Christians are flawed. They do not have all the answers. They are susceptible to pain, suffering, anxiety and fear. They lose their way sometimes and bad things can happen to them. The follower of Christ gets scars and bruises like other people do and will die just like everyone else. A Christian is not someone whose life is all put together. Just a Vessel A … Continue reading Treasure In Earthen Vessels
“Blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” Think about what makes you blessed. Are you happy if you have your basic necessities met or does it take much more than that? For some, happiness is wrapped up in possessions and success. For others, only the right relationships will do the trick. And though we know these to be a … Continue reading Faith Makes You Truly Blessed
The Bible makes no real distinction between a Christian and a disciple maker. And even though much of our population still claims to be Christian, disciple makers are rare. Modern Christianity has indoctrinated many to see disciple making as an option rather than the way that Jesus taught us. Jesus Was a Disciple Maker Jesus taught with His life. That was the culture. To teach … Continue reading Jesus Was A Disciple Maker, What About You?
You hear of wars and the rumors of wars daily, but these things must come to pass. And should greater calamity come, and it eventually will, we will trust Jesus. Continue reading Do Not Be Motionless From Fear
Next Wednesday, July 19, marks 14 years of marriage for me and my bride. Like every marriage since the beginning of time, we’ve had our ups and downs, joys and sorrows, losses and wins. We’ve learned hard lessons along the way about love, forgiveness, patience, sacrifice and humility. And although I know full well that I am NOT the pinnacle of all marital knowledge, I’d … Continue reading 7 Lessons in 14 Years of Marriage
The beautiful thing is that our two gospel works in our very different stages of life and growth can mutually benefit, even thousands of miles apart. Continue reading Bath Across The Pond
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. Continue reading Sharing The Gospel in a Smart Phone World
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, “What is God”, but rather, “Who is God?” Both, though … Continue reading Some Ask “What is God?”and some, “Who is God?” Does it Matter?
“He who goes out weeping” Beloved brother or sister in Christ, to live in light of eternity means to live every day with an awareness that you will one day reap unspeakable joy. One day you shall see the face of Christ and 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 sadness … Continue reading Keep Going Out and Keep Sowing; Tears and All
I vividly remember my first church planter conference. I was young, naïve, and filled with zeal for God’s church. The message presented at the training was clear—you are given the task of making disciples not simply growing the next great church. The bulls-eye for the success of the church, we were told, is to make disciples. This seemed clear enough to me. The answer to … Continue reading Small Groups Are Good But They’re Not Enough