Genuine Repentance by Jared C. Wilson
Here are 3 of the 12 signs we have a genuinely repentant heart:
1. We name our sin as sin and do not spin it or excuse it, and further, we demonstrate “godly sorrow,” which is to say, a grief chiefly about the sin itself, not just a grief about being caught or having to deal with the consequences of sin.
2. We actually confessed before we were caught or the circumstantial consequences of our sin caught up with us.
3. If found out, we confess immediately or very soon after and “come clean,” rather than having to have the full truth pulled from us. Real repentance is typically accompanied by transparency.
God Might Call You to Be Ignored by Aaron Armstrong
Aaron Armstrong shares an important truth many people overlook in Isaiah 6. Ministry isn’t easy–and God even may call you to be ignored!
7 Ways to Make a Good First Impression by Daniel Kosmala
First impressions are everything. They shape our relationships and too often we coast by without preparing ourselves in any way to make a positive imprint. Wikipedia says this, “research has shown that ‘in the first few milliseconds of our perceiving something, we not only unconsciously comprehend what it is, but decide whether we like it or not’. Did you catch that?
In the first few milliseconds, we perceive something and make a decision on how it makes us feel.
This short post quotes D.A. Carson on what he thinks can make evangelicalism destroy itself. Truly a “must read.”
The Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaf shares clear proof that Joel Osteen twists Scripture in a demonic way. Listen to the first 15 minutes of this broadcast to find out for yourself.
Do you ever wish you could attend a preaching seminar given by the Apostle Paul or the Apostle Peter? It would be life changing to sit at the feet of two men God used in amazing ways in the life and growth of the early church.
While we cannot travel back in time to meet with the Apostles, we can learn from their preaching documented in the book of Acts. The apostles’ preaching had certain traits that give us insight into what it means to preach the Word (2 Timothy 4:2) and preach Christ crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2).
Below are some observations about the apostles’ preaching. Some of these characteristics overlap in theme and highlight different aspects of the apostolic message, methods, or response received.
A little humor…related to my recent Judge Not post.
[image courtesy of deeashley on flickr]