Saturday, July 30, 2011
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Harvest Weekend Devotion for 7/30/2011: "Charlene's Story": "Charlene McDaniel was a beautiful young woman. Some even compared her to Marilyn Monroe, which was pretty heady stuff for someone from Friendship, Arkansas. Although she had been raised in a Bible-teaching Baptist church, she bristled at the idea of following God's Word and not being free to do what she wanted to."
Friday, July 29, 2011
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Posted by steve at 11:50 AM
In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley - In Touch - October 7, 2005 - Christian Devotional: "What was the greatest moment of your life? For some people, the answer might be their wedding day, the birth of a child, or an important promotion. But for believers, the best experience is salvation, when their eternal destiny was changed."
Posted by steve at 11:47 AM
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/29/2011: "It's God's Work": "You cannot really find an instance in the New Testament of anyone who came to faith apart from another person's involvement. Although there are exceptions, this is how most people become Christians."
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Power Point, with Jack Graham - Powerpoint - June 23, 2011 - Christian Devotional: "Somebody once asked me, “Pastor, which is more important? Witnessing with our life or witnessing with our lips?” Well, that’s like asking which wing of the airplane is most important… you have to have both!"
Posted by steve at 1:00 PM
On The Box: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: "Do you realize that you sneeze at 120 miles per hour? Did you also know that every time you sneeze, you have been programmed to close your eyes? Where does your hair grow from? How can the thin layer of skin on your head send out a special hair, different from that which grows on the arm, or on the eyelids or eyebrows? Imagine if you had eyebrows or eyelashes that grew to the length of the hair on your head."
Posted by steve at 10:27 AM
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/28/2011: "The Great Omission": "A Sunday School teacher who was speaking to her class on the topic of sin asked, 'Can anyone tell me what the sin of commission is?'"
Posted by steve at 9:09 AM
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Chinese Pastor Shi Enhao Sentenced to Labor Camp | TheBlaze.com: "BEIJING (The Blaze/AP) — An underground Protestant leader has been sentenced to two years in a labor camp as China cracks down on unapproved churches that are getting bolder in confronting government religious policy, a U.S.-based monitoring group said Tuesday."
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/27/2011: "Your Sphere of Influence": "I believe the hardest part of evangelism is getting started. But once you get started, and once God starts speaking through you, it can be one of the most joyful things you have ever done."
Can Satan, Demons, and Angels Still Show Mercy and Have Feelings like Joy, Sadness, and Fear? - Answers in Genesis
Can Satan, Demons, and Angels Still Show Mercy and Have Feelings like Joy, Sadness, and Fear? - Answers in Genesis: "In our secularized culture, there is a lot of mythology surrounding Satan, angels, demons, and so on. This is nothing new when it comes to movies, books, and TV. Even popular television series like Supernatural, portray these characters in an unbiblical light, and sadly, this is the place that many people get their theology.1"
Posted by steve at 12:12 AM
Life’s Toughest Questions - Answers in Genesis: "Anyone who has talked to a Christian evolutionist knows how frustrating it can be to try to convince a brother or sister that their position has tremendous problems. For similar reasons, it can be just as difficult to convince non-Christians."
Posted by steve at 12:10 AM
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Grow Up Advice for YRRs (part 2): "If I could impress on Young, Restless, Reformed students just one word of friendly counsel to address what I think is the most glaring deficiency in that movement, this is what it would be: 'Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature' (1 Corinthians 14:20)."
Posted by steve at 11:58 AM
Grow Up. Settle Down. Keep Reforming. Advice for the Young, Restless, Reformed: "It has been five years since Christianity Today published Collin Hansen’s article titled “Young, Restless, Reformed.” Hansen later expanded the article into a book with the same title (Wheaton: Crossway, 2008)."
On The Box: Maybe If We Had Been Muslim or Jewish: "Our time at Comic Con on Saturday was amazing. It made an afternoon of evangelism on Hollywood Boulevard seem like a quiet afternoon at the park. I think we quite literally smacked a demonic hornet's nest with the gospel, which would account for the over-the-top heckling and blasphemy."
