Friday, January 25, 2013

Preaching like Augustine

The 3 Goals of Augustinian Preaching are to:

1. Teach
2. Delight
3. Persuade

St. Augustine quotes Cicero as saying, “to teach is a necessity, to delight is a beauty, to persuade is a triumph.”

Friday, January 18, 2013

What ever happened to Promise Keepers?

"Men relate shoulder-to-shoulder with a common quest/vision/passion/etc.  Women sit face-to-face [romantically relating].  Try to make relationships happen to men when the relationship is the end and it is not going to last.  It's just not going to last.  There needs to be principles/Scriptures/a mission/a project/something there.  Because they bond deeply when they have a common passion.  I think forcing the relational thing as a constant getting together to talk about your relationship will abort eventually."

-John Piper

Thursday, January 17, 2013

God's Will - Found It!

When I see one of my students or members walk through the door holding a Bible, I am tempted to greet them with these words: "I am so glad to see that you have found God's will for your life!"

"We put all this emphasis on 'FINDING the will of God' like it was lost.  The Bible puts all the emphasis on DOING the will of God."
- Rich Lusk

Wednesday, January 9, 2013