Dear Roger, When I read some of the things Paul wrote about women I understand why many (especially Non-Christians) consider Paul to be chauvinistic and sexist. I will make my question very simple and specific: “Did Paul hate women?” Sincerely, Julie Dear Julie, The pastor’s conference in Seoul, Korea attracted one hundred pastors from all over the world—mostly...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Preaching & Teaching, Church and Culture
The Brazilians taught me the beauty of a blessing. Here is a scene repeated in Brazil thousands of times daily. It’s early morning. Time for young Marcos to leave for school. As he gathers his books and heads for the door, he pauses by his father’s chair. He searches his father’s face. Bencao, Pai? Marcos asks. (Blessing, Father?) The father raises his hand. Deus te abençoe,...
Author: Max Lucado
Let's talk about being "born again." Regeneration, entry of God’s nature and life into our real existence and identity, has, as a natural progression or part, entry into the status of discipleship to Jesus Christ in the power of the new life. Living in the status of disciple has, as a natural part and progression, spiritual formation in Christlikeness. Progression in...
Author: Dallas Willard
Amos chides God's people for living in luxury and apathy, and refusing to have compassion upon the poor. He encourages them to wake up and see the needs of others.
Scripture: Amos 4:1-3, Psalm 12:5, Psalm 140:2, Deuteronomy 10:17-19, Leviticus 23:22
Every car has blind spots-areas that are hidden, that keep things that are important from being seen. So does every Christian-priorities of God that we overlook, forget or ignore. The minor prophets of Hosea, Jonah, Amos and Micah reveal the blind spots in our hearts.
Scripture: Hosea, Amos, Jonah, Micah
James indicts the rich for using their wealth as a false sense of security. They oppressed the poor by their hoarding and lived in luxury and self-indulgence. He warns of upcoming judgment and the urgency of repentance. James 5:1-6 Preached at Cornerstone Church, Simi Valley California. Used by permission.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: James 5:1-6
The promised land landmines include unrealistic expectations that lead to disappointment with God, amnesia that leads to fear and arrogance, and partial obedience that leads to compromise and presumption. Only a fool counts on God's promises while ignoring His warnings.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Joshua 23 - 24, Joshua 1:6-9, Hebrews 11:13, Hebrews 11:32-39, Deuteronomy 4:9
At some point in our journey, most of us trade adventure for routine. While some routines can be good, we have to be careful. Sacred routines become empty rituals that keep us caged!
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Exodus 3, Deuteronomy 6
Malachi chides the Israelites for forgetting God and everything He has done for them. When we become blind to God, we take HIs grace for granted. How we serve God reveals what we really think of Him. We must never lose sight of His wonderful grace.
Scripture: Malachi 1:1-8
Sometimes we are so selfish that we fail to see the needs of the lost. Blinded by his own comfort zone, Jonah refuses to extend to others what God has so generously extended to him and to us – grace. Jonah runs from God in willful disobedience, concerned only for his own people. God is concerned for all people.
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-10, Jonah 3:1-5, Jonah 4:1-3, Jonah 4:9, Jonah 4:11