Tag Archives: Evangelism

ROLL-CALL: Bill Johnson

  Hebrews 11 has been called the “Roll-call of Faith.” The writer takes a whistle-stop tour through the Old Testament, pointing out some of the truly amazing people in Jewish history who exemplified what faith in God really looked like. … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church Planting, Contemporism, Evangelism, Faith, God, Holiness, Jesus, life, Listening, Morning Devotions, New Church, New Testament, Prayer, The church today | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eye-witnesses

I wonder how you remember things? Some things seem lodged in my brain, crystal clear and pristine. Others, …uh, less so. Recently, I recounted a very early memory to my brother -an event that we had both witnessed- only to … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Contemporism, Evangelism, Faith, God, Holiness, Jesus, Morning Devotions, New Testament, Prayer, Purity, Sin & Repentance, The church today, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Repent and Believe…”

The word “Repent” has a claim to being one of those words that changed the world. It was on seeing the difference between the Latin Penitentia and the Greek Metanoia that Martin Luther came to faith. The Latin had come … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church Planting, Contemporism, Evangelism, Faith, God, Holiness, Jesus, life, Morning Devotions, New Testament, Prayer, Purity, Sin & Repentance, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Do everything without complaining…”

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.” In his classic book, Games People Play, psychiatrist Eric Berne  said that one of the most frequent  of  human pastimes is a game he called, … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Contemporism, Evangelism, Faith, God, Holiness, Jesus, Morning Devotions, New Church, New Testament, Prayer, Purity, Sin & Repentance, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Defy the Culture by refusing to get angry

Jesus was the archetypal Culture-Defier. He taught creative ways  to swim against the tide of the prevailing worldview. In a culture of fear, suspicion and prejudice, he taught (and lived out) confident love, empathy and kindness. And where people felt … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Contemporism, Faith, God, Jesus, life, Morning Devotions, New Church, New Testament, Prayer, Sin & Repentance, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Specks and Planks (Luke 6)

‘Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” (Luke 6:41) So often we read these familiar sayings of Jesus and forget how funny they are. … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Contemporism, Faith, God, Jesus, life, Morning Devotions, New Church, New Testament, Prayer, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Living the Jesus Way (Luke 6)

The Jesus Way of living -as outlined in Luke 6- is extraordinary. In the familiar line by G.K.Chesterton:  “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.” Luke 6: 27 begins: … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Contemporism, Evangelism, Faith, God, Jesus, life, Morning Devotions, New Testament, Prayer, Sin & Repentance, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment