More Than John’s Baptism

MONDAY – JULY 20 THE WORD“Apollos … had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John” (Acts 18:24-25 ESV). MEDITATIONThe church has relied too long on academic credentials, ecclesiastical machinery, and the efforts and ingenuity of the flesh instead of the blessed Holy Spirit. And the results? A skilled, professional clergy that knows only John’s baptism. And since the pastor cannot lead his people where he has not traveled, our pews become populated, for the most part, with sincere people who may … Continue reading “More Than John’s Baptism”

Looking Outward

The Word19I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. 20For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. 21For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.Philippians 2:19-21  Voice from the Church“If there is any one message all our psychopagan prophets insist on, it is that we must love ourselves. But if there is any one message that Jesus and all his saints insist on, it is that we must deny ourselves. In Christ’s psychology, the absolute oxymoron is ‘St. … Continue reading “Looking Outward”