I don’t mean to herald myself as a prophet (because I’m not!), but exactly a year ago, I made a prediction that tomorrow morning will come true. (I know what you’re thinking… “that’s AMAZING! Who could have ever made that prediction?”) My prediction will stop traffic in the streets, will have people people sleeping on sidewalks, huddled around makeshift campsites, and will inevitably a create mob scene, and most likely induce violence in some (it’s a sad reality) and euphoria in others (also a sad reality). What could possibly cause such a global meltdown? If you read my prediction closely, you’ll notice I even named it correctly (WOWZERS!).… Continue reading
A little while back, I wrote a blogpost on PS23 concerning a defense of youth ministry. Two weeks ago, I continued speaking on youth ministry by starting in on its first essential: prayer. If any ministry (particularly youth ministry) is going to be God-honoring, there are basics which it must (yes, must) include.
The first essential is prayer. As I stated in that blogpost, all members of the local church’s congregation need to be praying for the youth ministry (youth workers, parents, pastors, elders, lay-folks, and students). They need to be praying for the salvation of students, growth of the professing Christian students, student’s openness to the youth workers, direction from the youth pastor, etc.… Continue reading
You’ve probably seen the plaque, wall art, or needle-point. You may even have one outside of your house. It’s got the text of Joshua 24:15 on it, and serves to proclaim that the occupants of this house serve the Lord. There are some versions of the plaque that dishonestly read, “Choose you this day who you will serve; As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” Some are a little more honest and read, “choose you this day who you will serve … As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
For many this verse (and the plaque it’s on) serves as a testimony to their
choice to serve the Lord.… Continue reading
The role and function of women today and consequently their divine design and their ultimate well being in life, their meaning and sense of satisfaction is being continually attacked and perverted. And sadly, tragically, there are churches and evangelical institutions, colleges and seminaries that have brought into this even though the Word of God is absolutely clear on the matter.
– John MacArthur
Unfortunately, it’s true. Not only has our culture rejected God’s ordained plan for different roles in biblical manhood and womanhood (roles He intended for our benefit, not oppression), but Christianity at large has allowed this un-biblical thinking to permeate the church and the family.… Continue reading
As you read this article today of all days – 9/11 – I am sure you cannot help but to reflect on the events of thirteen years ago this morning when nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airplanes and then flew two of those planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one of them into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and ultimately lost control of the fourth (with a little help from the passengers) crashing it into a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in those attacks thirteen years ago and I, and I am sure many of you, can remember exactly what you were doing when you learned of the attacks, and then were glued to television or radio to glean whatever information was to be had in order to try to understand it all.… Continue reading