Ever walked right up to a stranger with the intention of sharing the good new of Jesus with them? Any number of crazy and exciting things can happen when you choose this approach to evangelism.
A couple of years ago I started using a new Catechism by Tim Keller. The purpose was to grow deeper in my relationship with God, as well as to help a friend do the same. When we got to question 2, which asked, "What is God?", it struck me that most people do not ask, … Continue reading Some Ask “What is God?”and some, “Who is God?” Does it Matter?
"He who goes out weeping" To live in light of eternity means to live every day with an awareness that you will one day reap unspeakable joy when you see the face of Christ. The joy in that moment will outweigh every sorrow of today. This constant, because-you-know-you-must, because-if-you-quit-today-things-will-fall-apart, kind of tearful sowing, and the … Continue reading Keep Going Out and Keep Sowing; Tears and All
On October 20th we brought a three and a half year old girl into our family to be our daughter. The adoption of this sweet little one is more than the fulfillment of a dream. It's a calling. To be more precise, it's our calling. It's something birthed out of conviction and love. God has … Continue reading Adoption is Commitment to Never Leave and Always Love No Matter What
As I consider the varying opinions of my Christian friends this election season, I feel the need to address the issue of integrity and compromise. This is a call to consider our own hearts as we decide whose name we will endorse for Commander in Chief. It’s About Integrity As Christians we have a duty … Continue reading Concern For This Nation Should Not Lead You to Compromise
I'm sure you've heard the debate once or twice from some hyped up Christian on the "work out your own salvation" passage in Philippians 2. Well, here's the passage again - but with no debate - just simple application for your life today. Philippians 2:12-16 "Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, … Continue reading “Working Out” is a Must!
For many pastors and church leaders there is a tension between evangelism and discipleship. This blog post addresses the tension ministry leaders face. Source: Are You An Evangelism or Discipleship Church?
The house is under contract, there are packing boxes everywhere, the moving truck is booked and it's all coming together now. I'm planting a Church; New City Church in Bath, Maine, to be exact. My family, together as a team, is planting a Church and we see God's fingerprints all over it. This does not … Continue reading Church Planting: A Shaping Matter
“What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should be patient?” (Job 6:11) Show me a person who loves waiting and I’ll give you a million bucks. I don’t think you can. Whether you love it or hate it, it is part of the journey we’re on. But … Continue reading If You Love Waiting Raise Your Hand
Many Christians still do not know what the Great Commission is. Is this okay? Can the Church grow if we are not going in His name and doing as He says? Episode #6 is up and ready for your listening! http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/the-great-commission_87631