It isn’t likely to happen, but if you discovered Charles H. Spurgeon preaching in your area, would you schedule the time to go hear him? Of course you would! It would be the opportunity of a lifetime! Well, sixty-three volumes of Spurgeon’s printed sermons are available for you to read, but do you read them?
I was reading some articles on the Internet today and discovered a series of articles and observations on what’s happening in student worship these days. Having served as a student minister for fifteen years, I thought I would see what’s up in the youth culture. What’s up? Weird is what’s up. Strange stuff is on
Hearing Scripture’s Voice, Applying It’s Truth – Herbert W. Bateman IV. Kregel. Dozens of books have been written in the last few years on the subject of worship. Bateman serves as General Editor for a variety of themes. The book has three sections: God: The Object of our Worship; Music: Expressions of our Worship; Symbols:
– Robert K. Hudnit. InterVarsity. Using Biblical Characters to instruct us, the author gives us direction on how to listen to God. The chapters are short and can be used even for a daily devotional. Lloyd Ogilvie says “This book..shows how God is calling us to know Him better and serve Him more courageously.” 2ProphetU2ProphetU
– John Ankerberg & John Weldon. Harvest House Publishers. This small but rich paperback is divided into five sections: Atheism, Agnosticism and Faith; The Uniqueness of Christianity; The Bible as Truth; The Person of Jesus Christ; The Resurrection of Christ. A good basic work for your library if you are doing a series on apologetics.
– J. I. Packer. Crossway Books. This noted Bible scholar deals with subjects such as: Sanctification, disappointment, self-image, The power of the Holy Spirit, the life of faith, hot tub religion and guidance. The purpose of the book is to show how life should look and work when lived by faith in a sovereign God.
– Robert J. Morgan. Nelson. The 2003 edition includes a free CD. The book is filled with sermon ideas, children’s sermon ideas, Special Occasion sermons, quotes and thoughts on preaching. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors.
A Field Guide for Your Spiritual Journey – Evan B. Howard. InterVarsity. Chapter titles include: Praying the Scriptures, The Model Prayer of our Lord, Praying the Psalms, Worship, Praise and Thanksgiving with the Scripture, Biblical Meditation, Petition and Intercession, Confession, and more. Part two provides a guide to Scriptures for Prayer to be used with
March 3 1978, on this day, the remains of comedian Charlie Chaplin were stolen from their resting place in Cosieur-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, and held for ransom. Swill authorities recovered the body 11 days later. March 4 1933, on this day, the father of the New Deal and future wartime leader of the free world, Franklin Delano
Written by: Warren Wiersbe Our intrepid pollsters, abacus boards in hand, have been galloping from church to church in quest of the answer to the pressing question: “Who is the least appreciated and most abused member of the local church staff?” The results are shocking. Not the senior minister. Not the minister of music. Not
Whew…talk about the hot seat!!! This one will make you stop and shudder! If the devil were to write his beatitudes, they would probably go something like this: Blessed are those who are too tired, too busy, too distracted to spend an hour once a week with their fellow Christians – they are my best
"We live in a nation where we slaughter our children, and we act surprised when they slaughter each other…God help us. - Rev. Tim Percy at the funeral of Kayce Steger, Nichole Hadley, and Jessica James, who - after finishing a prayer meeting - were shot by a fellow Paducah, Ky., high school student." -- Youthworker, San Diego Union-Tribune, Dec. 6, 1998.
"When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we wish." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, quoted in Good News (July/August 1994).
"Abigail Van Buren once wrote about a woman who listened to a mother verbally destroy her child. The woman told the mother, 'I'll give you a dollar for him.' Only then did the mother realize the value of her child." - R.J. Thesman in The Christian Leader (March 10, 1992).
"I've gone through three different abortions with girlfriends, and it really took a lot out of me. So I sang this to the child I never had." - Estranged Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland on 'Son,' a selection from his 12 Bar Blues solo album, Details, April 1998.
"President Reagan did what few presidents have done while in office. He wrote a full-length article for a journal of opinion (The Human Life Review). 'The real question is not when human life begins, but, what is the value of human life? The abortionist who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from its mother's body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being. The real question for him and for all of us is whether that tiny human life has a God-given right to be protected by the law - the same right we have.'" - President Ronald Reagan
"The horrible procedure is most common with triplets and more, but is sometimes used even to eliminate one of a pair of twins. Wall Street Journal reporter Barbara Carton last week described a true case of reducing triplets to twins: 'Dr. Evans hovers over the woman's belly with a foot-long needle and examines shadowy uterine images on the ultrasound scanner. He looks for a deformity that would make the selection easier, but finally he says: .'We don't see anything obviously wrong with any of them, so we're just debating which is easiest to get to'. He decides, then pierces her belly, guiding the needle until he punctures the chest cavity of one fetus. 'Perfect,' he whispers. He injects three cubic centimeters of potassium chloride. The fetus flails its arms and legs, then stops.' The typical excuse, believe it or not, is that it would be inhumane to run the statistical risks of a multiple pregnancy. Those risks are real, to be sure - but at their worst, hardly as terrifying for the baby as the altogether certain effect of the search and destroy mission so regularly employed. In fact, it's blatant selfishness - not humane generosity - that drives 'fetal reduction.' The Wall Street Journal writer suggests a telling question pondered by those who seek such destruction: 'What if you eliminate one or more fetuses, and then the others don't survive?'" -- Joel Belz, WORLD, December 6,1997