Three Perils of Christian Discipleship

by Vance Havner Luke 9:57-62 The uncounted costs (57, 58)The unburied corpse (59, 60)The unforsaken circle (61, 62) 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors. […]

"The Christian Assurance supremely is that God has not forgotten human need." - Cleland B. McAfee


"The greatest temptation of religion is to become worship-centered instead of service-centered." - Charles L. Allen


Movie Theaters

13 Things a Movie Theater Employee Won’t Tell You 1) Why does it smell so good? The popcorn has chemicals in it to make its aroma fill the theater. 2) “Extreme Digital” is actually lower quality than IMAX digital. We use it because it’s easier to maintain. 3) For the first month or two of […]

Economic Struggles

A new study conducted by Pew Research found that young adults have been affected the most by the struggling U.S. economy. Almost 41% of those ages 18 to 34 say they have experienced difficulty in their careers, marriages, families, and schooling due to the sluggish economy. A smaller 24% of middle-aged Americans and 29% of […]

Operation World

The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation – Jason Mandryk. InterVarsity Press. This updated and revised seventh edition includes: Timely challenges for prayer and specific answers to prayer Updates on church growth, with a focus on evangelicals Population, people group and language statistics Charts and maps showing global religious and demographic trends Explanations of major […]

Living Into the Life of Jesus

The Formation of Christian Character – Klaus Issler. IVP Books. From the preface:“If you’d like to live more like Jesus, this book is for you. But I need to warn you, I don’t follow conventional wisdom about how we head in that direction. I think we’ve wrongly diagnosed the problem and therefore have developed strategies […]

Excellence in Preaching

Studying the Craft of Leading Preachers– Simon Vibert. IVP Books. Vibert profiles some of today’s most well-known preachers, including John Piper, Tim Keller, and John Ortberg, lifting out practical principals for sermons that are biblical, motivational and transformational. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, […]

The Fear of Man

Written by: Bill Elliff The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man is ultimately all about ME. It is that underlying drive to protect myself, make myself look good, advance myself that drives me to live for the approval and recognition of others. […]

The Line

“He who is not with Me is against Me and he who does not gather with Me scatters.” Matthew 12:30 As a native son of Texas, I have always been mesmerized by a story told about Col. William Barrett Travis. He was described as taking his sword and drawing a line in the sand, in […]

There’s a Better Way

We are a society driven by consumerism and marketing. There are millions of ho-hum products out there. Many are being sold on shopping channels by people who are obviously on amphetamines. They peddle products that will eventually end up in our next yard sale. We are spenders and consumers. This is the reason Americans are […]


Read John 13:1-17 Just as large doors swing upon small hinges, so great truths hang upon little words. The word if, used three times in this passage, carries with it some important truths for the Christian. There is the if of holiness: “If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me” (v. 8). […]