The Art of Welcoming & The 7 Laws of the Learner, Law No. 1

***My #1 love in ministry is teaching and helping people learn (which, at its root, is 'making disciples').  Recently, I led our teaching faculty in a workshop where we looked at The Art of Welcoming and The 7 Laws of the Learner (Law No. 1.)  This content comes from almost 40 years of ministry.  But … Continue reading The Art of Welcoming & The 7 Laws of the Learner, Law No. 1

The Most Important Question One Will Ever Answer: “Who is Jesus?”

In 1st century Palestine people were asking the same question people are asking today: "Who IS this guy??" In his gospel, John records, "While some said, 'He is a good man,' others said, 'No, he is leading people astray." (7:12) Later, in 8:25, the Jews ask Jesus incredulously, "Who ARE you??" Again, in 8:48-53: "The … Continue reading The Most Important Question One Will Ever Answer: “Who is Jesus?”

Preaching With the Listener in Mind

One very wise author once wrote, "Too often, preachers focus solely on whether or not there had been great Bible teaching on Sunday morning, when they should also be asking themselves whether or not there was any great Bible LEARNING." ouch. Recently, I came across the following quote by the 19th century, British preacher, Charles … Continue reading Preaching With the Listener in Mind