Links for your weekend reading:
Too often, I am comfortable with the ritual of remaining with the righteous ninety-nine than the risk of rescuing the one needing repentance and the reward of joy that comes as the fruit of that risk.
How much time do you spend with unbelieving individuals, and what is the quality of your social relationships with them? You can boost your number substantially by exercising these seven disciplines.
The chief export of a local church ought to be love.
I detest church hopping. Yet I accept the fact that there are times when Christians transfer church membership. But there is a proper time and way to leave a church.
- Preach the text/Preach Christ and His Kingdom (redemptive history, epoch, person & work of Christ, eschatological fulfillment in the Kingdom of Christ)
- Honor the Authors of the text
- Apply in text in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ…
Heart and zeal are good. But heart and zeal alone are not enough to build a self-sustaining church.
Writing a book in the midst of ordinary life may not be perfect or ideal, and it may not be what your dream of the writing life looked like way back when you were an English major, but it can be done and done well.