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Please Consider an “Unlike Jesus” Seminar – Part 4

Friends: As you know, my most recent book is Unlike Jesus! Let’s Stop Unfriending the World.  I’m convinced many of us believers meet only with other Christians, watch only Christian movies, and eat only Christian casseroles. We make lousy friends because we’re not sure we’re supposed to be a friend of sinners!

In the next few posts, I’m going to hammer pretty hard on this idea of being a friend of sinners — like Jesus was! I have one goal in mind — to get you (and me) much more serious about the unbelievers we know and to challenge us to develop deep, committed friendships with them.

Just so you know, I’ve developed three videos which cover the basics of my book and can be used in a Zoom kind of church study. I would gladly lead the discussion (live) after your church group watches each video. All we have to do is schedule the meetings.

We’ve looked at the first two videos. Let’s take a look at another short pitch I recorded for this series (it’s just over a minute and is about interruptions).

 

 

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Fate #2)

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2021 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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Please Consider an “Unlike Jesus” Seminar – Part 3

Friends: As you know, my most recent book is Unlike Jesus! Let’s Stop Unfriending the World.  I’m convinced many of us believers meet only with other Christians, watch only Christian movies, and eat only Christian casseroles. We make lousy friends because we’re not sure we’re supposed to be a friend of sinners!

In the next few posts, I’m going to hammer pretty hard on this idea of being a friend of sinners — like Jesus was! I have one goal in mind — to get you (and me) much more serious about the unbelievers we know and to challenge us to develop deep, committed friendships with them.

Just so you know, I’ve developed three videos which cover the basics of my book and can be used in a Zoom kind of church study. I would gladly lead the discussion (live) after your church group watches each video. All we have to do is schedule the meetings.

We’ve looked at that first video. Let’s take a look at our second video in this series (it’s 44 minutes long!).

 

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Big People Picture)

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2021 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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Please Consider an “Unlike Jesus” Seminar – Part 2

Friends: As you know, my most recent book is Unlike Jesus! Let’s Stop Unfriending the World.  I’m convinced many of us believers meet only with other Christians, watch only Christian movies, and eat only Christian casseroles. We make lousy friends because we’re not sure we’re supposed to be a friend of sinners!

In the next few posts, I’m going to hammer pretty hard on this idea of being a friend of sinners — like Jesus was! I have one goal in mind — to get you (and me) much more serious about the unbelievers we know and to challenge us to develop deep, committed friendships with them.

Just so you know, I’ve developed three videos which cover the basics of my book and can be used in a Zoom kind of church study. I would gladly lead the discussion (live) after your church group watches each video. All we have to do is schedule the meetings.

We’ve looked at that first video. My publisher suggested I produce an “elevator pitch” — what I would say to someone about my book if I had 3 minutes in an elevator. So I did. And I took less than a minute! Enjoy!

 

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Fate?)

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2021 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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Please Consider an “Unlike Jesus” Seminar – Part 1

Friends: As you know, my most recent book is Unlike Jesus! Let’s Stop Unfriending the World.  I’m convinced many of us believers meet only with other Christians, watch only Christian movies, and eat only Christian casseroles. We make lousy friends because we’re not sure we’re supposed to be a friend of sinners!

In the next few posts, I’m going to hammer pretty hard on this idea of being a friend of sinners — like Jesus was! I have one goal in mind — to get you (and me) much more serious about the unbelievers we know and to challenge us to develop deep, committed friendships with them.

Just so you know, I’ve developed three videos which cover the basics of my book and can be used in a Zoom kind of church study. I would gladly lead the discussion (live) after your church group watches each video. All we have to do is schedule the meetings.

In fact, here’s the first video in the series. Let me know what you think!

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2021 in evangelism

 

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“Iron Sharpens Iron” Conference – May 27-29, 2021

Friends: Linda and I are looking forward to this year’s “Iron Sharpens Iron” Conference at Emmaus Bible College. My wife will be presenting a workshop on mentoring younger women. I get to present two workshops: One will be on John Nelson Darby’s doctrine of the Holy Spirit (he was a key leader in the Plymouth Brethren movement).

My second topic will be on my little book Unlike Jesus: Let’s Stop Unfriending the World. Here’s the insert which will be given out in the session along with a copy of my book:

 

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Seven Critical Challenges for Living in This World (A Study of I Peter 2): R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

Some of you are aware that I’ve been engaged in a daily Bible reading program with my friend Frank in New Jersey for a couple of years or so. We choose a book of the Bible and read the same chapter each day for a week — then move on to the next chapter after that. Our procedure is quite simple and is explained here.

Well, I’ve started a small group of four men who are doing this kind of daily Bible reading and we’ve worked our way through Philippians and I Timothy, and are now going through I Peter. We drop each other a short email on Sunday about something we’ve learned in our reading together.

In reading through I Peter 2, I believe there are seven critical challenges that Peter gives us that are particularly relevant for us right now in our world. Here’s the seventh —

This seventh critical challenge involves the believer’s behavior towards others. We are to show “proper respect” to everyone. Sometimes that’s quite difficult to do, isn’t it? Notice, however, that it is “proper” respect. We are not to favor others because of their status or wealth or power.

And Peter gets very specific in breaking down the category of those to whom we should show proper respect. We are to: (1) love the family of believers; (2) to fear God; and (3) to honor the emperor. Love, fear, honor. Those are high qualities for the follower of Jesus.

Today’s Challenge: We’ve covered some very important commands in our look at I Peter 2. As you think about these seven, which one stands out as the one you most need to work on?

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2021 in I Peter 2

 

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Guilt)

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2021 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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