Tagged with Jesus Christ

Blame God? Blame Me!

When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed. We have refused to be instruments of love in the hands of God to give the … Continue reading

Recruiting Men to Disciple – Seth Barnes

I get daily emails from Seth Barnes. It’s a long story of how I found Seth’s website, but suffice it to say it was part of the groundwork God was using to move me forward in jumping out into “the great unknown”, to live intentionally for the Kingdom, and leave everything else behind. Today’s post … Continue reading

The Ultimate Goal of the Church

I just started reading John Piper’s book entitled, “Let the Nations be Glad!”. I knew from the first paragraph that I would like this read: Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age … Continue reading

Faith in Community – Luke 5

I began reading the Gospel of Luke while in Guatemala about a ten days ago. The Gospel took on a whole new meaning as a result, and I am praising God for showing me things as I study. I am currently in Luke 5 and have just finished thinking on the passage of Jesus healing … Continue reading

What True Prayer Is

I found a very good and thorough definition of prayer written by John Bunyan (1628-1688). He fleshes out this definition in an article entitled, “What True Prayer Is”. You may read the article at the Chapel Library website (pdf link of the Free Grace Broadcaster).  Here’s the definition: Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring … Continue reading