07/28/15 Living in a Backwards Way

READING: 2 Kings 18:9-19:37; Psalm 46, 80, 135 TEXTS AND APPLICATION: What most catches my attention in these chapters (largely related to Hezekiah’s reign over Judah)…

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07/27/15 Weeping over the Nations

READING: Isaiah 44-48 TEXTS AND APPLICATION: I think today about the billions of people around the world who worship idols. While we in North America often…

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07/26/15 The Wonder of It All

READING: Isaiah 40-43 TEXTS AND APPLICATION: Sometimes you read the Word, and the truths just come to life. They stop us in our tracks and re-direct…

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07/25/15 Because You Prayed

READING: Isaiah 37-39: Psalm 76 TEXTS AND APPLICATION: Do you believe that prayer makes a difference? Isaiah 37-39 are filled with evidence that prayer matters.  First, King…

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Four Elements of Assimilation

For several years, Thom Rainer and I studied evangelistic churches in North America.* In almost every study of assimilation in these churches, we found…

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The Devil and Leaders

I write this post with some hesitance. I have studied spiritual warfare for many years, and I don’t want to suggest that the devil should be our role model for anything. On the other hand, it seems to me that the devil is, in some ways, a more effective leader than many leaders today.

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