Contributing sermons since Dec 13, 2000
Contributed on Nov 14, 2020
Make the glory of God the story of your life.
Over 8 years ago, Beth and I had the privilege of going to Israel. We were impacted by the people we went with and the places we visited. Our team consisted of 30 Asian believers from seven different countries and was led by friends of ours who teach at the East Asia Theological Seminary. It ...read more
Contributed on Nov 7, 2020
God often does the unexpected when we’re earnest in prayer.
A week ago, I listened to the Voice of the Martyr’s podcast called VOM Radio and learned about Petr Jasek, a believer from the Czech Republic, who was imprisoned in Sudan for 14 months. He served as the Africa Regional Director for Voice of the Martyrs and traveled to Sudan on their behalf. BTW, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 2, 2020
God unleashes the extraordinary through ordinary people.
An ordinary Sunday School teacher named Ed was concerned for a young man in his class named Dwight, so he shared Christ with him in the back room of a shoe store. Dwight got saved and eventually became a well-known evangelist. Years later, when preaching in the British Isles, Dwight told the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 24, 2020
Peter’s response to these religious rule-keepers is a model for us as we face criticism or complaints. We’ll see that Peter’s answer is more pastoral than argumentative. I see seven correctives to help us handle criticism.
This week I shared something positive on Facebook and got pulverized. The criticism came quickly and repeatedly. Normally I’m more careful about posting about controversial matters so I wasn’t prepared for all the venomous vitriol and overwhelming opposition. One person simply replied, “Oh ...read more
Contributed on Oct 17, 2020
Jews and Gentiles are saved by faith alone in Christ alone.
The first sermon I gave was over 40 years ago at a Young Life gathering. I’m glad there is no audio or video evidence of that sermon! Over the last twenty years, I’ve been preaching multiple services nearly every weekend. You’d think I’d get the hang of it by now. I’ve been invigorated by ...read more