During our service a few weeks ago, I was passing the offering basket over to my wife, when I heard the sound of change dropping to the floor. Pennies and dimes bouncing and clanging, not in tune with the song the band had begun to sing. As a few of us were trying to get … Continue reading Jesus Loves the Little Churches
The great British preacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones, as usual, made a striking declaration to his audience. “The most urgent need in the Christian Church today is true preaching; and as it is the greatest and most urgent need in the Church, it is the greatest need of the world also.” Of course, I believe Lloyd-Jones is right … Continue reading Verse-by-Verse or Bust?
Just short of ten years ago, my family closed the heavy metal door to the moving truck. My whole life, in one sense, was being transported across the country to Maryville, Tennessee. In another sense, though, my whole life was staying behind. Growing up in Cut-N’-Shoot, Texas, a population under 1500 residents, had its drawbacks, … Continue reading To Freeman
January 4, 2010. It was a cold day in Atlanta, Georgia, and I had just finished grabbing a bite to eat for dinner and heading toward the Phillips Arena for the evening session of the Passion Conference. I was nineteen at the time, a college freshman who came into town for winter break and to … Continue reading The Joy of Glorifying God — A Tribute to John Piper