It seems that everywhere I go I get asked similar questions:
How do you organize your life?
How do you plan your time?
How do you determine your priorities?
These are excellent questions—questions, in fact, to which I’ve sought answers for years.
After writing the book Stewarding Life two years ago, I began looking to develop a personal resource that would serve as a tool to put life stewardship principles into practice on a daily basis. The result was the Stewarding Life Planner. (more…)
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.)
Over the past several months, I’ve been writinga book for independent Baptist pastors and leaders—The Road Ahead.
This book shares personal midcourse adjustments the Lord has worked in my spirit and ministry philosophy. Particularly, it addresses the needs I see in independent Baptist leaders and churches to look to Jesus and serve with authenticity.
As I travel, I’ve met hundreds of Bible-believing pastors who love God, are faithful to their families, and have a pulpit ministry that is grace-based and Bible-centered. Some of these men have shared with me their concerns about the testimony of Christ and the future of biblical Baptist churches.
As with other institutions, and even other denominations, we serve in a day when the actions and reactions of a few have been broad-brushed over all of us. In these times, it is more vital than ever that we understand our biblical position and allow the Holy Spirit to thoroughly search our lives for imbalances in ministry.
Packaging these thoughts into book form with written steps of action has been a challenge. In fact, I haven’t written a book with more prayer…or a greater passion to clearly communicate. (more…)