Monthly Archives: May 2011

What would you say to canceling all “non-essential” Church “stuff” for a full year?

What would you say to canceling all “non-essential” Church meetings and programs for a full year—culling things down to the core components of weekly worship, of involvement in a Small Group, and of personal, daily devotions? In his Reclaiming Evangelism, … Continue reading

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“Not everyone who calls me ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven…”

  These words of Jesus about getting beyond mere lip service (Mt. 7:21) have always haunted me.  Reading David Platt’s Radical only serves to stir the unrest.  Here’s a sample–to give you a little taste of his message: I am convinced that we as … Continue reading

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Corrie Ten Boom, “How to Forive”

Another video I made for worship (a few years ago).  Audio is live recording of Corrie preaching.  It conveys the depth of offenses she suffered in Nazi concentration camps and the truth that forgiveness is very possible (through the strength … Continue reading

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in the world but not of the world

Sitting in a group the other day, I/we heard the story of a young girl’s coming to Christ.  She’d been running with a drug crowd.  Her boyfriend was a “loser” (at least, that’s the way the presenter described him).  Coming … Continue reading

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if we’re going to reach the unchurched, we’re going to have to learn to sing and dance!

 “If these Christians want me to believe in their god, they’ll have to sing better songs, they’ll have to look more like people who have been saved, they’ll have to wear on their countenance the joy of the beatitudes.  I … Continue reading

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