Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Godliness Doesn't Happen by Accident

In 1 Timothy 4:6-8, Paul challenges Timothy to train himself for godliness. This analogy between physical and spiritual development can teach us a lot as we seek to grow in godliness.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Godliness Defined

At our church we are going through 2 Peter together on Sunday evenings, and the past several weeks we have been studying the character qualities that Peter wrote about in 2 Peter 1:5-7.

This past week I had the opportunity to give a message about godliness, and I am sharing those thoughts again on here in the form of a short series of posts.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Job: A Vision of God

The Word of God is inexhaustible!

Not too long ago, I had a chance to once again read through the book of Job. Though I had read it multiple times before (and even studied it for a class), God had something new to teach me: He wanted me to catch a renewed passion for worshiping Him.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Evangelism and Discipleship

Alan Hirsch hits the nail on the head when he says that discipleship and not evangelism needs to be our focus.

Of course, if our mentality is that "evangelism" and "discipleship" are things that we do, then we will find ourselves struggling to balance the two. But if we are being and making disciples, then evangelism will happen naturally in the process.

What do you think? Agree or disagree?

Friday, June 7, 2013

Weekly Recap

"The form of rap is no less godly than the form in most of our hymns." Check out this great post about music by Ed Stetzer:

7 Biblical Tests for Christians and Music

Community groups, bible studies, and small groups do not necessarily equal missional communities. Todd Engstrom explains the differences in this article that will challenge your perspective on small groups:

What Makes a Missional Community Different?

People get caught up by theological labels, but I wonder how much they actually think about those labels?

Debatable: Why Are There Calvinist Baptists but No Lutheran Baptists?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Guidelines for Social Media

Have you ever posted something on social media that you later regretted? Maybe it was sarcastic, or inappropriate, or just plain mean. Or maybe it would have been okay to share if your best friends were the only ones who could see your feed, but it wasn't necessarily something you needed to share with the public.

I've been there. Quite recently, in fact. And afterwards I realized it was time to seriously think through some guidelines for social media.

These are some questions that I am going to use to evaluate the things I post on social media. I'm sharing them in the hopes that you might find them useful, too.