NOTHING IN MY HAND I BRING

NOTHING IN MY HAND I BRING

2 min to read Promoting helpful Christian reading is important part of the Church’s responsibility to promote the announcement of good news. This post aims to promote a well-written resource for those seeking to better understand the differences between Roman Catholic and Protestant beliefs.

PULSE

PULSE

< 1 minute Watching him made me ask, “am I watching me?”

STRUGGLING WITH SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES

STRUGGLING WITH SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES

6 min to read I imagine most church members would find it hard to believe their pastors struggle with practicing spiritual disciplines. If any group of people should excel at personal Bible reading and memorization, prayer, worship, evangelism, fasting, and a number of other important Christian exercises, it should be the shepherds. And yet, surprisingly, many pastors do in fact struggle to consistently practice them. In certain seasons of ministry, good and important ministry needs tend to crowd out the everyday disciplines of Bible study and prayer. The struggle is real.

TO READ SLOWLY

< 1 minute “But reading as slowly as O’Hara did in 1959 was easier then than now. The concept of being busy had not reached it’s apogee, as it has in the twenty-first century. To read slowly today is not just unfashionable but nearly impossible. We are in a permanent hurry, and even a move to the sticks cannot protect us from the …

FINISH the Bible

FINISH the Bible

< 1 minute Yo yo yo, what’s up. Listen to this. COVID will probably be with us for another 80 days (if not longer). Many of us have a little extra time on our hands. What shall we do with it?At a medium pace, the Bible may be read through in about 80 hours. If you set a timer for 1 hour, each …

PROPITIATION (A BIG WORD)

PROPITIATION (A BIG WORD)

< 1 minute Last Sunday, we considered again the biblical term propitiation. It’s a hard one to get our minds around. Here’s a helpful definition, as you meditate on this Gospel this week, my Paramount family! “The doctrine of propitiation is precisely this: That God loved the objects of His wrath so. much that He gave His own Son to the end that …

HE IS WORKING ON YOUR IMAGE

HE IS WORKING ON YOUR IMAGE

< 1 minute Though we Christians might struggle to see and appreciate it, God is at work in us today–by every trial and every blessing–to transform us into a glorious image of Himself. Take heart in your trouble. When we don’t see it, He is still working for our good. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory …

THE SEVEN CARDINAL REQUISITES OF PREACHING

THE SEVEN CARDINAL REQUISITES OF PREACHING

4 min to read These seven requisites (not excellences, but requisites) are seven minimal requirements R.L. Dabney believed (and his viewers agreed) were essential to every sermon. None of these seven categories is subjective; each is perfectly susceptible of objective evaluation. #preaching