Gospel


Don’t Fail

I bought a kindle book yesterday and decided I wanted to read it on my computer.  So I clicked the kindle app and I got a true and useless message. FAIL. this version of the kindle application has expired and can no longer be used. Please update to a newer version. Marvelous.  Clearly I have a problem. What do I do about that? Update. Ok. How do I do that? OK Ok. I’m a computer literate guy and found the Kindle Download page almost as fast as my browser would load. But what if I couldn’t find it on my own? What if I were like some of the people my friend in IT helps out? That message is true. But it’s a fail nonetheless. As one frustrated user put it:”First, they pop up a warning that the program is about to expire. No mention of when that will happen; no advice about how to deal with it; no link for downloading a new version. Then, after it has actually expired, they pop another equally unhelpful message, and the program refuses to load.” In other words the problem is that I know there’s a problem, but I don’t know where to go to solve it. I think about this when I’m driving down the […]

this version of the kindle application has expired and can no longer be used. Please update to a newer version.

I’ve been saying it over and over. But it sure is nice to hear someone else say it. The reason the good news is good, is that without it the news is very very bad.

If we want to share Christ effectively, we must give the Bad News before we give the Good News. It is the Bad News about sin and judgment that makes the Good News of Jesus so powerful.

Here’s the context.Lutzer Bad News Before the Good News

via What’s Wrong with the American Church.


Luke 1:1-4 Foundation of the Faith – So That You May Know

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series The Gospel of Luke

This morning we are beginning a fresh study in the Gospel of Luke.  It has long been my desire to study our Lord Jesus’ life and only now has God’s leading taken me in this direction, and I am excited.  I’ve been steeping myself increasingly in the third gospel with pleasure, allowing it’s words and accounts to wash over me in its ebb and flow.  This morning I invite you into a fantastic faith building journey through the gospel of Luke. Begin at the Beginning Let’s begin with the first four verses of Luke, which in some respects is nothing more than an introduction but it also serves as an important statement of purpose. Imagine receiving a scroll of some considerable length, fortunately it’s all rolled up so you begin by unraveling the first few inches just to see what’s in it.  In fact you would be hoping that you’ll be able to figure it out in the first few inches or else it becomes a massive undertaking to unroll and re-roll the scroll to peruse the whole thing just to figure out what it was about. Not many would pick up a featureless book and read through several chapters to figure out its purpose.  Fortunately for us, books have […]