Headlines and End Times [Podcast]

2 Thessalonians 2-3

Seeing the devastation in the world and the political tensions in the Middle-East tempts many people into thinking the end of the world is near.

However, the Bible gives us a clear explanation of prophecy and (most importantly) its application for our lives: change idleness to productivity while we patiently wait for the coming of Christ.

The Pure Life [Podcast]

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

Sexual preference is popular way to imply there is no standard of truth.

When 71% of adults under age 50 believe that sex between adults in a committed relationship is okay, and when as many as a third of married individ­uals have had an affair, we desperately need a reminder of God’s purposes for our sexuality. The book of 1 Thessalonians reminds us that our standards of purity reflect God’s character, not man’s preferences.

Sample Book Chapters with Kindle for the Web

Technology is pretty cool. Amazon has come up with Kindle for the Web that allows you to read sample chapters of Kindle books.

Below is a sample from my book, Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus. Notice that you can “Share” the chapter on FaceBook or Twitter.

If you don’t have a Kindle but still want to read mobile, you can read the Kindle edition on iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, PC and Mac.

Some Good News About You [Podcast]

Colossians 2:8-15

For the believer in Jesus, God has good news about you.

You are completely accepted by God, so you need look no further for your self-identity. God has disarmed your enemies; the devil and his legions are a defeated foe, firing only blanks. Your complete forgiveness through Jesus remains the sole motivation to walk with Christ. You have a simply incredible identity.

The Church Awakening and the 12 Lies DVD

I spent most of last year with the privilege of editing a fine book by Chuck Swindoll, released just last month, The Church Awakening: An Urgent Call for Renewal. The book contains all that we’ve come to love and appreciate about Chuck’s writing—humor, biblical accuracy, practical insights, grace, and balance.

The Church Awakening

In a nutshell, the book looks at how the 21st-century church has drifted away from biblical beliefs and essential truths has produced many local congregations and leadership devoted to entertaining the flock rather than to feeding them.

By examining how God’s Word defines the church’s priorities, Chuck takes us beyond a mere analysis of today’s church to the needed encouragement of how leaders and congregations can play a part in returning to God’s design.

Full of great illustrations, humorous stories, and practical Bible teaching, The Church Awakening is a must-read for pastors and church leaders—as well as any serious-thinking Christian. The chapter on worship alone is worth the price of the book. I am confident you’ll enjoy it!

You can pick up a copy from Amazon or from Insight for Living.

Check out the video below.

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I also had the privilege to participate in a brand new documentary project called “The 12 Biggest Lies.” The documentary is extremely well produced and features interviews from “leading minds such as Ravi Zacharias, Alex Jones, Kerby Anderson, and many more!” (I’m part of the “many more” group.) You can see all the contributors here.
What’s it about? The documentary sheds light on 12 common misconceptions:
1. There is no such thing as truth.
2. People are inherently good.
3. No one should be offended.
4. Men and women are equal.
5. A fetus isn’t human.
6. The world is overpopulated.
7. Americans are greedy and self-centered.
8. Islam is a religion of peace.
9. The Jews stole Jerusalem.
10. The earth is billions of years old.
11. There is no God.
12. Jesus was just a good man.
By the way, I don’t make a dime off this project or from my endorsement of it. It was just a privilege to contribute.
You can watch the trailer below and order the DVD from Amazon or from the Cloud Ten Web site.

Only the Summit Will Do [Podcast]

Philippians 3:1-16

While the culture shows off its credentials and portfolios, the fact is it all amounts to dung.

Self-made confidence can’t compare to the surpassing value of knowing God through Jesus. Knowing Him in faith and growing in faithfulness allows no opportunity for stagnation. Leaving behind all the success of yesterday, we press on for the summit.