Saturday Links

The Key to a Strong Marriage: Humble Repentance

Wherever your marriage is today, break up the ice by initiating humble repentance.

Five Church-Planting Dangers

  1. Planting a replica church
  2. Planting a reactionary church
  3. Planting a romantic church
  4. Planting a restorationist church
  5. Planting a reductionist church

The 5% Rule

If as church planters we would give 5% of our time – day after day – tending to the health and wellbeing of our personal lives and ministries, the preventive maintenance would pay huge dividends.

To Increase Productivity, Remember the “Two C’s”

As much as we love doing a lot of things for as many people as possible, that fact is that we only have enough time in a day to do three things. It's our job to identify our three critical tasks and balance them with the time people need to feel "taken care of."

My Top 12 Quotes from Tim Keller’s “Center Church”

Out of my 132 Kindle highlights, here are my top 12.

Seinfeld & Sermon Prep

If Seinfeld works this hard to writes jokes about nothing, shouldn’t I work harder to write sermons about the most important thing?

How to Preach the Gospel from Every Part of the Bible

It is not the preacher’s job to find creative and inventive ways of running from the text to the gospel … A more responsible approach simply seeks to understand the passage in its canonical flow and to treat it accordingly.

Gospel-Centered Application of the Word

Moralism leads to man-centered “rededication” as opposed to gospel-centered repentance and faith. One is driven on the performance of man; the other is driven upon the performance of Jesus. Just so that we can see the difference and highlight gospel-centered application, consider the following…

Spurgeon on the Plain Preaching of the Gospel

The gospel plainly preached will gain an audience, convert sinners, and build up and sustain a church.

Posted on January 12, 2013 and filed under Links.