Read: Matthew 4; Daniel 7; Isaiah 52-53; Romans 10 "Nowhere in scripture is it set out more clearly that the kingdom of the one true God stands over against the kingdoms of the world, judging them, calling them to account, condemning them, and vindicating God's people" than in the Book of Daniel. (NT Wright, Simply… Continue reading Advent Day 4: Matthew 4: Jesus Preached the Kingdom
I waited all day. All day it was cloudy, foggy, rainy and just plain miserable. I waited and waited–hoping against hope that the sun would come out and burn away the dreariness of the day. And at last, it happened. The sun came out, the mist faded away, and the day became clear. It was… Continue reading Into the Word,Into the Heart, Lenten Reflection #9
Friends, Here’s a quote from Eugene Peterson’s book on the Revelation Reversed Thunder: The subtlest and most common attack in the satanic assault on God’s ways among us is a subversion of the word. This subversion unobtrusively disengages our imagination from God’s word and gets us to think of it as something wonderful in print,… Continue reading Eugene Peterson on the Word
Friends, About 4 years ago, my perspective on preaching and faith and Christianity underwent a radical change. It has been a strange journey, but it has been rewarding. My reading priorities changed, my sermon writing changed, my sermon preaching changed. In fact, I should give thanks to The Purpose Driven Life because if I hadn’t… Continue reading Sermon Bonfire!
I have just finished reading this book Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort The Gospels, by Craig A Evans, distinguished professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. The hardback copy I have from IVP (2006) contains 290 pages. These 290 pages are divided into 11 chapters,… Continue reading Book Review: Fabricating Jesus by Craig Evans
Day 6, Colossians 1:6: The Efficacy of the Word “…that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth.” “Paul describes the effect of Epaphras’ preaching in… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 6: Colossians 1:6: The Word Among You
Friends, This article is posted at Christian Post: Pastors Encouraged to Preach on Political Issues During Primaries. Said the article: “Pastors should throw away the muzzles that some wish to impose on them and replace them with megaphones,” asserted Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, in a statement. “It was sermons of pastors that fueled the… Continue reading What Should ‘Pastors’ Preach During Election Times