We owe Thomas Edison a great deal, you know, light. We also owe him credit for this great statement: "Opportunity is too often missed because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work." Preacher, preaching is work. It's the greatest and hardest work. Whether you share my struggle of sitting and staring at an empty coffee … Continue reading Put on your overalls.