Posted by steve at 10:47 AM
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/26/2011: "Moved to Action": "Alexander McLaren said, 'You tell me the depth of a Christian's compassion, and I will tell you the measure of his usefulness.' How deep does your compassion go? God is looking for such people."
Posted by steve at 10:33 AM
Monday, July 25, 2011
On The Box: When Hecklers Get Too Close: "The Third Street Heralds, along with members of the Living Waters team and folks who attended the Transformed Conference at Calvary Chapel Oceanside, went to Comic Con yesterday afternoon. It was intense from start to finish."
Saturday, July 23, 2011
On The Box: Sermon Prep - 'America: The Modern-Day Valley of Slaughter': "I'm not accustomed to sharing a sermon text before it is preached, let alone before I've finished writing it. But there's something about this sermon that compels me to share what I've written thus far so I can solicit the prayers of my brothers and sisters in Christ."
Posted by steve at 9:23 PM
Harvest Weekend Devotion for 7/23/2011: "How Not to Become a Christian": "What does it mean to be a Christian? How do you become one? I'm glad you asked. First, let's look at three ways you cannot become a child of God. That's right. How not to become a Christian."
Posted by steve at 9:19 PM
On The Box: 13 Symptoms of Christian Nomadism: "Before considering the list of symptoms I've compiled, there are a couple of resources I want to make available to you, the reader. And I want to encourage you to avail yourself to these resources before considering the list of symptoms I provide in this article."
Posted by steve at 8:57 PM
Friday, July 22, 2011
On The Box: So, What About Evangelizing The Homeless?: "The above photo was making its way around Facebook, yesterday. For the record, the sign reads: 'Family kidnapped by ninjas. Need money for karate lessons.' Some folks on Facebook thought he was looking for $4 karate lessons. But I digress."
Posted by steve at 9:45 AM
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/22/2011: "Give It a Go": "As a teenager, I would hang around a place in Newport Beach called the Balboa Fun Zone. I would lean up against a wall, hair hanging in my eyes (use your imagination there), looking real tough. Christians who walked around and handed out their tracts didn't know what to make of me."
Day by Day with Charles Swindoll - Day by Day - Sept. 7, 2009 - Christian Devotional: "f you were to do a little fun research to discover the sheer quantity of activities that happen each day in America, you'd be amazed. Consider, for example, the number of cups of coffee consumed, the number of babies born, the number of people who take a taxi, bury a pet, get divorced, go to the hospital, watch prime-time television, ride on an airplane, and go to school."
Thursday, July 21, 2011
On The Box: An Open-Air Introduction and Declaration: "I recently preached a sermon on the importance of the street evangelist's relationship to the local assembly of believers."
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/21/2011: "Foxhole Christians": "Before I became a Christian, I thought I already was one. Whenever I was in trouble, I cried out to Jesus. I thought I must surely be a Christian because I was praying. But I did not understand what being a Christian really was."
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Harvest Bible Chapel - Minneapolis - Jesus Freaks: "EPHESIANS 6:19-20 'and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.'"
Posted by steve at 12:57 PM
Greg Laurie Daily Devotions - Greg Laurie daily devotion - July 7, 2011 - Christian Devotional: "There is a place for growing up, but there is also a place for being childlike, and I think one of the best ways to stay childlike is to be around children. I love to be around children of all ages, especially my grandchildren. My wife and I are always ready to whisk them off to lunch or some other activity. We love to be around them. It is so fun. If you can have children around you, it is a wonderful thing."
Posted by steve at 9:53 AM
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/19/2011: "Power to Change the World": "There are people today who are always studying Bible prophecy, trying to figure out the date of Christ's return or claiming to have discovered some special Bible codes, hidden codes that no one has ever seen before."
Posted by steve at 9:51 AM
Monday, July 18, 2011
Harvest Bible Chapel - Minneapolis - Fill This House With Hospitality: "1 Let brotherly love continue. 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body."
Posted by steve at 11:09 AM
Harvest Weekend Devotion for 7/16/2011: "The Person God Uses": "I believe it is a God-given desire to want to serve the Lord. But maybe you've wondered what qualifications the Lord looks for in the life of a man or woman that He would use. In the Book of Joshua, we can find at least seven principles that apply to the person God uses."
