Christian Life Hacker – 23 Things

Here is the entire list of the 23 Things. I hope you discovered some new practices and ideas that you hadn't been exposed to before. Feel free to share the 23 Things with your small groups and disciple groups. Congratulations to Cary Jester who commented on the most items and wins the free book. Thanks... Continue Reading →

Concluding 23 Things

Shortly, I will post the complete list of the 23 Things all in one post. If you haven't already, you can still go through the 23 Things and comment on each post. If you comment on each post you will be eligible to win a Free Book. I will draw next week. If you are... Continue Reading →

23 Things – Week 9: Sabbath

Week 9: Sabbath 20. Read this interview with Pastor and author of The Message, Eugene Peterson. 21. Sabbath accomplishes many things but the most beneficial is what it teaches us about time. See below: 1. Cultivates trust in God - Dallas Willard elaborates on this point, "When we come to the place where we can joyously "do no work" (Leviticus... Continue Reading →

Confessions Of A Christian Worshiper

I have a confession to make. I don't like church music. No, I am not trying to start a debate about worship styles, instruments, or lyrics. I basically have the same reaction during worship with an organ and a hymn book as I do with electric guitars and lyrics written last month. Church music and... Continue Reading →

23 Things – Week 8: Worship

Week 8: Worship 18. Watch John Ortberg and Dallas Willard discuss worship. Watch from the 6:00 mark to the 13:00 mark 19. How often do we prepare for worship? One thing we can do is expect to meet God during worship. Next, we can pray for the worship leaders, that they may feel God's presence and... Continue Reading →

23 Things – Week 7: Simplicity

Week 7: Simplicity 16. Learn about simplicity from this video  17. Read Matt. 5: 33-37. This is Jesus' instructions to avoid manipulating and misleading people through the words that we say. The goal is to be the type of person who can simply say "yes" or simply say "no." Additional information and explanation is usually only used... Continue Reading →

23 Things – Week 6: Service

Week 6: Service 13. Read Philippians 2:3-11. What is one way that you could humble yourself today in a tangible way? 14. Make a list of ways that your church is reaching out to its community? Are there areas in the community that are not being reached? 15. Read this excerpt from a commencement address... Continue Reading →

What I Love About The Bible

If you have been following this blog for long, then you know that 2012 has been "The Year of the Word." I have tried to study, read, listen, study, and read the Bible with the intent of becoming a more devoted user of scripture. Here are a few things I have grown to love about... Continue Reading →

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