Month: September 2018

Rethinking Urban Poverty: A Video from the 2016 Dallas Faith at Work Summit

Originally posted on The Green Room:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S-79ZQ95vM The purpose of the Faith@Work Summit is to gather active participants and leaders in the faith at work movement from every industry sector to learn from each other and work together to extend Christ’s transforming presence in workplaces…

The Man Who Changed D. L. Moody

Redeeming Grace Ministries

Harry Morehouse (1876–1934)  was a wild young man who, by age sixteen, was a gambler, gang-leader, and thief. But during the Revival of 1859, Henry gave his life to Jesus. He was soon heard preaching the Gospel with all his heart; and his favorite text was John 3:16. One day in Ireland in 1867, he met the far-famed world evangelist, D. L. Moody; and Henry had the nerve to invite himself to preach in Moody’s church in Chicago. Sometime later, Moody returned home from a trip and learned that Morehouse had shown up, started preaching, and was drawing great crowds.

“He has preached two sermons from John 3:16,” Moody’s wife said to him, “and I think you will like him, although he preached a little different from what you do.”

“How is that?”

“Well, he tells sinners God loves them.”

Moody wasn’t so sure about that; but that evening he…

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Quiet Time

Three Iron Nails

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in him, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

[Rom 15:13 NET]

In spiritual as in earthly things there is great strength in hope, and, therefore, God’s people are carefully to cultivate that grace. A well–grounded hope that, having been made new creatures in Jesus Christ, we are His; that with our names, though unknown to fame, written in the Book of Life, we have grace in possession and heaven in prospect; that after a few more brief years, pure as the angels that sing before the throne, we shall be brought with gladness into the palace of the King, to be like Christ and with Christ, seeing Him eye to eye and face to face such hopes are powerful springs of action.

~ Guthrie ~

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Word of the Week: Discipleship

ThePreachersWord

During our recent trip to the Mediterranean, we heard many stories from our tour guides about ancient Rome and Greece. Often they would preface their narratives with the phrase, “legend has it.”

One such legend involves Julius Caesar’s conquest of Britain in the first century B.C. When he landed with his Roman legions, he took a bold step to ensure the success of his military campaign. He ordered his men to march to the edge of the Cliffs of Dover, and he commanded them to look down on the water below.

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Evangelism; August 16, 2018

Virtual Vitamins

Acts 5:13-14 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.

This passage first jumped out at me many years ago. We tend to think of evangelism in terms of “evangelistic meetings,” and of personal evangelism as inviting someone to church, but that wasn’t the Biblical pattern at all. It says here that people were afraid to join their meetings, but in the very next sentence it says the number of believers continued to grow steadily. In other words, people got saved before they ever “went to church.” I have seen statistical studies done of “stadium evangelism,” Billy Graham and others, and they all said that the probability of a personal commitment from an attendee was much higher if they were invited by a personal friend. In…

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