Over the last three years or so prayer has been becoming an obsession in my life and ministry. The financial tsunami that swept across America in October of 2008 swept across many non-profit ministries too.
Would it surprise you that the following five terms are never used in the Bible when it comes to describing how a person receives salvation?
You can’t walk down the mall (Victoria, it’s not a secret), drive down the street (billboards!), or surf the internet without seeing something vile. And forget watching television or going to the movies.
In the ten years since the attacks my reaction has been changed again and again. But, as the dust has finally settled, I am convinced from my reading of Scripture that there are three ways Christians should respond.
Droughts in Texas, record breaking heat in the midwest, hurricanes on the east coast and torrential rains on the Gulf Coast all combine to beg the question, “What the heck is going on?”
How did I feel about Divided? Mixed, split and, well, divided! This surprisingly well filmed documentary follows the journey of one young man on a “quest” to discover what’s gone wrong with youth ministry and how to fix it.
When we make an eternal investment by advancing God’s kingdom agenda with our time, talent and treasure it has a compound interest beyond anything we could ever imagine. Believer don’t be nervous about crashing your stock portfolio here on earth.
Yeah, I know, that should be a T-shirt or a bumper sticker or something. But it was just a simple sentence that came out of my six year old daughter’s mouth
Over the years I’ve heard many youth leaders say things like, “Well, I don’t want my teenagers to make emotional decisions for Christ” and my response is “Why not?”
A flight attendant introduced herself to me as Pastor Donna and then told me her story. She herself had been a prostitute for many years.
I was asked by someone not too long ago why Christians were so obsessed with proseltyizing others. I paused and thought about his excellent question.
I’ve developed my own set of relational “rules of engagement” that I follow when reaching out to teens who don’t believe in God. One of them: Mock religion as early as you can in the conversation.
Every Sunday morning most church members walk around this slumbering colossus in the foyer of their churches, dismissing its potential. Who is this sleeping giant? They are teenagers!
I have a hard question to ask. Why don’t you give the gospel in every sermon every week?
You and I are God’s app. When we put our faith in Jesus we were spiritually reprogrammed by God to have several uses for a world in desperate need to tap into.
What is your summer going to be of? Is it going to be a summer of video games? I want to challenge you to have a summer of evangelism.
Now that the fake judgment day, May 21st, has come and gone without a ripple (or a rapture for that matter) let’s talk a bit about the real Judgment Days. That’s right, according to the Bible there are two of them.
You have to be a little embarrassed by the whole May 21st “end of the world as we know it” thing. Seriously, Harold Camping took the core messaging of one of your best songs
If we really believe that the gospel can transform the next generation (which we do) then we must be personally sharing our faith in our own spheres of influence.
You’re too busy. You have work to finish, papers to write, sports to play and movies to see
Do we take communion seriously enough? Regardless of our church traditions when it comes to this sacrament do we realize what a big deal communion is?
Before I give my perspective on all this, let me explain that I was born and bred on street evangelism. I did my first cold-turkey evangelism when I was 11 years old.
Are we guilty of attempted robbery against the King of kings? In our quest to explain the inexplicable have we turned into thieves of the divine?
Teens can take the gospel further and faster than adults do. Teenagers are itching for a cause.
Honestly, where's the debate? If you take God seriously and Scripture seriously then you have to take hell seriously.