Thursday, September 17, 2009

Finish the Course: A Mandate for Ministry to Leaders

From my message at Appalachian Bible College in recognition of Constitution Day:

If Paul were to stand before Barak Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, or Jay Rockefeller would his message be any different than what he proclaimed before Festus, Felix, Agrippa, or Caesar?

Do not let the message of the Gospel be drowned out by that of Tea Parties or Town Hall Meetings. Do not let our love for the lost be overshadowed by opposition to policies or political parties. Don’t let our mission of taking the good news of the gospel to every creature be sidetracked by a desire to “Take America Back”.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Interim Bible Study: "The Real Authority in the Capitol"

From our interim Study at the Statehouse "The Real Authority in the Capitol":

"We find in the Sermon on the Mount an authority that goes far beyond that found in legislative bodies, courts, and elected offices. As we come to the close of the Sermon on the Mount, we see the crowd’s response to Jesus’ message:

When Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes. Matthew 7:28-29"
Read the complete study.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Why Moralism Is Not the Gospel -- And Why So Many Christians Think It Is"

From an article by Dr. Al Mohler:

"The deadly danger of moralism has been a constant temptation to the church and an ever-convenient substitute for the Gospel. Clearly, millions of our neighbors believe that moralism is our message. Nothing less than the boldest preaching of the Gospel will suffice to correct this impression and to lead sinners to salvation in Christ."

Read the complete article.