For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit.Romans 8:5 (The NET Bible) What I appreciate about the Apostle Paul is how he is always practical in his … Continue reading What Shapes Your Outlook?
I was reading through the first letter to Timothy recently and was impressed with how much time Paul spends on Timothy's private spiritual life. I think the reason for this is plain. You will not make it far in preaching and teaching the Gospel if your walk with God is a mess. Paul, ever the … Continue reading Staying Faithful
All I can add to this post is a hearty amen!
While on his third missionary journey, Paul came to Troas where he spent the week. He met with the brethren. Worshipped. Communed. And preached. (Acts 20:6-7)
Preaching. It’s been a part of worship since the first century church began on that Pentecost Sunday in Acts 2. Peter preached. He preached Jesus. His death. Burial. Resurrection. And ascension. He preached God’s plan for salvation.
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"We’ve got to stop thinking of family entertainment as “safe” merely by counting the number of cusswords or asking whether the movie contains overt displays of sexuality and violence. When our focus remains on the surface, we underestimate the more powerful and persuasive aspects of art. Plenty of films rated G and PG promote messages … Continue reading Quote of the Day
Today's post comes from one of my mentors Mark Dunagan. He writes a daily blog (which you can subscribe to here). as he travels the country with his wife Cindy, preaching and teaching the Gospel. Mark also runs a YouTube channel and a website where you can download his study notes and commentaries. I hope … Continue reading We Settle for Too Little
Solomon wrote in Eccl. 7:10 “Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these?” For you do not inquire wisely concerning this.” There is a tendency to misremember how things happened or how they were. Korah’s rebellion is one clear example of this in scripture, and there are lessons for us today that … Continue reading Misremembering the Past
What do a Roman centurion, a tax collector, and a blind man have in common? And, no, this is not a setup to a bad joke. They each teach us a lesson about how to approach God. Tonight we are going to mainly in the Gospel of Luke and will be studying three the three … Continue reading Coming Near to God
Here is a post by Ken Weliever that I hope will be as encouraging to you as it was to me.
“The two most popular podcasts in the United States right now are not about sports, news, or even pop culture. They’re about the Bible,” according to an article by Christian Headlines contributor Michael Foust.
Foust reports that “The Bible in a Year,” hosted by Mike Schmitz is No. 1 in the U.S. on Apple’s podcast charts. And No. 2 is “The Bible Recap” by Tara-Leigh Cobble.
“The podcasts rank higher than podcasts by The New York Times, NBC, Joe Rogan, and NPR,” writes Foust.
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Introduction: Last Sunday morning, the scripture reading was all of Hebrews 1. This morning I want us to turn our attention back there and read Hebrews 1:1-4 Hebrews 1:1–4 NKJV God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken … Continue reading God Has Spoken