Paul’s Ministry to Rome

Several years ago, my daughter, Hannah, was eating something—I believe it was some M&Ms—when she began to choke. My wife ran over to her, spun her around and began to perform the Heimlich Maneuver on her. It wasn't pretty at all—with Hannah's arms flailing around and everything, but it worked. That happened in our living room, right in front of a huge picture window. I sometimes wonder what that might have looked like to someone walking by in that moment. I wonder if they would have ... [Reading More]

Paul’s Third Journey

The sports world is filled with athletes who seemed to be on a path toward certain super-stardom only to have it all unravel in the blink of an eye. Sometimes it is because of an injury. Sometimes it is because of poor choices. Sometimes it is a mystery. One day they are on top of the sports world; the next day they are added to the list of "what might have beens." The same rapid descent can also be found in the business world, political world, and pretty much every other area of ... [Reading More]

What do Americans really believe about God?

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In 2014, LifeWay Research and Ligonier Ministries partnered to learn what Americans really believe in seven key doctrinal areas—and the resulting study paints a sobering picture about the state of American theology. Today we're releasing a new, free eBook, The State of American Theology: Knowing the Truth, Loving the Church, Reaching Our Neighbors, collecting the research and thoughtful essay responses from renowned theologians including R. C. Sproul, Ed Stetzer John Piper, Alistair Begg, ... [Reading More]

Paul Preached in Europe

A while ago, I purchased a used wooden swing set and fort. It seemed to be in decent condition, although I knew I wanted to play around some with the design of the fort. My brother-in-law and a friend helped me take the equipment down, load it up on a trailer, haul it to my house, and then set-up the swing set. And do you know the first thing I did? I plopped down on the swing and swung. (Or would that be swang?) Yup, before my kids even had a chance, I hopped on that swing and took it for a ... [Reading More]

Family Bible Reading Plans

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Starting in September, The Gospel Project takes kids, students, and adults to Genesis to begin a three-year journey through the metanarrative of the Bible. That means that each week for three full years, churches who use The Gospel Project will provide their families with the opportunity to study through every section and most books of the Bible to see how it all points to Christ. This also gives you the perfect opportunity to begin a family Bible reading plan to either add to your family (or ... [Reading More]

Paul’s Second Journey

My father's job took my family to Germany when I was about 10 years old. We lived in southern Germany for nearly six years and I loved that experience. I loved the German history, culture, and food. Especially the food. But not at first. Shortly after we moved to Germany, my parents wanted to go out to dinner one night but my older brother and I balked at the idea. Normally, that wouldn't go far at all and we would have been told to climb into the car because we were going, like it or not. ... [Reading More]

New for Kids this Fall: Missions

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The Gospel Project for Kids is designed to guide kids through three steps: Learn how the Bible is one big story of the gospel. Orient their hearts into a posture of love, gratitude, and faithfulness to God because of the gospel. Join in on God's mission to bring Him glory and make Him known to others. A key way we seek to accomplish that crucial third step is through the missions and missional living emphases in both the Bible study and worship times. In the new cycle of The Gospel ... [Reading More]

Paul’s First Journey

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After Paul's conversion (Acts 9), he went to Arabia for a time, returned to Damascus, and after three years went to Jerusalem for the first time as a follower of Jesus to visit with Peter. (Galatians 1:17-18) During this time, Luke shifts his attention back to Peter in the Book of Acts, most notably recording his involvement with the first Gentile converts. (Acts 10) Luke also shares about the execution of James, the brother of John in this section. (Acts 12) Then chapter 13 opens with what ... [Reading More]

Gospel Project for Kids Facebook Page

The Gospel Project for Kids team has launched a new Facebook page which we hope will quickly become an online community for kids ministry leaders, teachers, parents, and anyone else who loves The Gospel Project for Kids. One thing that we have noticed is that kids leaders LOVE to share their ideas with others and to seek great ideas from other leaders as well. We anticipate leaders sharing ideas about how to make the activities better, use completely different activities, decorate large group ... [Reading More]

Paul’s Conversion

When we moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, last year we bought a newly-built home and new sod was installed just a few days before we moved in. Soon after, the cold weather hit and our new sod, and everyone else's grass, went dormant. This spring, everything began to bloom and turn green in central Tennessee…except for our lawn. Well, that isn't quite the case. The green weeds in our yard seem to be having no trouble growing. It's just my grass that is being bashful. I can see the grass ... [Reading More]