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Archive for August 2009

Why do I need a study break?

August 31, 2009

While sitting in the Westfield service yesterday, I was struck by two other reasons for me to take a study break: 1) Leading a church like NL and preaching to many people every Sunday can be a heady experience. People actually sit and (act like they?) listen. I lead a staff that respects what I […]

Justing thinking…

August 31, 2009

by Gary DeMar, Aug 31, 2009 Before Jeff Foxworthy made a fortune telling redneck Jokes, Jerry Clower had developed his own brand of Southern humor. Born and raised in Liberty, Mississippi, Clower had a talent telling stories that went a long way to help him sell seed and fertilizer. Many of his comedic stories revolved […]

Westmoreland Campus $1 Car Wash

August 28, 2009

Give it a Rest

August 28, 2009

This blew me away at lifegroup the other night. Hacking through the 1st half of Acts 11. Peter returns to Jerusalem after the Gentile, Cornelius, has the Holy Spirit fall on him and gets baptized. He is immediately set upon by Jewish Christians for daring to mingle with a Gentile. So Peter recalls the whole […]

Stick it in your eye!

August 25, 2009

Recently, I was criticized for following people on Twitter that are unbelievers. I admit that some of the language they use is awful! One example of a tweet that showed up was, “She’s dying, the buff chick is gonna die. Damn the writers of this stupid program!!!.” Quite frankly I am flattered that I would […]

What do you do on your study break?

August 12, 2009

Great question. I get asked that every year during my annual study break in August. One lesson I learned from a mentor was to see the ministry as a marathon, not a 100 yard dash. For that reason, he has encouraged all of his mentees to take an annual study break. Why? 1) Worship Almost […]