33 Search Results for food

The Chick-Fil-A-Ing of the Church

November 18, 2019 9:35 pm

This is about the Salvation Army and the people who so hate what it believes that it will seek to cripple its ability to help the most poor and marginal of people, regardless of what those people believe. It is not about Chicken or about whether a corporation can do what it wants within the law with the funds that are theirs to steward. It is about a popular myth. That myth is that Christian organizations which do great good in the community will be left alone by those who cannot abide their traditional Christian stands on sexual ethics; that... Read this post

1 Corinthians Notes – Lesson One

September 7, 2019 2:35 am

Paul’s Big, Wild, Loving, Punch in Gut Letter to the Corinthians “I do not want to appear to be frightening you with my letters…” – 2 Corinthians 10:9 Lesson One: The Big Picture Suppose you overheard a conversation about a big church in a major city that was having problems with divisions in their fellowship rooted in the powerful preachers they preferred, the place of spiritual gifts, how women were supposed to function in ministry, marriage, divorce, and celibacy, the way the wealthy handled the poor, and whether or not they were being too accommodating to the prevailing culture on... Read this post

Indispensable Quotes

February 23, 2019 6:30 pm

Here are a few lines from various chapters in my new book ‘Indispensable’, available for pre-order from Amazon and scheduled for publication on March 29th. I hope you find these words helpful, and if so, that you’ll tell others about the book so they can benefit too. You may have a weak faith that you wish were stronger, but you have a strong Savior who could not be more powerful. If you are his, it is not because your trust never wavers but because his love never fails. Not everything that Scripture says about Jesus is meant to be easy,... Read this post

Faith, Work, and Violence: Why “Sending Thoughts and Prayers” Isn’t Enough

February 15, 2018 1:25 pm

Let’s suppose there’s a terrible earthquake that strikes a major city, killing hundreds and leaving thousands more homeless, with hunger, thirst, and disease becoming a real threat because of damage to infrastructure. Should we send ‘thoughts and prayers’? Of course, we should. We must pray. Then we get busy as we continue to pray. We send teams of emergency workers to help dig through the rubble, medical personnel to assist with the injured, food and water to sustain those in need, set up shelters for those without any, give blood and money, sweat and tears, and work to create laws... Read this post

On the Nashville Statement

September 1, 2017 2:15 am

The Nashville Statement, a recent document addressing human sexuality and gender, has been published by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and is endorsed by several prominent and respected Evangelical Leaders, and for many of these servants of Christ and their work I give thanks to God. It is also true that the Articles of the Statement offer much that is good and it affirms and agrees with what is widely regarded to be an orthodox, Biblical position on the matters it seeks to address. I don’t think there’s anything in this Statement which is actually ‘new’ in regard... Read this post

The Holy Spirit and You – Message Notes for August 20

August 21, 2017 10:46 am

The Holy Spirit & You John 14:16-18, 26; Acts 1:8 August 20, 2017 Review: * Spirit as Person and therefore someone with whom we enjoy relationship and by whom we are united in relationship to the Father and the Son * Spirit as Promise fulfilling the hope of the prophets and amplifying the Spirit-soaked ministry of Jesus, recorded in the Gospels I. The Counselor’s Identity The One who continues the Ministry of Jesus. The Spirit takes the once and for all of Jesus ministry and makes it the daily grace of all who trust Christ. The presence of Jesus in... Read this post

Upon Further Review – May 6, 2017

May 6, 2017 1:51 pm

This Sunday The truth is that I can’t wait to spend some time this Sunday with everyone looking at John 21 and the resurrection record in the text. Jesus shows up on the beach and grills fish and bread for hungry seamen, especially three noteworthy characters: Peter, Thomas, and Nathanael. More about them on Sunday. It’s been a joy to dwell in that passage this week and go back through the commentaries on John as well. I probably have 30 or more commentaries and several more studies about this Gospel, including sermon collections. Here’s a Pastor that has some wonderful... Read this post

Prayer Guide for Lent, Week 2

March 13, 2017 11:09 am

Hunger “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Thus I have beheld you…” – Psalm 63:1 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness; they shall be filled” – Matthew 5 Given that one of my life heroes is Julia Child it will come as no surprise that preparing and serving exquisite food for friends is a singular delight. So is eating that food! Imagine spending several hours preparing a menu, shopping for the... Read this post

Prayer as Life: Sermon Notes for February 12, 2017

February 11, 2017 11:47 pm

Rise and Build Part Two: Prayer as Life Nehemiah 1- 2:4 February 12, 2017 We’re not very good at this, but we can learn. Paul wrote, “We don’t know how to pray as we should…” “One moment of prayer, of weak worship, confused contrition, tepid thanksgiving, or pitiful petition will bring us closer to God than all the books of theology in the world.” ― Peter Kreeft Praying in the passion and reality of exile and unrealized hope Psalm 61:1-2 This is sustained prayer over four months (1:1-4; 2:1): around 100 Days. This is the first of nine prayers recorded... Read this post

The Cross-Shaped Supper: Sermon Notes for January 29, 2017

January 29, 2017 12:48 pm

The Cross-Shaped Supper 1 Corinthians 11 January 29, 2017   Brief Review:   The Lord’s Supper is Spiritual Food, offered to us by the Trinity, for the nourishment of the soul. This was Charles’ emphasis last Sunday. It’s what Paul emphasizes in 1 Corinthians 10. Spiritual food and drink in the wilderness Spiritual communion through food Make a choice between demons and Christ This is the vertical dimension of the Lord’s Supper.   “My own experience is that when I first became a Christian, about fourteen years ago, I thought that I could do it on my own, by retiring... Read this post