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Israel had gone through 40 years of wilderness wanderings where they literally were dependent on God for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Every day, the Lord brought them manna, which would be waiting for them outside of their tent. But when they were poised to enter into a land flowing with milk and honey, a land of abundance, the Lord gave them a warning, essentially saying, “Now as you enter into this land, I want you to remember Me. After you have eaten and are full, do not forget the Lord.”
“Contending” isn’t a pleasant activity, but it’s one vital to the health of the Church. But knowing its importance doesn’t make doing it any easier. Here are things we need to remember as we strive to contend in a Christ-exalting fashion, from my upcoming book, Contend: Defending the Faith in a World Without Reason: Demonstrate You just finished reading The Challenge of Contending Graciously! Consider leaving a comment!
Last week I was in Panama City Beach speaking at BigStuf, an amazing camp for teenagers. While we were there, we went and got some airbrushed shirts that would make your head spin they are so awesome. During the hour we waited for them to finish the shirts, we looked around the store. That’s when
Alex Montoya’s Preaching With Passion is a defense of preaching and a practical how-to. One of Montoya’s concerns is that the preacher preach with authority. Here is a short quote in which he writes about the importance of serving as an ambassador of the Lord.Listen to what Lloyd-Jones says, and dare never to be wishy-washy again:The preacher should never be apologetic, he should never give the impression that he is speaking by their leave as it were; he should not be tentatively putting forward certain suggestions and ideas. That is not to be his attitude at all. He is a man, who is there to “declare” certain things; he is a man under commission and under authority. He is an ambassador, and he should be aware of his authority. He should always know that he comes to the congregation as a sent messenger.Hence, as an ambassador,preach the Word of God authoritatively, and use the expression “Thus saith the Lord”;preach to represent your Lord authentically (cf. 1 Cor. 4:1-4);preach in the second person; do not be afraid to say, “you!”;preach to apply the text; a prophet speaks to his generation (cf. Luke 3:10-14);preach for a personal and visible response; refuse to let people “hesitate between two opinions” (cf. 1 Kings 18:21);preach to be clearly understood and not to please the audience; andpreach fearlessly and flawlessly; don’t let the messenger influence the message negatively (cf. 1 Tim. 4:11-16; 2 Cor. 13:10).Advertise here via BEACON
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Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana (which conducts business as TBN) is petitioning the court against former employees Michael and Brittany Koper for failing to settle their dispute outside of court.
In the context of serious theological discussions, it may seem trivial to write about first impressions of guests when they visit your church. But, if we could understand that a returning guest has more opportunities to hear the gospel and experience Christian love and fellowship, we might take the issue a bit more seriously.
Last week I finished a nine week series on the Sermon on the Mount entitled “The Glorious Impossibility.” I opened the series by saying that we naturally treat the Sermon on the Mount like we typically treat the rest of the Bible–like it’s a divine self-help manual, a blueprint for having your best life now.
Two summers ago in our community, a 34-year-old man was strangled by his pet boa constrictor. It took place in his home as he was showing off the snake to a friend. Cory Byrne died in a local hospital just hours after police officers and paramedics pried the 9-foot snake from his neck.
Leader of Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party Mohammed Morsi was Saturday sworn in as Egypt’s first Islamist president amid concerns over his ability to tackle the military generals and the future of Cairo’s peace deal with Israel.