“Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”” (Mark 1:16–17, ESV) A good number of years ago, Pastor Rick Warren wrote The Purpose Driven Life. It was one of the best selling books of all time. People connected with this book because they wanted their lives to matter. They wanted to know they were here for a reason. Indeed, God created you for a purpose. You are here for a reason. God does not make mistakes. But consider … [Read More...]
We are a week into 2019. I hope you have joined me on the 2019 New Testament Bible Reading Plan (or a Bible reading plan of your choosing). If not, there is still time to join. There are no readings on the weekends, so you can use those days to catch up. A few readers emailed me to ask about how the New Testament Reading plan was developed. So I wrote this post to share my thinking behind this plan. I know many people struggle with the discipline of daily Bible reading. After discussing the challenges with some of our church members, there was a consistent theme that I recognized. In the past, … [Read More...]
Happy New Year! A new year is upon us. It is the opportunity to make a new beginning. Do you have a Bible Reading plan for 2019? If not, I’ve got one for you. Join me in reading through the New Testament in 2019. This plan will have you read one chapter of the New Testament each weekday. There are no readings on Saturday and Sundays. You can use the weekend to catch up or reflect upon the readings from the week. There is nothing you can do that will help you connect with God and grow as a disciple of Jesus than to read the Bible for yourself. Keep in mind that the goal is not to read the … [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.