The Daily Fill (02/25/16)

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Quote of the Day

“The Bibl grows more beautiful, as we grow in our understanding of it.”

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


Worth Reading

Is Worship an Emotional Experience – Or Does It Reveal Our Theology of God?

“Can we truly worship God apart from our emotions? The debate over what “worship” in churches should and should not be like confronts us with the idea of whether it is possible to be divorced from our emotions and truly worship.”

Are Our Hymns Too Warlike?

“Brian McLaren, the liberal ’emergent’ evangelical activist, reemerged last week to announce that he is re-writing the hymn ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers.’ The hymn is too warlike, he writes, as is much of evangelical hymnody in his view. Our hymnody should be, he writes, ‘refocusing on the teaching of Jesus about peacemaking,” steering clear of warlike imagery. He’s wrong.'”

The Spiritual Disease Ravaging Our World

“‘Even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these,’ Jesus said as He recalled the beauty of a common lily (Luke 12:27). And I suspect that even Solomon in all his splendor could not have imagined the sheer affluence that you and I enjoy today.”

7 Ways to Do a BAD Word Study

“My guess is, you’ve encountered some sort of word study in the last couple of months: a Bible study, a sermon, a commentary, a quip about agape love or a defense of a biblical viewpoint you’re not sure of. But sometimes it’s hard to wade through the muck and know when you’re being short-changed.”

Preaching and Word Studies

“These things tend to go in cycles.  For preachers trained in one era, preaching almost amounted to communicating the fruit of word studies.  Some years later and there is almost no evidence of skill in this area.  Let’s ponder some issues of methodology and implementation.”


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About Peter van Brussel

Peter is the Director of For His Glory Prison Ministry. Peter holds a BA in Pastoral Studies from Southwestern College, a MA in Theological Studies, and a M.Div. from Liberty University. Peter is married to Niki, and has two children. He has been saved by grace and seeks to share the Gospel with those who have been forgotten.
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