It is one of the great ironies of our time that an atheist could grasp the heart of the Christian faith better than many Christians.
- December 20, 2011 |
“Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk” is not the typical opening of a Christmas carol. But in this week’s episode of “The Cross and the Jukebox,” we take a look at Montgomery Gentry’s version of the song, ”Merry Christmas from the Family,” a song that explores the darker side of Christmas... (Read more)
When God takes something away, we are often quick to indict Him and question His goodness.
Four lessons that have helped this once-shy guy become confident in front of people
Deacons and other mature leaders of the church have a responsibility probably not spelled out in their bylaws, but as necessary as any given them in scripture or by the membership: Be on a constant lookout for trouble and troublemakers within the congregation.
- December 16, 2011 |
Many churches, finding that Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, are choosing to scale back their services or even cancel them in light of the holiday.
- December 15, 2011 |
It is possible to know the Scriptures, read the Scriptures, revere the Scriptures and miss the point entirely.
- December 13, 2011 |
Culture does lie, but obviously each lie is couched as something we should believe as true.
- December 12, 2011 |
What we can’t fix, God can. But we have to stop trying to fix it ourselves.
- December 10, 2011 |
Reports were paraded out this week about a newly discovered planet that is similar to Earth, meaning potentially ideal for life.
- December 08, 2011 |
Those of us who hold to so-called “traditional gender roles” are often assumed to believe that women should submit to men. This isn’t true.
- December 07, 2011 |
LibriVox has just released the first-ever audio version of J. C. Ryle’s Expository Thoughts on Matthew.
- December 07, 2011 |
I'm proposing that every church needs to have four teams of workers who will focus on people in the congregation who need our help.
The way many of us think about sanctification is, well…not very sanctified. In fact, it’s terribly narcissistic. We spend too much time thinking about how we’re doing, if we’re growing, whether we’re doing it right or not.
The current trend is to work harder than ever at finding ways to say “yes” to the world in order to gain a hearing.
We are tempted to put all of our time and energy into the people who don't yet fill our pews. Why this is wrong.
Here are some useful resources to help you prepare Christmas messages.
- December 03, 2011 |
I’ve long appreciated the Gettys for the way they serve the Church through their hymn writing. You can sense their heart for evangelism, for the Church, and for praising the Lord who took on flesh to save us.
- December 02, 2011 |