As we enter summer and times of refreshing ourselves at the pool with glasses of lemonade and ice tea, I envision a summer where we experience a time of refreshing in the church. How might we do this? What if we experience a new, fresh voice from the pulpit: a female voice? Those who know … Continue reading The Pulpit Challenge
Why won’t you call me a disciple?
"Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him. Among them was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee" (Mt. 27:55-56 NASB). Our words are very important. Therefore, why do we continue to … Continue reading Why won’t you call me a disciple?
When will we let Bathsheba speak?
When will we hear the story of Bathsheba from her own point of view? Scripture, itself, is silent in regards to the thoughts and feelings of this woman. Yet, might there be a valid reason to examine the circumstances that she faced? Can we try to imagine her feelings as she found herself in a … Continue reading When will we let Bathsheba speak?
Why is preaching difficult?
"Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction" (2 Tim. 4:2 NASB). Preaching requires great patience. Have you ever been preaching and looked out in the congregation and seen someone sleeping? Or perhaps you notice several heads are looking downward because they are busy … Continue reading Why is preaching difficult?