December 8, 2015
by Francisco Martinez
“Do they know what they sing?” exclaims my wife every time we witness an unbelieving musician singing a gospel-rich Christmas carol. How can there be no response to people singing such powerful words? Do they not know what they sing? Christmas carols are theologically rich and preach Christ. Yet, those who sing them on stage remain unsubmissive. Do they not know what they sing?
Every Starbucks we walk into and every church in the country will be playing gospel-rich carols. But, do we actually know what they say? When we sing and hum along, do we know what we sing?
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December 1, 2015
by Francisco Martinez
“The way to do a great deal is to keep on doing a little. The way to do nothing at all is to be continually resolving that you will do everything.” – Charles Spurgeon
We have been given everything that pertains to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). Many Christians today want to make the Bible relevant when it is already relevant. The word of God has something to say about everything. Where the Bible doesn’t address things explicitly or directly, it addresses implicitly and in principle. Also, God has graciously given us the Holy Spirit, who opens up the eyes of our heart to illuminate the path that the word of God has provided to keep our feet from stumbling.
Most certainly then, the Bible speaks about productivity. As Mr. Spurgeon notes in the quote above, the Bible says much about how to be faithful with little so we can do a great deal of work in our life. The proverbs give us wisdom on how we should work. In the New Testament, Jesus calls us to faithful stewardship over what we have been given and Paul challenges us to be excellent in our work (Colossians 3:23-24).
God is the only being in the universe who has accomplished everything on his to-do list. Being made in the image of God, man is drawn to a productive life but struggles to be productive because of sin. It is because of this that productivity gurus such as Peter Drucker, David Allen, Stephen Covey, and Tim Ferriss have the massive audiences that they do – productivity is critical and we need help. Continue Reading →
October 23, 2015
by Sharon Verougstraete