Wednesday, February 27, 2019

I have loved worship music since I was a little kid.  I remember that one Christmas my dad bought my mom and large stereo-system and from the time it was set up it was rarely turned off.  Contemporary Christian music would fill our house from sun-up to sun-down.  I gre...

Thursday, February 14, 2019

You don't have to go far to see this leadership pitfall play out. 

The pitfall of subtle undermining is a trap that many leaders fall into. Those who aspire to be Godly leaders must recognize when this rears its head and do everything possible to weed it out.

A fascinati...

Sunday, January 20, 2019

In my Bible reading I was brought to Psalm 77. The Psalm was timely for where I find myself in life right now.

The Psalm starts with the writer crying out to God. It is clear from the language that he is wrestling with what has transpired in his life.

      "Yo...

Sunday, October 28, 2018

The church in Corinth was anything but boring!

And this fledgling group of Christ-followers were learning what it meant to follow Jesus and live a new life in the midst of a culture that was counter to everything they stood for.

The Apostle Paul founded the church at Cor...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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More than once, the Apostle Paul told the audience of his letters to "imitate him."  

The first time this happens is in 1 Corinthians 4:16 when Paul writes, "I urge you, then, be imitators of me."  Later in the same letter Paul gives a similar charge:  "Be i...

Monday, October 15, 2018

I read a book a number of years back by Edward Welch called When People Are Big and God Is Small.  The book was a timely reminder of our human tendency to want to please people which results in co-dependency, the fear of man, and causes us to give in to peer pressure....

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Every leader wants to see their dreams and visions come to life.

But what happens when God wants to accomplish your vision through someone else?

This was the situation that King David found himself in.  David had a burning desire to build a temple in Jerusalem as a dwell...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Have you ever heard a message about being all in as a follower of Jesus?  Or have you ever been the person actually giving the message about being all in?

I can answer yes to both!

In fact, in regards to the second question, I can say yes as of last week.

I...

Sunday, July 15, 2018

On an initial reading of the Gospel of John it seems as though John could have ended his Gospel with chapter 20.  However, the Gospel ends with chapter 21 which serves as a unique epilogue.

In many ways, the chapter exonerates Peter and demonstrates...

Friday, June 29, 2018

It is important that if any gift is exercised and used in the church that there be a theological understanding of the gift.  A proper theological understanding will lead to a ministry philosophy for the gift and this will then lead to the contextualization of that gift...

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