“You have eaten and drank, now work, and enjoy it!” – The Bible

"There is nothing better for man than to eat, drink, and enjoy his work" (Ecclesiastes 2:24, HCSB) If you are anything like me you have eaten way too much food over the last few days. The Bible is clear that we can and should enjoy our food, and enjoy our rest. But it is no surprise that the verse I am looking at today comes from the same book of the Bible that says 'There is a time for everything . . ." (Ecclesiastes 3).It is good to "eat, drink and be merry" you are only being Biblical! I … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – Keith Hazell – Prophets and Prophets Together: A Fuller Picture

This morning I attended the second session of the training track, Prophetic Encounter. This session was entitled “Prophets and Prophets Together Giving a Fuller Picture.” The New Testament refers to prophetic bands. Prophets working together often results in releasing the prophetic gift in greater measure, to the enhancement and greater health of the local church. The session was led by Keith Hazell, a visiting speaker from outside Newfrontiers.Keith and his wife, Nova, live in Lethbridge, Alb … [Read more...]

SERMON – Work, Rest, and Play: The 4th Commandment

Yesterday morning I preached a sermon at Jubilee. The following notes are almost identical to the notes I used while preaching. You can download the audio or listen to it right here.“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your g … [Read more...]

29th Most Read Post: Josh Harris on Being Discipled by C. J. Mahaney

No. 29 on the list of most-read posts on this blog appeared on December 20, 2005, when I interviewed Josh Harris, pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This is the first of several interviews that will appear on the top 30 list. In this interview, I talked with Josh about discipleship.AdrianWelcome to the blog, Josh. In this interview I'd like to focus a bit on the important role C. J. Mahaney, who I also interviewed awhile back here on the blog, played in discipling you and … [Read more...]

Your Chance to Save Lange's Commentary for Future Generations

I got the following in an email from Logos. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this work and ensuring it is passed down to future generations who will increasingly use only electronic books, now is your chance. It could be a good investment of $200. Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures is one of the most passionately requested titles we have had in a long time. Unfortunately with 24 oversized volumes coming in at almost 14,000 pages of commentary — its size makes it very costly f … [Read more...]

Lloyd-Jones Monday – Is the Bible Authoritative?

Well, so far the Doctor is doing quite well in joining my challenge to blog through the Together for the Gospel Statement. Last week he explored the importance of doctrine itself. Today he addresses the same issues raised in the first article of the statement we are examining together, which addresses the authority of Scripture. He argues that in considering whether the Bible is authoritative, we must come to grips with some big questions. Lloyd-Jones puts it this way: Can we accept the Bible's … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Josh Harris On Being Discipled by C. J. Mahaney

UPDATE In January of 2008, the following post was identified as the 29th most widely read post on this blog. The 30th most-read post was "How to Use the Google Calendar."This is the first of several interviews that appeared in the top-30 list. In this interview I talked with Josh Harris about being discipled by C. J. Mahaney.***************Adrian Welcome to the blog, Josh. In this interview I'd like to focus a bit on the important role C. J. Mahaney, who I also interviewed awhile back … [Read more...]

Up the Creek Seafood Cakes: An Anointed Delicacy for Worship and Evangelism

Up the Creek Seafood Cakes:An 'Anointed' Delicacy forWorship and EvangelismThere are a few delicacies in this world that I have created a special category for in my mind called 'anointed.' These menu items, found at various restaurants across this fruited plain, have captured my tastebuds and held them captive momentarily in a vortex of worship. Somehow, the combination of certain foods together creates a melody on my palate, my tastebuds immediately singing praises to God that He has given man … [Read more...]

Unveiled Face

Unveiled Face has a great post about Ecclesiastes 12 and futility also citing Romans 8, and 1 Peter 1 he says:Wow! Only in Christ can we see two amazing truths: (1) That God himself subjected all of creation to futility, and (2) that in Christ, this futility itself is redeemed - futility becomes hope, just as the pains of a woman giving birth are joyful pains of hope - so long as her focus is on the future!These realities really have some incredible application to my life: how I wish I … [Read more...]