08/09/18 Don’t Even Pray

READING: Jeremiah 5-8 “Do not offer a cry or a prayer on their behalf.” Jeremiah 7:16 Every time I read this section of the book…

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8 Indicators Worship Music is Not Good 

I write simply as a person who has worshiped in multiple settings on several continents, and who is concerned when worship music simply isn’t well done. Here are some of my indicators of when the worship music is not good.

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08/08/18 Cracked Cisterns

READING: Jeremiah 1-4 “. . . Cracked cisterns that cannot hold water . . . .” Jeremiah 2:13 In my teen years, our family owned a home…

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Convenience Store Christianity

I don’t want to overstate the case here—as I really do believe that many, many believers I know truly love the Lord and have dedicated their lives to Him—but much of North American Christianity seems to be what I call “Convenience Store Christianity.” I’ll let you determine the comparisons.  

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08/07/18 Real Repentance

READING: Joel 1-3 “Turn to me with all your heart.” Joel 2:12 “Repent.” Most of us have heard the word a lot, but that fact…

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8 Surprising Things that Church Members Noted about Me

Over my years of ministry, I’ve been surprised by things about me that church people have noted and pointed out to me. I write about them today not because I was ultimately offended, but because I’m probably a better gospel minister today in some ways because these folks were so honest with me.

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08/06/18 Trusting by Faith

READING: Habakkuk 1-3 “But the righteous one will live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:4 “Why, God, aren’t You listening to my prayers? Why aren’t you…

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08/05/18 No King like Him

READING: 2 Kings 23 “. . . there was no king like him who turned to the Lord.” 2 Kings 23:25 There was no one like him…

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