Why I’m preaching 3 different sermons about modesty…at the same time…kinda…

Tomorrow I’m preaching 3 different sermons on modesty…at the same time.  Kinda.  Obviously, I can’t speak three sermon simultaneously, unless I recorded them separately and played them all at the same time.  Or maybe I could record two, playing them at the same time as I preach the third.  Imagine the cacophony. Instead, I’m planningContinue reading “Why I’m preaching 3 different sermons about modesty…at the same time…kinda…”

Could prayer meetings and hand-raising be the worship that God really wants?

Last week I mentioned the massive investment Christians have made in building-centered, staff/program-heavy, Sunday worship.  I wondered if God might evaluate us concluding, “I wish you would have done something different.” But how do we know what God would say?  Most of us involved in leading church worship do want to know God’s evaluation of our worship.Continue reading “Could prayer meetings and hand-raising be the worship that God really wants?”

What if Christianity’s massive investment in worship is wrong?

Is it possible that Christianity’s massive investment in worship is misguided? Think about it.  We invest a lot of time, money and energy into worship, don’t we? One morning or evening each week is devoted to it.  Our society is very much oriented toward a weekly schedule that keeps Sunday mornings free. We also buildContinue reading “What if Christianity’s massive investment in worship is wrong?”

Two things Christians should fight for

Paul tells Timothy to fight the good fight.  Generally Christians are not supposed to be fighting.  So what fight is Paul talking about?  He calls it a good fight.  Not too many fights could be described as good ones. Life can feel like a fight.  Have you ever felt that way?  Life seems too hard sometimes doesn’tContinue reading “Two things Christians should fight for”

How is your faith grip-strength?

What is your grip strength?  Did you ever take a grip strength test? Have you ever used grip strengthening handles?  You squeeze them over and over, hoping to strengthen your grip. It is a good thing to strengthen your grip. I bring this up, because I want you to think about your grip on yourContinue reading “How is your faith grip-strength?”