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Good Words for Today: August 31

August 31, 2014

“In the final analysis there are no great preachers. There’s only a great Christ who does startling things when we place ourselves and our preaching in his hands.” Haddon Robinson

Good Words for Today: August 30

August 30, 2014

“Souls are perishing. Sailor, wilt thou sleep when the wreck is out at sea, and the lifeboat is waiting for hands to man it?” Charles Spurgeon

Good Words for Today: August 29

August 29, 2014

“We can always be thankful that a thing is not worse. If it were worse, it would be no more than our sins make us deserve.” John Broadus

Good Words for Today: August 28

August 28, 2014

“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Good Words for Today: August 27

August 27, 2014

“Where in the Bible did God ever give anyone an easy job to do?” Perry Noble

Good Words for Today: August 26

August 26, 2014

Lord Jesus, forgive us for misguided ambition, small dreams, and selfish plans. Grant us steady hands and stout hearts to follow you even though the road you take always leads to a cross. Amen.

New Video: “Cannon Beach Q&A”

August 25, 2014

  Chris Jacobsen and I answer questions submitted by the audience at Cannon Beach Conference Center, Cannon Beach, OR, on Friday, August 8, 2014. We discussed Bible translations, how to pray for the prodigals in your life, how the church should respond to cultural challenges to marriage, and what books we recommend for people with […]

Good Words for Today: August 25

August 25, 2014

Time is the brush with which God paints his story on the canvas of human history. Eternity is the perspective from which we view the painting.” Ravi Zacharias

Jerry Seinfeld’s Good Idea

August 24, 2014

I’ve never met Jerry Seinfeld. But he gave me a good idea nonetheless. It happened like this. A little over a year ago I heard a radio interview with a comedian who said that when he was just starting out, he met Jerry Seinfeld backstage one day and asked him how to make it as […]

Good Words for Today: August 24

August 24, 2014

“No man is too big for God.” S. Lewis Johnson

Good Words for Today: August 23

August 23, 2014

“No one is so empty as the man who has stopped walking with God and doesn’t know it.” Jerry White

Good Words for Today: August 22

August 22, 2014

A little boy sat through a Sunday School class and learned about the time Jesus went to a wedding and turned water into wine. “And what did you learn from that story?” asked his father. The boy thought for a moment and answered, “If you’re having a wedding, make sure Jesus is there.” That’s good […]

Good Words for Today: August 21

August 21, 2014

Remember that two letter word that starts with N and ends with O. It can get you out of trouble and save you from enormous heartache.

How Sally Meet Jesus

August 20, 2014

Dear Praying Friends, Will you “walk across the room”? Recently we met some friends who told us that during a Sunday School class, they were challenged to “walk across the room,” which meant taking a chance to share Jesus with others. Here’s what happened next: Shortly afterwards, my husband looked out the window of our […]

Good Words for Today: August 20

August 20, 2014

The next time you are feeling a little puffed up about all the great things you have done, and you are about to break your arm patting yourself on the back, remember the turtle on the fence post. You didn’t crawl to the top by yourself. Somebody had to put you there.

Good Words for Today: August 19

August 19, 2014

If we are rich and successful, if we are famous and blessed with worldly acclaim, if we are regarded as the best and the brightest, if we are quoted and feted and praised by all men, it will all count for nothing if we fail to pass the baton of faith along to the next […]

How Many Will Be Saved?

August 18, 2014

  Here’s the video of How Many Will Be Saved?, the message I preached yesterday at the First Baptist Church of Dallas.

Good Words for Today: August 18

August 18, 2014

“Collapse in the Christian life is seldom a blowout. It is usually a slow leak.” Paul Little

Good Words for Today: August 17

August 17, 2014

“Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the strife will not be long; this day the noise of battle, the next the victor’s song.” George Duffield

Good Words for Today: August 16

August 16, 2014

“O Lord, change the world. Begin, I pray thee, with me.” Chinese prayer

Good Words for Today: August 15

August 15, 2014

In 1839 two men from the London Missionary Society landed in the New Hebrides, a chain of eighty islands in the South Pacific. Those two missionaries were killed and eaten by cannibals in November of that year. Eventually other missionaries came and the gospel began to take root on some of the islands. Nineteen years […]

Good Words for Today: August 14

August 14, 2014

“When we take sides with God, God takes sides with us.” R. W. Dale

Good Words for Today: August 13

August 13, 2014

Let it be said of all of us that we only did what had to be done. That we did not go looking for trouble, but when forced to make a choice, we chose to obey God rather than man.

Good Words for Today: August 12

August 12, 2014

“I heard the voice of Jesus say, ‘Come unto Me and rest; Lay down, thou weary one, lay down Thy head upon My breast.’ I came to Jesus as I was, weary and worn and sad; I found in Him a resting place, and He has made me glad.” Horatius Bonar, 1846

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