The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1) One cannot have it both ways. Either we belong or we don’t. Jesus Himself warned us that there would come a day when many would say, “Lord, in Your name we did many wonderful things,” but He will retort that He never knew us as His own. It is a most serious and sobering thought which should make us search our own hearts and motives and personal relationship to Continue reading Is the LORD really your shepherd?
If you only read one book this year, you should read this book. If you are the slightest bit concerned about avoiding pride, arrogance, legalism, hypocrisy, prejudice, and self-righteousness, you should read this book. These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look… (Proverbs 6:16-19)
Please watch this famous debate between William Lane Craig and Frank Zindler. Atheism versus Christianity: Where does the evidence point? It is the most important question of our time. You cannot be neutral about God. You must make a decision. This debate is about the facts. You decide. For deeper study: The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey Continue reading Atheism versus Christianity: Where does the evidence point?
The Grace Awakening: Believing in grace is one thing. Living it is another. by Charles Swindoll “Bound and shackled by legalists’ lists of do’s and don’ts, intimidated and immobilized by others’ demands and expectations, far too many in God’s family merely exist in the tight radius of bondage, dictated by those who have appointed themselves our judge and jury.”-Chuck Swindoll [from the Introduction] The Grace Awakening calls all Christians to wake up and reject living in such legalistic, performance-oriented bondage. The Continue reading The Grace Awakening by Charles Swindoll
Jesus summed up the golden rule in one thought—probably the most important rule in the world: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” You want the approval of those with whom you come in contact. You want recognition of your true worth. You want a feeling that you are important in your little world. You don’t want to listen to cheap, insincere flattery, but you do crave sincere appreciation. You want your friends and associates to Continue reading What is the golden rule?
God’s Not Dead is a great conversation starter. I’m not the target demographic, so I won’t bore you with what I thought. The great thing about “God’s not dead” is it can start a conversation that can lead to something important. Josh’s classroom arguments are engrossing, thought-provoking and well-reasoned. On the plus side, Josh offers a well-stated argument for the existence of God, saying wisely “You don’t have to commit intellectual suicide to believe in a creator.” (USA Today) In a Continue reading Movie: God’s Not Dead
6 hostage negotiation techniques that will get you what you want from Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker There are five steps: Active Listening: Listen to their side and make them aware you’re listening. Empathy: You get an understanding of where they’re coming from and how they feel. Rapport: Empathy is what you feel. Rapport is when they feel it back. They start to trust you. Influence: Now that they trust you, you’ve earned the right to work on Continue reading The surprising reason you can’t influence behavior change
Galatians For You (God’s Word For You) Galatians For You is a new curriculum tool you can use to learn or teach from the book of Galatians. Both student and teacher can use it to walk through Galatians, learning how the gospel message changes the whole of our lives. Combining a close attention to the detail of the text with Tim Keller’s trademark gift for clear explanation and compelling insights, this is a uniquely flexible curriculum resource. It can be Continue reading Galatians For You (God’s Word For You) by Timothy Keller
Finding God Dwight L Moody gives fourteen sermons on the Way of Salvation, including such titles as “God Is Love” and “Seek the Lord.” God Is Love My text is taken from the 1st epistle of John, and it is one of those texts the world does not believe. If I could make every one in this building believe this text, I would not preach a sermon. If we all believed it, we would not need a sermon. “God is love.” It is Continue reading Finding God by Dwight L. Moody
The Twisted Scriptures by W. Carl Ketcherside (Kindle) www.unity-in-diversity.org/Books/tts/index.htm (Online) This is a book of protest! Its author is deeply opposed to the division of God’s family over human opinions and deductions from the sacred scriptures. He holds that any use of the written word to defeat the purpose of the Living Word is abuse and misuse, and can only come by twisting the divine revelation. In the book you will be treated to a candid and careful examination of passages which Continue reading The Twisted Scriptures by Carl Ketcherside