Penetrating the Crust of Legalism
Every human being will have noticed the club mentality. At its most crude, club mentality is about inclusion and exclusion. And it always depends on protecting the needs of the club executive, but the club is based primarily in partiality. Wherever partiality exists, favouritism is rife, and injustice prevails. Breaking through the crust of legalism is about patiently restoring equity and justice.The Imaginary Disciple
Jesus didn’t hold a job fair to find his disciples. He knew who they were, and where they were, and how they would respond. I’ve often wondered how I would respond to the call. I’ve dreamed about it many times. Here’s what my dreams are like.God’s Own Customer Support Hotline – Satisfaction Guaranteed
Most companies offer Customer Support. So does God. Here’s a typical call.Jesus Makes Deals – So Can You
Jesus offered us a great deal. Grace at less than a bargain-basement price. Can we make the same kind of deal with the ones we love?Immortality: Why Did Jesus Die and Rise Again?
If Jesus was just going to raise his body from the grave, why did he die in the first place? He did many miracles; surely he could have avoided being crucified. He set a powerful example of non-violence, non-resistance, and how to respond whenever we feel attacked. He also demonstrated that physical immortality can be achieved after death.With God, “I Can’t” Becomes “I Can”
God is a master of taking us to various “I can’t” places, in order that we would learn how to believe, think through, and find ways of living in the “I can” place. God doesn’t change our situations, but he gives us opportunities to adapt, to improvise, and to overcome. With God, “I can’t” can inevitably become “I can.”Killing Darwin Stone Dead
In the book of Daniel we read a brief outline of Bible prophecy in which King Nebuchadnezzar of ancient Babylon dreams of a great statue, the parts of which represent a series of powerful worldly kingdoms (Daniel 2:31-45). The final world-ruling kingdom is represented by the feet of the statue, a powerful union of 10 nation states.Three of the Most Important Words in Your Vocabulary
When we trust the Lord fully to take care of us, these three little words become a melody to the soul. Besides, we actually have a command concerning them.How Can We Know If The Mayan Or Any Other Doomsday, Apocalyptic End Time Prophecies Are True?
Is it possible to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth concerning any subject? Can “reason” provide all the answers to the controversy about the Mayan Calendar or any other prediction concerning any future event? My answer may surprise you.Why We Read
C.S. Lewis made a statement in the movie “Shadowlands” that resonates with me. He said, “We read to know we are not alone.”Lord, Are You Listening?
Ever get the feeling God’s not listening to you when you pray? Actually, He may not be. But, I assure you, it’s not His error, it’s ours.Preaching: Using the iPad in the Pulpit
The iPad can be a valuable tool for the pastor and preacher. By incorporating the iPad into your sermon preparation and delivery, you can utilize its convenience and functionality. But how can you bring the iPad into your sermon workflow? Here’s one pastor’s way of using the iPad in his sermon building and delivery.