I have outlined and worked on a few book ideas. I probably won’t get around to finishing any of them unless I win the lottery, or get fired and make my wife work full-time. But it’s fun to dream.
Here are the main ideas I have thought about. I have preached on them so I already have a basis of material.
A look at the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5 as the basis for evangelism. Instead of methods and charts, we need to produce godly fruit. I think that is the foundation of any and everything else we might do to try to teach people about Jesus. Without it, our efforts are empty.
God Bless America, and maybe those other Countries, too.
I have lots of things to say. As of now, it would be a 3 part study. Part one dealing with the idols that are prevalent in our Nation: abundance, instant gratification, nationalism, etc.
Part 2 would be based on Daniel and be a guide for how to live in a culture which is anti-God.
Part 3 would deal with the Christian’s relationship to Government. Maybe this should be three separate studies but they are definitely all related.
The Spirit of Marcion in the Churches of Christ
Marcion was an early heretic who ripped out the OT and some parts of the NT, because he believed the god of the OT was a lesser god and the God revealed in Jesus was the true Christian God. Sound familiar?
This one I have worked on the most and it is something I get excited about the most. The study would show how valuable the OT writings are for the NT Christian. It would look at reasons why we neglect those writings and then consider how Jesus, the Apostles, and the early church valued the OT writings.
What My Children Have Taught Me About God
I have written a few bulletin articles already and would like to develop the thought of God as Father and illustrations and implications from life as a parent. It would be a devotional book and a gift idea for new parents (hopefully).
So, now I want your input. Which of these should I focus on and why.
Let’s even create a poll just for fun!