How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. — Luke […]
I was traveling this last week and found myself at Lebanon, MO on Sunday morning. I decided to go to First Baptist Church. There wasn’t much to it. It was a normal, Bible-belt traditional service. They had a later contemporary service, but because we were traveling we went to the early, traditional service. The music […]
The Objective Get input from Southern Baptists on whether or not one should be a member or regular attendee of a Southern Baptist Church to take part in programs facilitated by CP supported entities such as NAMB, IMB, etc. that are to be promoted and used in SBC churches. The Scenario Someone signs up for […]
Whether you know it or not, members of your church are ministering to Christians who struggle with homosexuality. Like the struggle itself, their ministry to those who suffer may be hidden, but it goes on, fueled by love. They are parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, cousins, and friends of your church members – men and […]
What do the gay people in your church look like? Do you spot them by their flamboyant clothing . . . their mannerisms . . . their declarations? When a brother or sister in your church came to you to ask you for your help and support in their personal struggle against homosexuality . . […]
Today while meeting with my Pastor and Sunday School director, we observed that our church is not good at welcoming new faces. At times, people visit us and they do not feel welcome. I suggested this is a symptom of not having a heart for the lost. When by the grace of God a lost […]
This is the end of a post I wrote late last night… Here are a few ways God has specifically challenged me with missional living: 1) To be an example to my small group about what it means to live on mission for Jesus. 2) To engage the Mormons in my own community. I have […]
The phrase “engaging your culture” is often used and in my opinion, misused. We aren’t trying to engage a culture, but rather a people within a culture. I know I am somewhat arguing semantics, but I think rephrasing it to “engage your neighbor” helps put things into perspective. We are trying to win people. We […]
Happy Reformation Day everyone… To celebrate, I read Galatians and my wife made a Happy Reformation Day cake. Did you do anything to celebrate the Reformation?
Another great post from Dr. Russell Moore: A Word to Young Preachers Posted using ShareThis
This was a tweet that I read from Jared Wilson… I’m not sure what I think about it. “Vision is overrated” From what I have seen, many in the Reformed camp tend to shy away from words and topics such as “vision,” while other camps-such as Andy Stanley, Craig Gross, etc. spend a little(maybe a […]
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