Pastors, Devote Yourselves to the Word and Prayer (Part 3)
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God. (Colossians 4:12)
It appears that…Continue Reading
Earlier this year Crossway traveled with Pastor John to his hometown of Greenville, SC to revisit the world in which he grew up. This 18-minute documentary takes us through his experience of racism in the 1960's American South:
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Neither Do I Condemn You
A reflection on John 8:2-11.
“Shame on you, Whore!”
She was married, but not to the man in whose arms she had been laying. Suddenly the door had burst open. Oh no! Instantly she was in the grasp of angry…Continue Reading
Pastors, Devote Yourselves to the Word and Prayer (Part 2)
Intercession is not a ministry done from a place of strength and competence, but always as a desperate sinner praying for fellow desperate sinners. We identify with those we pray for because we are just like them.
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What Would John Stott Say to Us After Our Conference on Missions?
Something like this I think:
The highest of missionary motive is neither obedience to the Great Commission (important as that is), nor love for sinners who are alienated and perishing (strong as that incentive is, especially when we contemplate the…
Pastors, Devote Yourselves to the Word and Prayer (Part 1)
In his profoundly helpful book Wisdom Words, pastor Harold Burchett teaches us that praying is a lot like breathing. In order to have the strength to continue breathing, one needs to breathe. So also the strength to pray comes…Continue Reading
Puritan Advice on Discovering God's Will
If therefore in doubtful cases you would discover God's will, govern yourselves in your search after it by the following rules:
- Get the true fear of God upon your hearts. Be really afraid of offending him. God will…
The Next Step: Disciple a Few
Maybe you attended a missions conference. Or read a book or article. Or heard a life-altering message. Or perhaps best of all, you were turned upside down by personal interaction with a fellow Christian. For the first time, you’re seeing…Continue Reading
Hitler Killed Disabled Children and So Do We
His name was Gerhard Herbert Kretschmar – the first person killed by official order of Adolph Hitler. He was born blind and missing some limbs. He was five months old. And he was not the last.
Immediately following this illegal…Continue Reading