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Six “Best Practices” for Submission and Satisfaction

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Q Zone: Since God is Sovereign, Why Pray or Witness?

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40 Days and 18 Ways

Tomorrow our church, First family Church, begins our 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting emphasis. I’m looking forward to seeing God work deeply within the lives of his flock here as every day we are all praying, and everyday at least one person is fasting. For those among my readership who are not within this […]

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It’s STATurday: Church Numbers

Curious about what are the most common prayers? Or how equipped church members think they are to deal with immigration? Or what denomination provides more chaplains for the military? The October edition of [On Mission] magazine reveals some facts and figures related to each of those, what I call “Church Numbers.” Southern Baptists provide the […]

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Why Christians Should Pray During Ramadan: A Former Muslim’s Perspective

Each year our church makes available a limited number of copies of VOM’s “30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World” to be used during Ramadan. This year was no different. And though we’re nearing the end of this specific prayer focus, I wanted to address a question I get annually: “Why?” To help me […]

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Q Zone: Angels and “Firstborn”

Though I’m not answering as many questions live in the service during this current series, I have committed to addressing them here. Here are two from today’s passage—Hebrews 1:5-14—one being applicational and the other textual.  Q: Is it biblical to pray to God for the help of angels? A: While I can’t say there is […]

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Rearview Mirror Monday: On Planting a Church #2

It’s the question I get asked most often by young, aspiring church planters — “If you had to do it over again, what would you do — or not do — differently?” It is in answer to that question that I’ve been using Mondays to post my “rearview mirror” perspective on that issue. So today, […]

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Q Zone: Puzzled About Prayer?

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Now What? Living in Light of 11 (Acts 11, that is)

Before itemizing a few action points from Acts 11, here are a few of the nut graphs from the message — the most essential statements and paragraphs that summarize this rich text. [You can listen to the entire message here.] “What God was doing in Acts 10-11 was more than just opening the door to […]

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40 Days of Prayer and Fasting

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