MORNING PRAYER FOR GOSPEL FAITH
Martin Luther once wrote this about the importance of the gospel: “The gospel [is] the principal article of all Christian doctrine, wherein the knowledge of all godliness consisteth. Most necessary it is, therefore, that we should know this article well, teach it unto others, and beat it into their heads continually.” I admit that I’m a dolt when it comes to remembering and...
DO WE HAVE THE NERVE?
A challenging post from pastor Ray Ortlund… ________________________________________ “I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs.” Luke 11:8 “Impudence” is the key. Other versions show “importunity,” “persistence,”...
BRING BACK THE PRAYER MEETING
Read this great post from Jeremy Pryor… _____________________________________ In the conversation about what needs to be restored to the church I can’t stop thinking about our need to bring back the prayer meeting. If you list what gatherings Christians typically attend today in order of consistency and frequency it might go something like - 1. weekly worship service 2. small group 3....
MAKING DISCIPLES... OR MAKING BUSY WORK?
Neil Cole offers a challenging reflection on discipleship within the church… ____________________________________ We ask for volunteers all the time. We offer spiritual-gift assessments to see where people fit best in our program, but we never really offer very challenging experiences for people. Handing out bulletins, directing traffic wearing a bright orange vest, chaperoning a youth...