This stanza from Augustus Toplady's famous hymn has been on my mind today..."Not the labors of my handscan fulfill thy law's commands;could my zeal no respite know,could my tears forever flow,all for sin could not atone;thou must save, and thou alone."That is why Jesus lived and died. To save people like me who could never … Continue reading Thou Alone
Kristy is teaching at East Lanier Community Church's Women's Retreat this weekend at Amicalola State Park. She is talking on Esther, and it is going to be awesome. Wish I could be there!
In Isaiah 55:1, God says, "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost." I have read that 100 times and missed the critical word—no. The invitation to the king's banquet is not for those who … Continue reading An Invitation for the Destitute
Personal and commercial bankruptcies are increasing at a record setting pace. However, in the words of Jerry Bridges, "As devestating as permanent bankruptcy is, there is a bright side. The beleaguered businessman is free." His debts have been cancelled. The calls from the creditors have been silenced. "This businessman may be humiliated, but at least … Continue reading Filing for Bankruptcy
Schaeffer began private tennis lessons today and did great. Not only did he enjoy it, but he saw immediate improvement in his game. Way to go, Schaeffer! And this afternoon, Ann Ferris and Sarah Wynn both attended their weekly drama/acting class. Fun stuff...
The kids had a great day at CC today. I picked Sarah Wynn up for a special "daddy lunch date" to Moe's, and then took her back home with me. She played. I worked on support raising for the church plant. So far so good. We have great friends who are passionate about the spread … Continue reading CC, Lunch at Moe’s, and Support Rraising
In his book, Fresh Power, Jim Cymbala asks the question, "What is a Spirit-filled preacher?" For a preacher like me, that's a good question. Using the apostle Peter as an example, Cymbala provides a helpful answer:"Many of us have heard oratory and cleverness in the pulpit. We've seen showmanship and listened to smoothly worded phrases. … Continue reading Stop Performing in the Pulpit