The One Corner of the Universe You Can Improve

  Eight Ways to Be Far More Productive and Effective This Year  — A Bible Study in 2 Peter 1:3-8 — Introduction: Second Peter 1:8 says: For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. What qualities? I want […]

What Manner of Man is This?

  The Babe of Bethlehem, whose birth we celebrate, is the conundrum of history, a puzzle, a problem, a prince whose crib was a manger and whose genealogy was stained by men and women of questionable reputation. As a child, He was teased by those questioning the legitimacy of His birth. As a youth He […]

The Incredible Ira Sankey

   A few  years ago, some folks in Florida gave me an 1894 edition of Ira Sankey’s hymnal, and this particular book is personally autographed by Sankey to his wife. I treasure the book because I’m a huge fan of Sankey, an extraordinary 1800s musical evangelist who forever changed Christian hymnody. If we don’t know […]

Getting Your Life Back on Track

  Use The Jonah Model Introduction: As society falls apart, our culture feels like a train flying off the rails. Sometimes that’s true for us as individuals. People say things like: We’re trying to get our marriage back on track.  He’s going into rehab to get back on track. We’ve got to get our finances on […]