Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint –Proverbs 19:18 When it comes to skills I’m pretty aware of my strengths and weaknesses: you need a people person with great social skills? I’m you’re guy. You need me to meet a deadline? I can do it, even under pressure. You want me… Read More The Details of Discipleship: Incredibly Practical Tips for the “Dos” of Ministry
And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. -Matthew 5:41 I know this is the sort of title that seems like provocative click bait. It is the type of statement that some emergent church guy would say regarding the exclusivity of Christianity. That’s not what I mean though. I… Read More The Journey Is More Important Than The Destination
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. -1 Corinthians 13:11 Of all the prayer requests I get in ministry one of the most frustrating goes something like this: “would you pray for my boyfriend/girlfriend… Read More Help, I’m In Love With A Non-Believer
by Jason Garwood Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. -Ephesians 6:4 Editor: this post originally appeared on Jason Garwood. 1. Gather with the Church Don’t tell me you are leading your family well when your church attendance is one week a… Read More 5 Things Husbands and Dads Can Do Right Now to Lead Their Family
by Ben Bailie I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. -1 Corinthians 9:22 Editor: this post originally appeared on The Company Of Pastors. What do a 1920s Canadian-American actress, a 1950s “Eastern” mystic-plumber, and a 1970s pro wrestler named “Big Daddy” all have in common? All were of… Read More How Martyn Lloyd-Jones Helps Me Be A Better Daddy
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” -Matthew 7:15 In Peter’s second letter we read the following concerning false teachers: But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying… Read More False Teacher Arithmetic
by David Murray I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre. -Psalm 49:4 Editor: this post originally appeared on HeadHeartHand. What would you think if your Dad addressed you 23 times “My son, my son, my son…” and so on. It would get your attention… Read More 23 Passionate Appeals From A Father’s Heart
by Nicholas T. Batzig My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. -James 5:19-20 Editor: this post originally appeared at Feeding On Christ. Of… Read More What Should We Do When They Stray?
Editor: an earlier version of this post originally appeared on The Youth Ministry Blog in February of 2015. In my last post I used the metaphor of a tumor to describe an unhealthy youth ministry in contrast to the Bible’s imagery for the “church body.” In this follow-up post I want to highlight some of the… Read More Youth Ministry? That’s Not In The Bible!
by Charlie Self Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. -Ephesians 6:4 Editor: this post originally appeared at the Acton Institute Power Blog. The spate of Planned Parenthood videos raises many issues, one of which is the importance of nurturing the lives… Read More Insights On Parental Discipleship-Nurture In The Economy Of Love