On The Box: Open-Air Preacher: How Do You Measure the Effectiveness of Your Ministry?: "From time to time, I am blessed by brothers and sisters in Christ who come to me seeking advice, expressing their genuine concerns about the current state of street preaching in their area, on their teams, and in their own lives. At times, they voice concerns about the motives of some of those who carry the title 'open-air preacher"
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/18/2011: "Wanted: Disciples": "The great English preacher John Wesley once said, 'Give me a hundred men who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I do not care if they be clergymen or laymen. Such men alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on earth.' I don't know if Wesley ever found such men. But I know that Jesus did."
Walk in the Word with Dr. James MacDonald: "'Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other"
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Personal Evangelism 101; Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ - John MacArthur - Evangelism: "Jesus would have failed personal evangelism class in almost every Bible college and seminary I know. Matthew 19:16-22 describes a young man who looked like the hottest evangelistic prospect the Lord had encountered so far. He was ripe. He was eager"
Posted by steve at 10:46 AM
How to Share Jesus Christ with Your Friends, Spiritual Living, Christian Faith: "Many years ago, Bud Wilkinson, the great old football coach of Oklahoma University, defined the game by saying, 'Football is when thousands of fans in the stands desperately in need of exercise are watching 22 young men on the field desperately in need of rest.'"
Posted by steve at 10:45 AM
Open the Door to Conversational Evangelism - Dr. Paul J. Dean Christian Blog: "Doing evangelism is a very different dynamic in today's culture than it was twenty-five years ago. Then, if you were to ask someone on the street if they believed in God, most would say they did. Further, they would know who you were talking about"
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/15/2011: "When You're Unwilling": "My mother was married and divorced seven times. I had the privilege of sharing the gospel with several of my mother's husbands, including Oscar Laurie, the man who adopted me. He came to faith in Christ, and I was very thankful for that."
Posted by steve at 10:41 AM
The Key to a Happy Marriage: "When Cathe and I were married in 1974, we wanted our marriage to not just survive; we wanted it to be blessed. We wanted it to flourish. One of the reasons I wanted a strong marriage so badly was because I knew the impact of divorce on a young child, having experienced it myself."
Posted by steve at 10:37 AM
Thursday, July 14, 2011
On The Box: "If you listen to most modern preachers, they will tell you how God can help you. He’s your friend and He’s there for your happiness. He has a wonderful plan for your life. However, with a spiraling world economy, the increase in global disasters, wars, unstoppable diseases, massive floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, tsunamis, and escalating violence, it’s not so easy to make the promise of a bliss-filled future for those who respond to the gospel. "
Posted by steve at 11:30 AM
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/14/2011: "People Reaching People": "It is worth noting that no person in the New Testament came to faith apart from the agency of a human being. Have you ever stopped and thought about that? We can find example after example."
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/13/2011: "How Will They Hear?": "Have you ever led someone to Christ? If not, why not? Maybe you think that God can never use you in this way, that you're just not gifted in that regard, and it is only for a privileged few to lead others to Christ"
Posted by steve at 10:06 AM
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Extent of God’s Love: "Have you ever spoken to an unbeliever who knew some of his Bible—just enough to be angry and confused? If so, you probably heard questions (accusations) like these: “What kind of God orders the slaughter of entire cities—women, children, and animals included—without mercy? Why does God allow so much pain, suffering, and evil in the world? How do you reconcile the love of God with the eternal flames of hell?”"
Posted by steve at 8:20 PM
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/12/2011: "The Best Kind of Encouragement": "When Jesus entered the Garden of Gethsemane, He told the disciples, 'Sit here while I go and pray over there' (Matthew 26:36). Then He handpicked Peter, James, and John to go with Him."
Monday, July 11, 2011
Does God Love His Enemies?: "I can still remember the chair I was sitting in years ago when I read a life-changing page in John MacArthur’s book The God Who Loves. In an economy of words, John exposed, confronted, and changed my thinking on one of the most critical areas of theology, the nature of God. My understanding of God’s love—specifically His love for the non-elect—was never the same."
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/11/2011: "Been There": "Before there was a Calvary, there was a Gethsemane. The sorrow Jesus experienced in the Garden of Gethsemane on the last night before His crucifixion seemed to be the culmination of all of the sorrow He had ever known, which would accelerate to a climax the following day."
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Harvest Weekend Devotion for 7/9/2011: "A Diamond Called Hope": "Have you heard of the Hope Diamond? It is a described as the most perfect blue diamond in the world. It is one of the most valuable gems on the face of the planet, and worth $250 million."
Posted by steve at 3:16 PM
Friday, July 8, 2011
Hotmail - email@example.com - Windows Live: "What separates the Christian faith from all other belief systems in the world today is that you can go to the tombs of the prophets and the gurus and pay your respects, but if you go to the tomb of Jesus Christ, you will find that it is empty. He has risen again."
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/7/2011: "Set an Example": "There is a place for growing up, but there is also a place for being childlike, and I think one of the best ways to stay childlike is to be around children."
Posted by steve at 10:04 AM
In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley - In Touch - June 6, 2011 - Christian Devotional: "You’ve probably heard the phrase “the call of God,” but maybe you don’t know exactly what it means. Is the Lord still calling people, or was that something He did only in Bible times? Does He speak only to a specific few or to everyone? Although He may not use an audible voice, He’s still in the business of seeking followers."
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The Everyday Club Report: For June « Stone the Preacher: "I’m posting this a little late, but here’s your chance to report on how well you did with your evangelistic commitment for the month of June.
If you would like to join this Club, click here for details.
Here’s a special re-post for those who would like to know what to do when when someone wants to hand their Gospel tract back to you:"
If you would like to join this Club, click here for details.
Here’s a special re-post for those who would like to know what to do when when someone wants to hand their Gospel tract back to you:"
Posted by steve at 10:57 AM
Atheist Central -- Ray Comfort's Blog: "I don't hate anybody. It is clear to me that if someone believes that nothing created everything he or she is a fool (see the sidebar of this blog to see the list of the many atheists and scientists who believe that)."
Posted by steve at 10:56 AM
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/6/2011: "The Serious Business of Heaven": "Sometimes people wonder whether those in heaven know what is taking place on earth. Some would say no. But I beg to differ. I think heaven is aware of what happens on earth."
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/4/2011: "Whatever It Takes": "Have you ever lost something of value? Years ago when my son Jonathan was little, he got lost in a hotel where we were staying. He loved to push the buttons on elevators, so as we were walking to the elevator, he ran ahead of me."
Posted by steve at 10:21 AM
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Best 12 theology books – free! | free Christian resources: "Last week Fred Sanders from the Scriptorium blog list the top twelve theology books from the history of Christianity. Obviously this is a subjective list, but there is no doubting it is a list of twelve awesome books."
Posted by steve at 11:40 AM
Best free iPhone bible for you! | free Christian resources: "Once you get hold of your exciting new iPhone one of the first things you’ll want to do is find a good quality bible that you can view on it."
Posted by steve at 11:37 AM
Saturday, July 2, 2011
On The Box: The Dichotomy Between Disciplining and Murdering Children: "Some of the same people who are vehemently against spanking children are just as passionately in favor of aborting children. They protest the corporal punishment of children once they leave the womb, but they promote the murder of children in the womb."
Posted by steve at 1:37 PM
Harvest Weekend Devotion for 7/2/2011: "Give Thanks . . . In Everything": "Sometimes, worship and thanksgiving can be a sacrifice. That may be because we are down, depressed, or things are not comfortable for us. Perhaps hardship or tragedy has struck our lives in some way and we do not want to thank God."
Posted by steve at 1:25 PM
Friday, July 1, 2011
Harvest Daily Devotion for 7/1/2011: "Just Like Sheep": "I read an article awhile ago about 450 sheep that fell to their deaths in Turkey. According to the article, one sheep jumped off a cliff, and then 1,500 others followed."
Posted by steve at 9:34 AM