Acts 2:17     “‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams. 

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Love Wins The Day

showing kindness

Love Wins The Day One of the big lessons we can learn from church history in regard to preaching during a pandemic is simply this: love wins the day as we care about other people.  We’ve been looking at how to preach during a pandemic in these posts, exploring various aspects of sermons during such […]

He Will Hold Me Fast

Jesus holding my hand

He Will Hold Me Fast He will hold me fast is the title of an old hymn, copyrighted in 1906 by Charles Alexander, music director for Evangelist R.A. Torrey.  The music was composed by Robert Harkness, a pianist who took words provided by singer Ada Habershon, and the song  became a hit in the crusade meetings.  If […]

Proclaiming Hope for Hopeless People

Proclaiming Hope for Hopeless People We have been looking at how to preach in a pandemic.  Here’s the first in the series of posts.  In this post we will consider that proclaiming hope for hopeless people as they face the trauma of this time is a key to effective preaching. One Small Push Recently, I […]

A Crisis of Faith

A Crisis of Faith One of the people I came to appreciate in my life is named Brennan Manning.  His best-known book is Ragamuffin Gospel, in which he makes the point that we all appear as ragamuffins before God.  In other words, we are powerfully stained with sin, but God’s grace reaches out to his anyway. […]

If God Loves Me, Why

if God loves me book

If God Loves Me Why? If God loves me why can’t I get my locker open?  That’s the title of a book that was published many years ago, but the title has stuck with me.  It brings up the practical and repeating question of Why?   When things go terribly wrong in life, the question […]