I’m an emotional person. I cry at movies or when I hear great stories. That’s okay. Most men are too cold and refuse to cry. Jeremiah was the weeping prophet. If Jesus wept, I can weep. I just need to make sure I’m weeping over things that matter. I need to weep over my sin more than I weep over things that won’t last one minute into eternity.
Because we no longer have a Christian worldview in our land, we have lost our spiritual moorings. We are soulish, but not spiritual. Continue reading →
I don’t think we understand what that means. A divine interruption is when the Lord rends the heavens, and the mountains shake in His presence. A divine interruption happens when the Spirit falls and a church is released into the streets to boldly share the gospel.
A divine interruption happens when people who have been filled with hatred, unforgiveness, lying tongues, prejudice, immorality, gossip, and strife fall on their faces and repent before a holy God. It happens in a prayer environment. It’s a heart rending, produced by being in the presence of God. Continue reading →
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The world needs Jesus. They’ve seen too many caricatures of Christ. This world at her worse needs the church at her best. The church at her best is not about performance, being cool, or a tip in the offering plate. It’s about laying ourselves on the altar, dying to self, and rising as a living, breathing example of the life-changing power of Jesus Christ. Continue reading →
This is the day of silliness. We’ve gone from a great country where people immigrated to this land of opportunity, to a nation divided by special interest groups and self-centered agendas. We are in a new cultural civil war – a war with no boundaries, where slander, intimidation, and social media are the weapons of warfare.
In this war, all our enemies have joined forces to fight one particular group: Bible believing, God fearing, moral people. Whether Baptist or Catholic, it doesn’t matter. We are now the enemy. Churchgoers are now the outcasts, the insane, those to be mocked, shunned, and criticized for having any convictions that differ from the liberal elite who think they are gods of destiny. Continue reading →
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I’m probably going to be called a legalist, but let’s face it – the majority of churches have canned Sunday nights. It gives the preacher time off to play golf or go fishing just like the lost people in his community. We have small groups with little or no accountability. It’s hard for the church to know who’s growing these days. Many churches have more worship music than time in the Word. We are told to make our sermons shorter because of attention spans. Why don’t we cut out two years of seminary or two years of college? After all, with shorter attention spans, aren’t we asking too much of higher education? Wouldn’t you be content with a surgeon that had one class in biology, especially if he’s quick and cheap? Continue reading →