Please pray for these ministry opportunities in April and May.
- Trinity Baptist Church
- Grace Community Bible Church
- Carolina Baptist Association
1st Annual Church Revitalization Conference
Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute
- Fruitland Baptist Church
- Temple Baptist Church
- Resurrected Reformed Baptist Church
Atheist Michael Newdow recently argued before the Supreme Court to remove the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Don wrote a piece on Newdow's efforts two years ago. You may find it timely reading (or to use as a bulletin insert) now. To read it, click here.
Sample Chapters from|
Books by Don
Why I Am A
from Why I Am A
Do You Thirst
from Ten Questions to Diagnose Your
from Spiritual Disciplines for the
Why Join a
from Spiritual Disciplines Within the
from How Can I Be Sure I'm A
Know someone who would like to receive this ezine?
Try forwarding it, or see the simple directions at
the bottom of this page. Received this email from a friend? Click HERE to
What's New on the Web Site? |
News from Don's Ministry|
The Center for Biblical Spirituality
In addition to his work as professor of spiritual formation at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Don also ministers through church and conference speaking, writing, and his website. He has recently pulled together these parts of his individual ministry under a ministry incorporated as The Center for Biblical Spirituality. This non-profit, tax-exempt status provides opportunities for expansion of Don's ministry as the Lord directs and provides. Although the content will remain the same, you should notice the name of the website changing soon from www.SpiritualDisciplines.org to www.BiblicalSpirituality.org. Please pray for the ministry of The Center for Biblical Spirituality.
Bulletin Insert about The Passion
The bulletin insert, Ten Questions to Ask About the Passion of the Christ, has quickly become the most popular piece ever published on Don's website. With Palm Sunday and Easter upon us, and with interest in The Passion of the Christ movie renewing as a result, some are reprinting the insert for outreach opportunities provided by these events. If you or your church can use this free resource, click here.
Featuring Don's New Book|
Below are two of the ninety chapters
Simplify Your Spiritual
with Discussion Guide
Take Up Your Cross Daily and Follow Jesus
During the Protestant Reformation of the 1500s, Martin Luther articulated a timeless distinction between two approaches to knowing God. He labeled one a "theology of glory," and applied it to those who believe they can attain to a glorious knowledge of God by human goodness, religious effort, mystical experiences, or the wisdom of human reason. According to this view, God manifests Himself most often through blessings, victory, success, miracles, power, and other exhilarating experiences of "glory."
By contrast, Luther argued that the biblical way to know God goes through a "theology of the cross." God has "hidden" Himself where human wisdom would not expect to find Him, that is, in the lowliness and suffering of the man Jesus Christ, and especially in His humiliating death on a Roman cross. As Luther put it, "true theology and recognition of God are in the crucified Christ."
Click HERE to
finish reading this article.
Prepare for Evangelism with a Simple Outline
Many Christians think they cannot adequately share the gospel unless they've had formal training in evangelism. I'm for evangelism training, but training is not necessary before you can tell someone about Jesus and give your own testimony about how you came to know Him.
In John 9 we read of a man born blind who, within an hour after his conversion, is witnessing to Ph.D.'s in religion (the Pharisees). Obviously, he'd had no evangelism training, but he was able to talk about Jesus and his own conversion. As Martyn Lloyd-Jones used to say, after being saved and after hearing countless presentations of the gospel in sermons, if Christians still believe they cannot evangelize without massive amounts of training, then either they've heard very poor preaching or they've been very poor listeners.
However, it does boost one's confidence in sharing the gospel to know a general outline of what to say and to have some appropriate verses of Scripture committed to memory.
Click HERE to
finish reading this article.
Evangelism is Exhilarating
Only the sheer rapture of being lost in the worship of God is as exhilarating and intoxicating as telling someone about Jesus Christ.
[Taken from page 99 of Don's book, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Find out more about this book here.]
order by phone: