How do you handle the demands of life? Jesus shows us how.
““No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”Matthew 6:24 NKJV This week in the message Turning the Tables Part 2 I talked about our financial priorities. One … Continue reading God and Riches
Thanks for reading these posts from Hosea 4. If you've missed any of them, please refer to previous posts. As we continue in this passage in Hosea, God is still speaking to the spiritual leaders of his people and reveals he's rejecting those leaders because they stopped following God. “My people are destroyed for lack … Continue reading Keep learning to follow.
Recently, our church held a Clergy Appreciation Service and personally, it marked eight years for me as a pastor. Eight years! That got me thinking. So, I've "Googled" average pastor tenure and several sites say the average is three to four years. Think about that. On average, in less than five years, the pastor and … Continue reading The Heart to Lead
The world is in danger and needs a hero. There is a person or group who wants to rule the world. So someone is on a quest to find the chosen one or an unlikely hero emerges on the scene. The hero is trained, empowered, or equipped to perform a task against all odds to stop … Continue reading We’re all heroes
As Christians, we have a mission to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, reconciling the world to God. (Matthew 28:19-20, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21). But did you know the world has a mission too? When I speak of the world’s mission, I'm speaking of the system of beliefs, ways of living, motivations and … Continue reading The World’s Mission
"Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. For My own sake, for My own sake, I will do it; For how should My name be profaned? And I will not give My glory to another." (Isaiah 48:10-11 NKJV) Here are some truths I believe … Continue reading Carrying His Name
"So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom." Psalm 90:12 What's the best way for you to spend your time in 2015? When Moses wrote Psalm 90 his appeal to God was "teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." As we experience … Continue reading Numbering Our Days
Let's face it, we all have some un-evangelized places in our minds. I know I do. These are the places where negativity, doubt, and the subtle thoughts that lead to sin reside. How we deal with these thoughts is vitally important because whoever controls the mind, wins the spiritual battle. As Paul talks about spiritual … Continue reading Battle of the Mind