Speaking the Gospel into the Millennials of Generation Y.

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Gospel, Podcast | 0 comments

I am a baby boomer who is continually fascinated with how the millennials think and live. My opportunity at Clearwater Christian College gives me plenty of access to these great people. As I live among them and read about them I am challenged and encouraged. They are a special generation with lots of potential. Let me preface my comments with an acknowledgement of the sources that have distinctively framed my thinking. First, there is a paper...

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Gospel-Centered Christmas Celebration – Part 3

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Christ, Gospel, Holiday | 0 comments

Evil days require making the most of every opportunity (Ephesians 5:15-16). When interacting with those outside the Christian faith, “buy up” every opportunity for gospel speaking (Colossians 4:5). Given the Christmas season that is upon us, how can we be gospel-centered in our celebrations? Joy will definitely diminish in the fog of any life season when our focus moves away from Christ. In my last post, I encouraged a steady...

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Gospel-Centered Christmas Celebration – Part 2

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Christ, Gospel, Holiday | 0 comments

In a day and time when a seasonal holiday with deep Christian roots is under attack, it is imperative that we stay focused on Christ and His redemptive work. So, is it possible to make the most of your Christmas by simply staying focused on Christ? Christmas after all is about Christ. The WHO of Christmas is the incarnate Son of God. The WHAT of Christmas is the gift of salvation provided by the person of Christ and our proclamation of that...

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An RX for the Here and Now.

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Encouragement, Gospel | 0 comments

Does it seem that work, school, or the household routines enslave you to a here and now focus of life? When was the last time that you spent intentional time meditating on the return of Christ, heaven, or some aspect of God’s eternal kingdom? The New Testament epistle of 1 Thessalonians offers a corrective to this enslaving here and now life focus by ending each chapter with some reference to Christ’s return. For example, chapter 1:10-11 ends...

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The Power of the Resurrection

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Christ, Encouragement, Gospel | 0 comments

Definitions of the gospel are not complete apart from I Corinthians 15. Verses 1-8 declare the gospel in terms of the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Within the larger canonical context we understand that the gospel includes a rich tapestry of details that encompasses the deity and the humanity of Christ, the return of Christ, the exaltation of Christ, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the theology of God as Creator...

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