Concentrating on Christ at Christmas

Christmas as it is celebrated today is badly in need of a radical reformation. What was at first a spontaneous expression of an innocent pleasure has been carried to inordinate excess.

Tozer on Tuning Pianos and Uniting Worshipers

A.W. Tozer explains a wondrous concept about tuning pianos and uniting worshipers: “Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred

Pursuing Tozer

A. W. Tozer was a pastor, theologian, and author that defied typical categories. His example is one to be studied for all those desirous to pursuing God.

Tozer on God’s Sovereignty and Man’s Responsibility

One of the most frequent questions I receive as a pastor is how to reconcile the apparent discrepancy between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility.  For those of us who like to keep theology in organized compartments, this issue can be one of great frustration. King Solomon puts it nicely into perspective: He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also,

The Knowledge of the Holy

When I was in college, I heard a preacher quote A. W. Tozer and my life had a dramatic change.  Here is the quote: What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us (1). At first, that statement seemed dramatic, but the longer I thought upon it, the more I agreed with

Don’t Make God Pay for Your Dad’s Mistakes

[The following is an article assigned for an upcoming LifeWay curriculum.  The assigned task: help people who have a bad situation with their father understand God as heavenly father.]

Some people do not like to hear a certain word in church.  The word is bothersome to some.  The concept is down right offensive to others.  Due to so many people’s pasts, calling God, “Father,” is the worst possible name to ascribe to him and it leaves many Christians unsure of how to view God the Father.

Let’s face it: we live in a fatherless world.  Deadbeat dads are the cancer of our society.  A majority of children are growing up in homes with fathers either physically or emotionally estranged from them.  So when a person with baggage from their earthly father enters into church settings where the Heavenly Father is talked about, you see why so many people struggle.

Pastor and theologian, A. W. Tozer stated that “What comes to your mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you.”  The implication of that statement can not be overstated.  Your perception of God has everything to do with how you live for him.

The problem is that many people view their Heavenly Father in the same way they view their earthly father.


Worship All Week Long

I have been reading a book on worship by A. W. Tozer lately and I came across a quote that really challenged me. He was talking about how consumer-oriented we tend to become concerning worship. If we like the songs or if the message really connected with us, we equate that with “good” worship. But worship is not an event.