There aren't that many truly helpful books on evangelism these days. Books that scratch us where we should be itching. However, Mack Stiles is one of those guys, one of those guys who really understands the dilemma the American church is in - we've skated for too long. ...Keep Reading
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It’s the season for fasting and prayer at TACC. Many of us have never fasted and so this will be an exploration in a new biblical discipline. Jesus expected us to fast. He said that when he left us that we would fast. So why is it so rare? I place much of the weight of this omission on ...
The heart and soul of our devotion to God, in our time of devotions, to use an old but good word, must be the Word of God. Of all the spiritual disciplines, the Word must be the center, and the center of the Word is Christ. This time of singular and focused devotion requires the help of the Spirit and so requires our sincere prayer to him for help. Humility in our inability to derive benefit all by ourselves must be at the heart of devotions. ...
When we gather we encourage each other to read the Bible with joy and delight. We do so because: 1. The Bible is the perfect, without error, very words of God to us that speak primarily of His glory and grace in sending His Son to live and die and rise from the dead in order to rule all creation. They instruct us to delight ...
We make verbal announcements of ministry opportunities at TACC so that the believers at TACC can serve. We do not, and in fact, cannot announce every event because we do not have enough time and we are good at forgetting. That’s why when you send your husband to the store, if he has to remember more than 2 items, you give him a list. That’s also why ...
We pray in our corporate worship service because God answers prayer. Prayer is one of the first acts of a new believer, and the most natural of actions for all believers. Prayer is coming to the God of all grace who loves to hear and answer our requests. Additionally...
As with all holidays, special occasions and celebrations we need to be reminded that these can be difficult for some. My grandfather died on Christmas Eve and it seems that every year I'm reminded on that loss. Of course, the celebration of Jesus' birth, and His sacrifice, is the answer for the pain and difficulties we all experience. God's grace is more than enough, not o...Keep Reading
I know. I really know that you must be careful in dishing out criticism. It is not helpful to always be criticizing. But giving warnings about false teaching is really different - it is commended in the Bible (1 Timothy 4:1-7, notice verse 6). There are a host of books being published by companies just looking for a fast buck. They don't really care if it matches any caref...Keep Reading
Books!? Frustrated? Feeling inadequate? Feeling left out of the newest book craze? Tired of reading fluff? Bought that hard to read esoteric deep one about topics that are just way too difficult? You'll find this one an easy read, a great handbook for prayer, ready volume that encourages, challenges and gets you back to biblical priorities. Clink the link and discover the ...Keep Reading
Tim Challies is always thought provoking and never boring. His most recent post about the Bible reminds us of some crucial, unique and life changing maxims about the Word of Truth.......Keep Reading
What should we be thinking about the book "Heaven is for Real", the Sunday School materials based on the book, and now the movie? (And, are we ready for the soon to be released comic book? Just kidding!) I've talked with many believers who are enamored with the event, the little boy's experiences and what heaven is "really like." ...Keep Reading
Carl Laferton preps us for our missions conference with these wise words about Jesus....Keep Reading
Here are some good words about everyday evangelism. Most of us wish we were bolder, had more non-believing friends, had more experience answering hard questions (why do we suffer, etc.), well...we wish we did the evangelism piece better. The blog link by Mez McConnell doesn't answer all our difficulties, but he does gives a few pointers in the right direction. (And, by the...Keep Reading
We are the people of the book. The book, of course, is the Bible. Not books about the Bible. Not books that tell stories about people who are trying to follow the Bible. Not books about fictional characters that relate their lives to the Bible somehow. All these a good (I may be cringing a bit here) but they cannot be substitutes for gold. The Bible is a supernatural book,...Keep Reading
I've been thinking recently about the benefits of desperation. The American lifestyle and enormous blessings that God has bestowed upon us does not lend itself to this mindset. When things go "badly" we often wonder what God is doing, or what we have done wrong, or how unfair God has been. What about His grace in turning our hearts to him? Could it be a spiritual secret th...Keep Reading