Times have changed. We are living in a new age of information and influence. To be effective in ministry in this present age, we must learn from the examples of those who were leading the church in an unchurched world. With this in mind, I'd like to share a few thoughts with you from Paul's … Continue reading Ministry in the Present Age
You are here. You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be at this time in your life. God created you and knew you would be at this stage of your spiritual development. He knows every challenge, failure, and victory that has shaped your confidence. He also knows the path you must take to arrive at the … Continue reading You are …
A lesson from Niger. While on the Mission to Niger last month, we saw thousands of young men walking the streets daily. To me, there was something familiar in the way they carried themselves. After meditating on this familiarity the Lord showed me what it was: swagger. You see, the young African men in Niger … Continue reading Swagger is genetic.
Another stage of the grieving is Bargaining. According to WebMD "This stage may involve persistent thoughts about what could have been done to prevent the loss. People can become preoccupied about ways that things could have been better. If this stage is not properly resolved, intense feelings of remorse or guilt may interfere with the … Continue reading I Just Got That Faith
In the last post, "How Much Can You Take?", we examined Acts 9:15-16. But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake.” … Continue reading Suffering and Encouragement
Saul was enemy number one for the early church. He consented to the death of Stephen, had Christians dragged from their homes and imprisoned, and asked the Jewish authorities in Jerusalem to give him warrants to arrest believers in Damascus. Along the road to Damascus, Saul had an encounter with the resurrected Jesus. After his … Continue reading How much can you take?
When it comes to sports, I'm loyal to my teams. Recently I had a conversation with a sales associate at a men's clothing store about professional football. In the course of the conversation he tried to get me to renounce my Dallas Cowboys and become a fan of his Atlanta Falcons. He wanted me to … Continue reading Wear the Jersey and Hat
Rule #1: The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.When it comes to our faith in God it's always good to start from the top. Before we get bogged down in all of the nuances of church life, traditions, or commands that honestly make authentic faith seem overwhelming, we should pause … Continue reading Two Commandments