Archives For eternity

Jul 30

Fulfilling Your Purpose

There isn't really any money in what I do "for a living", but I wake up looking forward to teaching the Word of God to disciples in our Oikos School of Ministry. I love preparing and planning my outlines or point-form notes of things I'm going to teach. The revelation discovery that comes both in the prep time and in the teaching itself when students show me something I never noticed and BAM -- it's totally a God thing I have to write down for later use. This kind of thing just gets my juices flowing. Whether [Continue reading...]
Let me begin today's post by sharing something that happened when I used to work at Subway on a main street in downtown Peterborough, Ontario during my gap year after high school.   At this particular franchise location, we would close off the dining area and lock the hallway door to the bathrooms at midnight.  From then until we closed at 2 am on weeknights, and 3 am on weekends, we would not permit customers to eat in the dining area, but we'd become a take-out only location.  This saved me [Continue reading...]
It looks like I'm not the only one having epiphanies about making disciples.  J. Lee Grady, the former editor of Charisma magazine and the director of The Mordecai Project, posted an article this week called Why Relational Discipleship Has Become My Priority.  It was fantastic.  To hear someone of his stature emphasize that he'd rather spend a few days with four or five key pastors in an area, rather than having a stadium full of people listening to him preach, is phenomenal and encouraging. I've [Continue reading...]
“Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. (Matthew 18:7-8, ESV) In this post I'm beginning to hash out some thoughts based out of a well known, but well misunderstood passage in Matthew 18.  Instead [Continue reading...]
Does hell really exist?  Of course it does, and that's not what we talk about today on the podcast, but rather who goes there and how to know if you're one of them and what to do about it. We post this rather urgent discussion about eternity and eternal matters, because in a current season when many people are talking about hell, it seems most are just watering it down or re-writing Scripture. So, that's why today on the podcast, Joel Crumpton shares his thoughts with Steve Bremner concerning [Continue reading...]
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16, ESV) Living in Peru, I tend not to necessarily be following the news in North America unless I do it intentionally through the internet.  I had been somewhat aware of the Casey Anthony trial, and my mom told me in a recent Skype conversation that many people were fixated on this trial just like the way people were during the OJ Simpson trial in 1995.  But [Continue reading...]