The following is an exercise that I have utilized several times to gauge my students present an understanding of the Biblical narrative. According to Barna’s report on spiritual growth in 2017, millennials reported Bible reading as the most important spiritual discipline, but less than 30% noted any reading in a previous month. I would putContinue reading “Organizing the Biblical Narrative for Easy Memorization”
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Seven Sayings: I Thirst
Soon Jesus would be dead. The four last statements of Jesus seemed to happen in quick succession. The fifth word of seven is, “I thirst.” John 19:28-29 28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. 29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar:Continue reading “Seven Sayings: I Thirst”
Seven Sayings: My God, My God, Why hast Thou Forsaken Me
Jesus was on the cross for six hours at this point. It was about 3pm (the ninth hour of the day). Up to this point, we have seen a great bit of detail about the physical side of Jesus’ crucifixion. In this fourth statement, we are now fully introduced to the deeper anguish pressing down on the Savior.Continue reading “Seven Sayings: My God, My God, Why hast Thou Forsaken Me”
Seven Sayings: Today
The second sermon in our series, “Seven Sayings from the Cross” comes from Luke 23:35-43. Everything Jesus did and said had a purpose. There were no wasted movements or waster breath with Him. Including the words, He spoke from the cross. While I don’t think they were intended to be wordy theological dialogues like theContinue reading “Seven Sayings: Today”
They that mourn.
Get out of the cave.
Last weekend, my wife and I took our children to Carter Caves and toured Cascade Cave. The guided tour was 75-minutes long and included 225 stair steps. Our children loved it, and we did too. At least, the older two that stayed awake. Our youngest fell asleep towards the end and was carried through prettyContinue reading “Get out of the cave.”
F.A.S.T. Church Leadership
What is leadership? Some understand leadership is Influence – Every person is an influencer. Good leaders motivate others for the others right. Bad leaders manipulate others for the leaders good. Another way of understanding leadership is through the actions of a person during stressful situations. In either stream, local churches are in need of godly leadership. Sometimes pastorsContinue reading “F.A.S.T. Church Leadership”
Four Hindrances to Worshipping in Spirit and in Truth.
When Jesus spoke to the women at Jacobs well in the fourth chapter of the Gospel according to John, He spoke on worship. Jesus stated that God the Father searches for those that will worship in Spirit and in truth (John 4:23). The conversation basically boils down to the point that true worship does notContinue reading “Four Hindrances to Worshipping in Spirit and in Truth.”