30 Day New Testament Reading Plan

I’m inviting you to join me for a 30 Day New Testament Reading Plan. Beginning Thursday, November 1st I’ll be reading the passages in this plan as a way to quickly work my way through the New Testament. It’s an intense reading schedule(around 8 chapters a day), but I’ve found much spiritual benefit from it.Continue reading “30 Day New Testament Reading Plan”

First Steps: A Free Resource for Teaching Your Child Biblical Truth

Over the years I’ve counseled many parents who want to lead their children to Jesus, and I’ve found that they have two common concerns: Does my child understand the truth? How can I know my child really believes the gospel? Question one concerns knowledge. Your child must posses the proper concepts and truths of theContinue reading “First Steps: A Free Resource for Teaching Your Child Biblical Truth”

Everyone Has a Story: A Step-By-Step Guide to Sharing Your Testimony

This evening I walked my church through a step-by-step guide to sharing a personal salvation story. Next week I’ll write a few posts to elaborate on the content from the event, as well as to interact with any questions you may have. For now here’s a download of the resource in case you missed theContinue reading “Everyone Has a Story: A Step-By-Step Guide to Sharing Your Testimony”

Getting into Narnia

“No,” he said, “I don’t think it will be any good trying to go back through the wardrobe door to get the coats. You won’t get into Narnia again by that route… Eh? What’s that? Yes, of course you’ll get back to Narnia again some day. Once a King in Narnia, always a King inContinue reading “Getting into Narnia”

5 Scripture Passages I Wish Every Christian Knew: Romans 8:26

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. – Romans 8:26 We do not know what to pray for. We never know what to pray for. Paul tells us thatContinue reading “5 Scripture Passages I Wish Every Christian Knew: Romans 8:26”

Equip Notes on Meditation

Last month I taught at a discipleship event on the topic of meditation. Below is a link to a PDF of my slides from the event. I admitted freely in the talk that I’m indebted to Tim Keller for his thoughts and research on the subject. Consider going to his ministry resource site, gospelinlife.com, andContinue reading “Equip Notes on Meditation”

Bible Study Basic: Genre in Scripture

“The nature of the material under investigation determines the rules by which you interpret it.” It’s been 10 years since I sat in his class but I can still hear Dr. McKenzie hammering that sentence down, down, down into our skulls. In today’s Bible Study Basic post I’ll be explaining the concept of genre (inContinue reading “Bible Study Basic: Genre in Scripture”

Recommended Resource: Eat This Book by Eugene Peterson

Yesterday I finished reading Eat This Book by Eugene Peterson (the same pastor who gave us The Message). Just as Tim Keller’s book will be my go-to resource for Christians who want to learn to pray, I highly recommend this book for those wanting to learn to read the Bible for spiritual nourishment. The title comesContinue reading “Recommended Resource: Eat This Book by Eugene Peterson”

Sensing the Scriptures

I’ve had an ongoing conversation with a handful of church members about meditation on the Scriptures. We’ve been talking about how we practice meditation, what it is, and how we can increase in the blessing it brings to us. We all agree, as do many Christians throughout history, that meditation moves from merely reasoning theContinue reading “Sensing the Scriptures”