“Life In The Crosshairs” (Part 1)

“Life In The Crosshairs” (Part 1)

Those who serve Christ in public ministry live in the “crosshairs”—almost as if we are being scrutinized from the other end of a sniper rifle. The fact is that we are... Read More »
“A 21st-Century Checkup For Ministry” (Part 3)

“A 21st-Century Checkup For Ministry” (Part 3)

We close out our week with three final issues that face ministry leaders today: Is there a place for intimacy in our church? (Acts 16:15). Lydia was a successful businesswoman who... Read More »
“A 21st-Century Checkup For Ministry” (Part 2)

“A 21st-Century Checkup For Ministry” (Part 2)

On Monday, we began revisiting the church-planting ministry of Paul and his team in Macedonia recorded in Acts 16. The Philippian church was the fruit of that ministry. In Growing... Read More »
“A 21st-Century Checkup For Ministry” (Part 1)

“A 21st-Century Checkup For Ministry” (Part 1)

When you feel “stuck” in your ministry, remember the four-man team mentioned in Acts 16:1-8. What a gifted team of church planters: Paul, Silas, Luke, and Timothy. They... Read More »
“Our Three Loves” (Part 3)

“Our Three Loves” (Part 3)

Friday Love of Self As pastors we are also to teach and model the implied part of our text – love for selves! “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with... Read More »
“Our Three Loves” (Part 2)

“Our Three Loves” (Part 2)

Wednesday Love for Our Neighbors Love for others with all our heart is another very clear goal also modeled by our Lord and Savior. Remember His clear summary of His desires for... Read More »
“Our Three Loves” (Part 1)

“Our Three Loves” (Part 1)

Monday Our Love of God Love for God is Christianity 101. Basic. At the top of our list. No question at all, our Lord wants us to believe Him – “without faith it is... Read More »

Creator Praise

“In the beginning” (Genesis 1:1) is not the only place in the Bible where we read about creation. The remarkable work of God’s creation is not a one-passage... Read More »

No Record of Our Sins

Out of the depths” the psalmist cries to God (Psalm 130:1). His problem surfaces: terrible guilt for things done and undone in the past. “If You, Lord, should mark... Read More »

Hopeful Praise

One of my friends was in tears on a beautiful summer day, unable to deal with life’s difficulties. Another could not look beyond the life-altering sadnesses of her past. Still... Read More »
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