The Isaiah 40 Response

I remember hearing one minister who preached twice and taught a class every Sunday morning talk about how tired he was Sunday afternoons.  He said he usually didn’t even feel like eating Sunday dinner, and joked that his wife would spoon food the baby, then a bite for Dad, then the baby, then Dad.  What… Continue reading The Isaiah 40 Response

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Lukewarm, neither Hot nor Cold…

“This church is just half-hearted--no enthusiasm. They’re lukewarm like the church at Laodicea.” But what did lukewarm mean? The verse says hot is good, cold is good, lukewarm is very bad. We tend to see lukewarm as meaning not particularly excited about or committed to the faith; hot as being “on fire for the Lord”;… Continue reading Lukewarm, neither Hot nor Cold…