Category: Christianity

Christ Jesus, taking the very nature of a servant, humbled himself by becoming obedient to death. Therefore…

Imitating Christ’s Humility from Philippians 2 (NIV) 5 …Christ Jesus…7taking the very nature of a servant,…8humbled himself     by becoming obedient to death…..9Therefore,….10every knee should bow….11Jesus Christ is Lord,     to the glory of God the Father.…[and].12Therefore,… 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. …

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Four Alls of the Great Commission

http://www.cmfnow.com/articles/pt570.htm http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1104232498086-161/The+Four+Alls+of+the+Great+Commission+-+Copy.pdf Matthew takes us from the particular to the universal (Jewish disciples to disciples from all nations The Four “Alls” of a Truly Comprehensive Vision http://biblicalblueprints.org/the-four-alls-of-a-truly-comprehensive-vision/

7 Free Online Tools for Sermon Writing

http://www.concordiatechnology.org/blog/2016/03/7-free-online-tools-for-sermon-writing?utm_content=25259776&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter 6th one is Christian Classics Ethereal Library  – The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting …

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Responsibility v Accountability

There are many ideas relative to Responsibility and Accountability that come from episode 5 of Christianity 101 by Kirk Winslow (Jesus at 2 a.m.) I prefer being responsible over accountable. more later.

The Three Bowls of Jesus’ Last 24 Hours on Earth

I like the comparison and contrast of the Three Bowls of Jesus’ Last 24 Hours on Earth Wash basin: Jesus Washes the disciples feet (at the Last Supper).  He showed us that we are to be servants of others. Bowl of bread: broken and shared together at the Last Supper. Fellowship. Remembrance. Institution of the …

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Habits for our holiness – spiritual disciplines

http://www.amazon.com/Habits-Our-Holiness-Spiritual-Disciplines/dp/080241348X Potential book for Bible study

Lee Strobel, Apologetics

Lee Strobel (was an atheist who became a Christian and pastor and author) gives a message.  He says that if Jesus lived in his house with him, he would notice two things about Jesus  The door is open for questions.  You can always ask Jesus questions.  Jesus is authentic.  He lives consistent with his message. …

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Today’s thinking

from Stuart Briscoe’s message. 2-23-16 on WDLM-QC (original date unknown). “The Church’s Responsibility, Part 2” People think and act differently.  This needs to impact that way we communicate and minister.  The problem of secularization: People are turning from a concept of transcendence and find meaning in the immediate and the material. ideas from Alex Guinness… …

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Disciples bear

Day 9 of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s 40 Day Journey Bonhoeffer says disciples.. Instead, they bear what is laid upon them and what happens to them in discipleship for the sake of Jesus Christ. Finally, disciples will not be weakened by suffering, worn down, and embittered until they are broken. Instead, they bear suffering, by the power …

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Ekklesia, church, religion

Sermon idea. talk about the progression Ekklesia > church > religion assembly of believers is the foundation (and this should always be remembered-keeping the main thing the main thing). (see also http://faith.drjimo.net/ekklesia/) talk about the pros and cons of each (especially church, religion). Jesus at 2 am has a good podcast Turning Theology into Church …

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