A short while ago I emailed the manuscript of my speech for the Maywood Missionary Retreat, to be included in the book. I imagine that it will be available online in electronic format as well, perhaps next week. We’ll pass on the word as soon as we know something.
In the meantime, below are the five points I’ll be making from Philippians 1. Continue reading
News of passing and tributes to Jim Bill McInteer, one of the brotherhood’s great men in the 20th century.
Dale Jenkins shares a personal perspective:
One of my heroes died today. Brother Jim Bill McInteer was a prince of a man, a gentleman, a man of God’s Word. Where do you start in remembering this godly man? He casts a long shadow and in the minds of many he the last of small group of preachers who so strongly influenced our brotherhood – Ira North, Willard Collins, BC Goodpasture, Batsell Barret Baxter and Jim Bill McInteer. His life entered into so many spheres. Continue reading
Church historian Everett Ferguson has observed that practices often precede theology. People change their religious practices, then come up with a theological justification for it. He says that infant baptism is an example of that. Continue reading
Vicki and Leila came back from the women’s retreat Nov. 27-28 with a good report. Although attendance was down to fewer than half the normal number, the theme of hope and the speakers were excellent, they said. The total did not pass 200 this year. (Above photo: Leila Zanatta, of Campo Grande MS, speaks to the group in a main session.)
For the first time the retreat was held at our own Mt of Olives Christian Camp, about 1 1/2 hours from Sao Paulo, in Embu Guaçu. It was about a 4-hour drive for my ladies, since they had to go through Sao Paulo to get there. Continue reading
Does this not sound like our times? Indeed, history has a way of repeating itself. This quote sits before me in a book published in 1949, but the date of writing is 1863. I put it in quote marks rather than indented text, because of its size.
“But just here in our history some will fall away. We have now entered the period when, by the light of our theory, we are attempting to effect a corresponding reformation in practice. A few impatient and unphilosophic spirits, seeing that the work goes slowly forward, will falter and turn back. By their clamor and their fruits you shall know them. Continue reading
Tomorrow in Brazil is Father’s Day. I’m in the middle of a series of sermons on what makes the New Testament church distinctive from human denominations and groups.
So I decided to preach tomorrow on “Men, Front and Center.”
My main text is 1 Timothy 2:8. Main points are: Continue reading
Prayer for July 2009 –We invite the brotherhood to dedicate the month of July to the following petition:
The UN has designated July 9 as the International Disarmament Day . May Christians never give up their spiritual arms, necessary to win over the devil; and may they never make peace with those forces that would influence them to accept immorality or false teachings in their midst. Continue reading
On the Bulletin Digest site, I share a few points of my visit with Charles and Jane Beebe, editors of the magazine, when I flew last month to Abilene TX. You can read that HERE.
We need to hold up wonderful examples like these. From Neal’s Daily Bread, sent out today. Continue reading
This article, on rejecting a business model in the church, deserves a close reading. Continue reading