In a piece called “the Acceptable Sacrifice,” John Bunyan delivers several warnings on living the Christian life….
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After many years of ministry to men, it is clear to me how simple men are. They all struggle with the same basic things. That’s one thing I like about working with men. Men are not complex. I have come across several summaries of the things that kill men off….
Left to ourselves, we might conclude that belief in predestination would destroy personal evangelism. Thankfully, the Bible does not leave that option open – “How will they hear without a preacher?” Neither will Calvin leave us that option….
Here is a step-by-step recipe I have seen work successfully over and over again throughout the course of my life. I share this amazing recipe today so that when you identify these lifegiving ingredients at work in your life, you will know what you may are stirring up…
With the explosion of the use of the Internet, it has become easy to set up a website to “get the truth out” about someone or some event that has taken place…
Recently, an older man came to me with a quandary. It seems he was frustrated that people, from time to time, came to him with gripes about other people in the church. He did not understand why they would come to him. He did not want to talk about these things, and did not want these things to be brought to him…..
Reb Bradley wrote this great article on the power of the tongue. In it, he identifies what gossip is, how to minimize the spread of slander and gossip proactively, and how to respond to signs of division.…
Here is a fantastic article on the anatomy of disaffection: diagnosing the problem and giving the solution. Are you on this track? Reb Bradley offers important counsel on how to make your way back to honor.
I heard this somewhere, The difference between a buzzard and a gossiper is that the buzzard waits till the victim is dead.
Here is a step-by-step recipe I have seen work successfully over and over again throughout the course of my life. This Sunday I am preaching on the positive ways to avoid the sin of gossip by employing the fruit of the Spirit. But I share this dangerous recipe today so that when you identify these poisonous ingredients in your life, you will know what you may be inadvertently stirrin
Michael McKinley over at 9Marks posted this – Anatomy of a Conflict. The trajectory that is identified here is something that I have seen many times in churches over the years. We are not insulated from this. Normal church life offers many opportunities for it….
Here is a helpful piece by R.C. Sproul Jr. on “hyper patriarchy.”
Doctrine is fundamental to the Christian faith and essential for the family. The NCFIC is now releasing two new product sets on one of the most sound confessions of the Christian faith — the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689 (SLBC). This confession forms a rockbed of Christian doctrine that helps to establish an unshakeable faith upon the Word of God. Find out more here!
These dear and heroic veterans need encouragement. They are largely unappreciated. They have been forgotten by many. Their stories are being lost. Each one has spent their lives dealing with the implications of their experiences in the Second World War, and yet today many are spending their final years alone and lonely. This is one reason we are asking you join us by working to make this Memorial Day meaningful for the generations — for the present generation and for some of our surviving World War II fathers.