“19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” – Matthew 28:19
When we read the words of Jesus in this passage, where do we place the emphasis? I would submit to you that there are two themes in this verse. One is, “Go…and make disciples of all nations,” and the other is , “baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” While both themes are good, there are some practical implications that affect how we worship God when we emphasize one theme over the other. Continue reading “Should the Church be Focused on Evangelism?”
I read an article this morning in the NY Times titled The Gathering Threat to Abortion Rights. In short, the article is a very emotional appeal towards the right to choose and how the pro-life movement (and namely Mitch McConnel) is destroying “basic American freedom.” As you read the article, if you do, notice the emotional appeal and words used. Those on the pro-life side will make the same emotional appeals with two notable differences: they are facts, and they are logic. Continue reading “The Wright Words for the Wrong Cause”
11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
Philippians 4:13 is another one of those pesky “coffee cup” verses (I’m starting to think I should start a “coffee cup verse” series). We see many athletes adorning themselves with this verse. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” It’s so catchy, it so empowering, it’s so motivating. But, like we asked last week, what does it mean? Continue reading “Finding Sufficiency and Contentment in Every Situation”
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
Psalm 37:4 is one verse that is among the many “coffee cup” verses out there. We love to place it on our mugs, write it in our notebooks and even tattoo it on our arms. But what does the psalmist mean when he says “… he will give you the desires of your heart”? Continue reading “When Does God Fulfill Our Desires?”
One goal every christian should have for 2018 is spreading the Gospel. I talk much about church culture in all the content I publish. We cannot fail in the area of the Gospel. But the ministry of the Gospel is not limited to the office of pastor or church leader. So, how do we spread the Gospel in the workplace? Continue reading “3 Ways You Can Spread The Gospel In The Workplace”
This week I dicussed what a worldview is and gave a brief history on it. I talked about what the center of a Christians world view should by and what happened when that center is not there. Finally I talk about how worldview effects the way we do apologetics.