Stories are powerful. When you hear someone’s story you get much more than what they think or believe. A story is an invitation into the heart and emotions of a person to rejoice and weep with them. Here’s a story that I read yesterday.
Each of us fall into sin every day. We can try our hardest to be good, but we will always fall. It should be a daily reminder to us that we cannot do it by ourselves. But, we can equip ourselves and know our enemy.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for books to give away to folks. I like being able to have something handy for people to take away and be challenged and encouraged by it. One of the hard kinds of books to find, is those written for the non-Christian that make them thinkContinue reading “7 reasons to (re)consider Christianity”
Over the years there have been many books written on the topic of evangelism. Books ranging from ‘how-to’s’ to books discussion the ‘why’ of evangelism. There really are some great books out there. And I’d like to flag two for you today.
Living in a world that tells people to be their ‘best self’, to achieve greatness and do something special with their lives is tiring. The focus is on the extraordinary, rather than the day to day grind of normal life. Well, it’s just wrong and it’s wreaking havoc in so many people’s lives.
I love receiving books to review about preaching, because 1) I preach regularly and 2) because I love preaching. Over the last few days I have read two very different books, one reflects on 50 years of Word ministry and the other focuses on the use of emotions in preaching (kind of). Let me sayContinue reading “Preaching; Experience and Emotions”
One of my great privileges as a pastor is to preach from God’s Word. I spend a lot of time in God’s Word as I prepare sermons, write Bible studies, disciple people and go on pastoral visits, etc. Spending time in the Bible is a precious gift that every Christian should enjoy. And as weContinue reading “Understanding Esther, 1 Corinthians and James”
Every once in a while I like to review books for little readers. These reviews are much shorter and basically act as a “Yes, I liked it” or “No, I didn’t like it”. I do this because there are so many books out there for kids and I don’t want to add to the confusion.Continue reading “Kid’s Corner”
Money isn’t something we Brits like to talk about much. Giving, within the context of a local church, is either talk about too much or not at all. But all of us have been on the receiving end of some unbelievable generosity.
As you know, I love a good book. I enjoy reading all kinds of books from deep theology to general Christian living, and from spiritual warfare to stories of people’s lives. I enjoy reading stories about people’s lives because often they are a mixture of exerting. There’s normally deep theological truths, experiences of the Lord’sContinue reading “Stories of Saints”