A sermon from 2 Corinthians 5 about being God’s ministers of reconciliation, and what it means to be reconciled to God. Great stuff here from Pastor John MacArthur!
Today is the day Christians mark as Resurrection Sunday, in the belief that Jesus was raised from the dead after his crucifixion, death and burial.
We affirm, as the Scriptures tells us, that God raised Jesus from the dead as he had said would happen. (Matthew 28:6 “He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.)
But what does that mean really and how does it relate to you today? Continue reading
Since it is Holy Week, I thought this week’s blog anniversary giveaway ought to be resurrection focused.
So, here’s what I settled on. Gary Habermas’s message about the theological necessity and the historical truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is one message from my time at Liberty University I still remember fondly.
It’s true that without the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Christianity is “vain.” Yet, there are so many trying to tear down this truth. I want to you to be equipped friends.
So, if you want to win this book and be prepared to answer those skeptics comment here at the website, on my Facebook page, or Tweet me (@steakandabible). This drawing will close midnight on Resurrection Sunday (Easter).
Fewer than twelve hours remain in 2013, and like many others I am reflecting on the last year. There have been years I couldn’t wait to see end. But 2013 wasn’t one of those years. Sure the past month was a rollercoaster and there was plenty of stress, disappointment and grief throughout the year. But looking back I see a lot of beauty too and I’m thankful for that. There are 2013 memories and moments I’ll treasure forever (like visiting California for the first time!). Continue reading
I can hardly believe it is November 11. It seems like just last week was August! Alas, there is a bite in the air and the holiday season, which always seems to fly faster than any other time of the year, is near at hand.
But it is still November and an excellent time to reflect and give thanks. I know many people on Facebook are listing something they are thankful for each day this month. Daily posts are a bit too much work, so I’m doing it a little differently. This list is not in order of importance, just in order of the way things popped into my brain. Continue reading
Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. I hope you will take the time to remember believers around the world who face discrimination, physical violence, imprisonment and death because of their faith in Jesus Christ.
The passage my pastor was preaching out of yesterday: Continue reading
Brian Gilley talks about why we need to hear the Bible preached (even preachers do!), warns against humanistic philosophy that can creep into “Christian” music and sermons, and reminds people what their hearts are really like. Hint: The Bible says our hearts are wicked and deceitful. That’s the bad news… Continue reading
At the end of each month I try to post an update of the books I’ve started or finished and a bit of what I’ve thought about them. Here is that update, with a twist (keep reading to find out more). Continue reading
Got 40-50 minutes?
After listening to music on my commute for a couple of days, I settled on sermons for this morning’s drive. And in the 40-50 minute total drive time I was able to listen to two awesome ones that I know will challenge, convict and edify you if you can make the time for them. Both are proof that biblical preaching can be powerful even when it is brief. Continue reading