Early the next morning Jesus went out to an isolated place. (Luke 4:42, NLT) Jesus active ministry on earth was only three years. Yet, he accomplished more in those three years than anyone else has ever accomplished in a lifetime. He preached some of the greatest sermons ever preached. He performed miracles of healing and provision. He started a movement that is still going strong 2000 years later. Most importantly, he accomplished the salvation of humankind. Not too bad for three years of work! But for all that Jesus accomplished, he made it a regular practice to withdraw and to retreat … [Read More...]
My tip of the week this week is for those who are interested in live streaming video to social media. This may be especially useful to pastors who are interested in broadcasting their sermons on Sunday morning. If you hang out with me, you know I like new toys and gadgets. And I just got a new toy! My newest little gadget is called Mevo. It is the camera that I now use to live stream sermons on Sunday morning to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and more. Last Sunday was the first Sunday I used the Mevo. You can check out how it turned out here: There are still a few things that need to be … [Read More...]
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8 (ESV) It is not uncommon that I need to remind my twin boys to wash their hands when they use the restroom. Neither is it uncommon for them to question my directive. My response is to tell them, “Yes, you need to wash your hands.” I will also remind them that they need to use soap. They will reluctantly follow through with my request, but it is not without complaint. And they will almost assuredly try to get away without washing their hands the next … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
This is post that started it all and led to the creation of Greater Things Today. Discover 40 Things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of you life.
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.