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Tomorrow morning I’m speaking on prayer at Greenough. Here’s a sketch of Christian prayer.

It’s totally ridiculous to think that we could ask the creator and controller of all things to do us a favour. 832 more words

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endurance, patience and joy

This afternoon I had a conversation with Andrew Katay from City to City Australia about characteristics for church planters.

Amongst other things (e.g. pride and personal devotion)  we discussed the need for church planters to keep working hard and not give up. 293 more words

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NIV Application Commentaries on Sale for Just $4.99

The entire NIV Application Commentary series is on sale at $4.99 per volume!

When preaching, after I turn to exegetical commentaries, I like to turn to commentaries that blend exegesis with clear application. 161 more words


Sermon Preparation Helps - Focus

A simple assessment of questions/answers concerning Biblical texts and how to apply it to your audience.

Asset-Based Questions to Start Sermon Preparation

1. What’s “the acid” in the text? 636 more words

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Hosea, Can You Sing?

(An artist’s rendition of Hosea buying back his wife Gomer)


I appreciate songwriters who can skillfully set Scriptures to songs. Whether it’s an entire psalm or a few verses interspersed between stanzas and refrains, it’s always helpful to commit God’s Word to memory via memorable songs. 360 more words