Pass The Plate or Box In The Back

I don’t care if it’s Joel Osteen’s mega church or the 20 member church in the country, without money the lights in the church don’t stay on and the bills don’t get paid. Far more importantly, without some sort of funding coming in there is absolutely no way a local church can sustain ministry toContinue reading “Pass The Plate or Box In The Back”

Two Luther’s Fight for Freedom

Michael King was his given name in 1929. After a trip to Germany in 1934, his father changed it to Martin Luther in honor of the great German reformer of the 1500’s. King was only 5 years old at the time. Did he have a clue that his life would be greatly used for theContinue reading “Two Luther’s Fight for Freedom”

We Have Children All Over The World

“I feel like we have babies all over the world. We just need to figure out where they are.” That’s exactly what my beautiful wife said today during lunch. Two things come to mind: First – We’ll need a bigger house! Second – Thank you, God, for such a selfless woman to do life with.Continue reading “We Have Children All Over The World”

Empty at Christmas

Philippians 2:6-8 “Though He was in the form of God, He did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point ofContinue reading “Empty at Christmas”

Treasure In Earthen Vessels

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 someoneContinue reading “Treasure In Earthen Vessels”

Faith Makes You Truly Blessed

“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 doContinue reading “Faith Makes You Truly Blessed”

Jesus Was A Disciple Maker, What About You?

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 JesusContinue reading “Jesus Was A Disciple Maker, What About You?”