How to Stop Worrying So Much – The art of casting all your cares on God.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
The Great (American) Commission – “When it comes to The Great Commission, I’m afraid that for too long, many of us here in America believe (or at least behave) as if we are at the center of the missions universe. Whether spoken or unspoken, the attitude is that our heritage, resources, seminaries, organizations, and obedience are critical to the breadth and depth of gospel work throughout the world.”
The Hardest Place on Earth to be a Christian – “While there are many terrible places on earth to be a Christian (Sudan, North Korea, Afghanistan, Bhutan, etc.), Pakistan is arguably the worst. Other nations persecute believers, but in Pakistan the entire country has spent generations forming a world view that values the torturing of those that claim the name of Christ.”
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Old Testament in 10 Minutes + The New Testament in 10 Minutes—A helpful look at the Bible—give it 10 minutes.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Dropouts and Disciples: How Many Students are Really Leaving the Church? – Are students leaving the church in droves? What can we do to stop the bleeding?
Cease Striving – Paul Tautges begins, “In light of the psalmist’s assurance of God’s protection: ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble,’ he instructs us to ‘Cease striving’ (Psalm 46:10). The Hebrew word translated “cease” means to sink or relax. “
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
A Prayer for Loving Well in Light of the 2nd Coming of Jesus – “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 1 Pet. 4:7-10
Face the Music – The wise pastor told his new worship director, “There is one style of music I hope you never play in our church.” She grabbed a pen and asked, “What is it?” He replied, “I will never tell you. If we all insist on getting our own way, we will never sing anything.”
Sunday, May 11, 2014
A Prayer for Rejoicing in God’s Commitment to Change Us – “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thess. 5:23
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Preparing to Worship in Attending a Wedding – “It’s the beginning of the wedding season, which for many of us will mean multiple opportunities to witness afresh the symbolic representation of Christ’s covenant with his church.”
Friday, May 9, 2014
8 Things I Want My Toddler to Thank His Mom For (in 20 Years) - This is a really great expression.
Constitutional Wisdom and Common Sense on Ceremonial Prayer — "An important victory" says Al Mohler.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
Sing a New Song – “I’m unaware of any command in the Bible to “sing old songs.” It’s not disobedient to sing old songs; it simply isn’t something God needs to remind us to do. Our inertia is toward humming and singing and selecting the stuff we already know. We already like the songs we like, after all.
What we don’t yet know is the new songs. And it takes some energy to write them and learn them. So the Scriptures need to remind us again and again to “sing a new song.”
9 Things You Should Know About Prayer in the Bible - May we be a praying people!
Saturday, May 3, 2014
A Prayer about Jesus’ Nearness and Compassion for the Brokenhearted – I thank the Lord for being close by.
Seven Things I Believe Jesus Would to Say to the LGBT Community - This is a well-thought word to any and all of us in our dealings with sin and sinners.