Do the first things first

His job was not to set the table and to make sure that everyone had a cup. No, the cupbearer to the king was a drink-bodyguard. That’s what Nehemiah did. His job was to choose and to taste the wine to make sure it wasn’t poisoned before bringing it to the king. It was a … Continue reading Do the first things first

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You can learn to pray

John Piper said, “One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.” I read that quote recently and it convicted me down to my toes. And, to my knees. The typical experience of Christians is that they read their … Continue reading You can learn to pray

The Power of Vision conference

I was privileged to be able to speak recently at a conference in Kansas City on "The Power of Vision." The subtitle was, "How the Generationally Focused Church Can Help Change the World." The good news for you is that you didn't have to fly or drive to Kansas to enjoy these messages. You can … Continue reading The Power of Vision conference

Make sure you understand God’s grace

If God’s grace is the Pacific Ocean, most of our life is spent happily paddling around a 3-foot plastic kiddie pool. It doesn’t have to be that way. In his book, Transforming Grace, Jerry Bridges expounds on 10 proofs that we don’t understand God’s grace. Here are five of them, with my comments. First, you … Continue reading Make sure you understand God’s grace