If there is one asset we need on a daily basis, it is wisdom. Throughout Scripture, and particularly in Proverbs, God makes His wisdom available to us.
For many years, I’ve enjoyed reading a chapter from Proverbs each day, reading through the entire book every month. In A Word to the Wise: Practical Advice from the Book of Proverbs I’ve written a devotional reading from the book of Proverbs for every day of the year. I’ve also included cross-references from many other portions of Scripture as well as a Bible reading schedule at the bottom of each page that will lead you through the entire Bible in one year.
The emphasis in these devotions is on application, and each reading concludes with a distilled truth that you can apply immediately to your life. (For examples, you can see dailyintheword.org/today.)
The text for each day’s reading actually corresponds to the chapter in Proverbs that matches the day of the month. (For instance, the devotion for January 1 comes from Proverbs 1, the devotion for July 16 comes from Proverbs 16, etc.) (more…)
Striving Together has recently published quite a few new resources. But there are two in particular that I want to ask you to consider.
The first is a free resource: America Tomorrow. You can hear the entire material taught and download the companion book here.
The second is my newest book The Road Ahead. I believe this book will help us as biblical Baptists to address issues that are being discussed whether we address them or not, and then to rightly respond to those issues.
In this week’s Growth Points video, I share more information about both of these resources and why I believe they will be a help to you and to your ministry.
(If you cannot see this video in your RSS reader or email, you can watch it here.)
As we begin Spiritual Leadership Conference, I’m praying that God will bring about true revival in our hearts—that the spiritual leadership in our churches will reach a new dimension by the grace of God.
If you are unable to attend this year’s conference, I hope the live streaming will be a blessing to you. We will be streaming all of the evening services and the daytime sessions taking place in the main auditorium.
The live stream is available at lbclive.tv. Below is a schedule of the services. (All times given are Pacific Time.) (more…)
The “progressive” America taking shape around us is digressing in almost every way.
Morally, politically, financially, socially, and spiritually, we long ago untied our beliefs and practices from our early faith and values.
To say that our nation is speeding down a slippery slope is not an understatement. It would be more accurate to say that we are careening toward a frightening cliff. Short of the intervention of revival, the future I see is deeply concerning.
We have been complaining of this decline for several decades, but what are we doing to change it? What can we do to change it? (more…)