We’ve added a new message to the CHRIST IS ALL podcast. It’s called “Remember Peter: Rethinking the Love of Christ.”
I won’t give any introduction to it except that I believe it will speak to different people in different ways. It’s 43 minutes long, and it builds until the punch line at the end.
You can listen to it on iTunes or through any other venue by clicking here.
A few weeks ago, B&H publishers sent me a copy of their new book, Jesus, In His Own Words, authored by the renowned Greek scholar Robert Mounce.
The book is incredible.
First, it weaves all four gospels together to create one unified narrative in chronological order. So you are reading all four gospels as one story in its historical sequence from eternity past with God the Father (John 1), to Bethlehem, to the ascension.
Second, it removes chapters and verses so the narrative reads as a free-flowing story. The biblical references are placed in an inconspicuous place so they do not break the flow.
Third, Mounce goes further and makes the story an autobiography of Jesus. He changes all the places where the original says “And Jesus” to “And I.” He changes “He said” to “I said.” Continue Reading…
Health and wellness is an issue that touches us all. For this reason, I recommend that every believing community, and if possible, every person and family own Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements
It’s the best work that I know of on the subject of preventative alternative medicines as well as specific prescriptions for healing and wellness. Virtually every sickness, illness, and disease is covered with the best research available on how to prevent and treat it with natural remedies.
I’ve seen some infomercials touting similar books. But they are snake oil.
This one is the real deal. Don’t be without it. It’s a life-saver as far as I’m concerned.
If you’re looking for a gift for friends and loved ones (or for yourself), this book is a great choice.
Today, I interview Rick James on his new book, A Million Ways to Die: The Only Way to Live
Rick is Publisher of CruPress, the publishing arm of Campus Crusade for Christ.
Rick is also one of the more than 30 endorsers of JESUS MANIFESTO, which testifies to his Christ-centered approach to life and ministry.
Rick’s new book is essentially about the cross. Not the atonement aspect of it, but the practical aspect of dying to self. A largely lost message in our time. Continue Reading…
Hi Fun Seekers,
A very good Tuesday to you . . . a very good Tuesday, indeed.
I woke up this morning with this song on my mind and heart. ‘Tis interesting, as I’ve not heard it in many years. Give it a listen and share it if you like it.
Now onto the subject at hand. If you’re someone who is in the creation business, whether an artist, musician, author, speaker, blogger, photographer, performer, et. al., you understand what “creativity depletion” is.
That’s when you’ve sapped all your of creative energies, your “creativity adrenals” are shot, you’re mentally and emotionally drained, and you’re moving fast into lethargy.
If you sample some of the most creative people in history (at least the well-known ones), they often speak about solitude as a continuous habit to keep their creative juices flowing. Here are some examples (but this is NOT the point of my post, so read on after the quotes): Continue Reading…
1. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8).
2. He guides us into all truth (John 16:13).
3. He regenerates us (John 3:5-8; Titus 3:5).
4. He glorifies and testifies of Christ (John 15:26; 16:14).
5. He reveals Christ to us and in us (John 16:14-15).
6. He leads us (Rom. 8:14; Gal. 5:18; Matt. 4:1; Luke 4:1).
7. He sanctifies us (2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:2; Rom. 5:16).
8. He empowers us (Luke 4:14; 24:49; Rom. 15:19; Acts 1:8).
9. He fills us (Eph. 5:18; Acts 2:4; 4:8, 31; 9:17).
10. He teaches us to pray (Rom. 8:26-27; Jude 1:20). Continue Reading…
A friend who read JESUS MANIFESTO sent me this quote. It reminded him of one of the main points we make throughout the book:
The first thing to remember is that we must never separate the benefits (regeneration, justification, sanctification) from the Benefactor (Jesus Christ). The Christians who are most focused on their own spirituality may give the impression of being the most spiritual . . . but from the New Testament’s point of view, those who have almost forgotten about their own spirituality because their focus is so exclusively on their union with Jesus Christ and what He has accomplished are those who are growing and exhibiting fruitfulness. Historically speaking, whenever the piety of a particular group is focused on our spirituality that piety will eventually exhaust itself on its own resources. Only where our piety forgets about us and focuses on Jesus Christ will our piety nourished by the ongoing resources the Spirit brings to us from the source of all true piety, our Lord Jesus Christ.
~ Sinclair Ferguson