Dare we?

  1. This past week was busy: final tweaks on book, magazine issue near finishing, course on Wednesday, study on Thursday, studies with Sidney, Pedro, and Paulo (twice), birthday party for Davi Saturday.

  2. Dispersed work lately on update to Cristianismo original, Total Transformation (but for Monday FMag editorial), the book about leading in worship, and Vícios, the bad habits book.

  3. If all Christians talked to all people all the time about all God has done, the Great Commission would be a cinch.

  4. Hold this thought: God deals faithfully with the faithful. See 2 Sam 22.26.

  5. If Jesus dared not do anything on his own authority, Jn 5.30, dare we?

  6. An original verse: Jesus never acted on his own, / Nor did he do the Father’s will alone.

  7. A Bible verse: “Your statutes have been my songs in the house where I live” Psalm 119.54.

Evangelism bad, evangelist good?

  1. Ironic that many in the church think it’s wrong to do evangelism (that old postmodernist view) while the word “evangelist” has become a popular secular term.

  2. Prayer sites, more than Bible-related sites, are problematic. It’s one thing to filter through denominational language and doctrines while reading, quite another to do it for prayer.

  3. This is not a bad description of God’s jealousy: “God’s passionate commitment to God’s people.”

  4. The Taizé people sing, “God is nothing but love.” God in our own image here? God is love, certainly, says 1 John 4.8, 16, but he is more than love.

  5. Create a Now page. Cool idea.

  6. An original verse: From now till then, from here to there, / With thumbs on a phone glued to your chair.

  7. A Bible verse: “The voice of the Lord is powerful. The voice of the Lord is majestic” Psalm 29.4 GW.

If you could ban one thing in life, what would it be?

  1. A fellow on alternative social media asked, “If you could ban one thing in life, what would it be?” My answer: Hypothetical questions.

  2. So many people think they are teaching Bible when they are in reality teaching a religious tradition.

  3. A lady asked, “If a church was lukewarm, what would it look like? How would you know?” I answered: “Hebrews 5.12 might be a partial answer.” Your answer?

  4. You’ve probably heard me define it before, but today’s experience confirms it: CAKE: n. inefficient transport and delivery system for icing.

  5. What keeps you from learning to teach God’s plan of salvation to someone? Really. Put aside the excuses. If I can learn, anyone can.

  6. An original verse: Praise for self will never build you up, / It merely makes, at last, for a bitter cup.

  7. A Bible verse: “I am not trying to get praise for myself. There is one who demands it, and he also judges” Jn 8.50.