Preach the Gospel to Yourself. Read this for excellent instruction on how to preach the gospel to your own heart. “Whatever Scriptures we use to assure us of God’s forgiveness, we must realize that whether the passage explicitly states it or not, the only basis for God’s forgiveness is the blood of Christ shed on the cross for us.”
If God Knows Our Every Need, Then Why Doe He Tell Us to Pray? “Most of us don’t like to humble ourselves. At least I don’t like to. And prayer is an act of humility. Prayer is an act of weakness. When we pray we admit to God that we desperately need help.”
Dads, Plan for Family Time. “Dads, as fall begins (in the Northern Hemisphere), your family schedule is likely already filling up with activities. But does your fall schedule bear the marks of your leadership?”
The Ordinary Church. An extremely good sermon on the ordinary nature of the church. “A church was not an event. A church was not a place where there was a platform for some striking figure or over-the-top personality. It was just an ordinary place where the people of God who were genuinely converted devoted themselves continually to the Word of God, to fellowship, to the Lord’s table, and prayer. Ordinary. I’m so thankful that this is an ordinary church. Not only ordinary activities, but secondly ordinary attitudes, ordinary attitudes.”
Mentoring 101. Some good wisdom on the crucial topic of mentoring.
Two Things We Must Be Clear About When We Talk About Homosexuality. “We may want to avoid the controversy, but it’s coming whether we like it or not. In some way, at some time or place, every Christian will have to take their stand on this question: what does the Bible say about homosexuality? Let me suggest two points I think we must state with both compassion and clarity.”
Here’s to Adventurous Toddlers. Try not to laugh.