Aug 21

What Am I Supposed To Do?

(Last update: August 21, 2008) There have been many times that I have been so frustrated by the events in my life that I just threw up my hands and asked, “What am I supposed to do?” When our circumstances … Continue reading

Aug 21

The ACT of Worship

(Last update: August 21, 2008) Recently, I preached a message by this title using Romans 12:1 (NIV) as the text. Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing … Continue reading

Aug 09

Evaluating change

Terms like “change” are full of personal and emotional connotations.  For example, change can be a positive word as it is expressed in terms of improving a mindset or organizational concept.  On the other hand, change can be difficult when … Continue reading

Jul 26

Restoring our brother or sister – do we really mean it?

Wesley Weatherford posted this today and it caused me to think about the need for INTENTIONALITY in restoration of our fallen comrades in ministry… When Paul wrote “Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your … Continue reading

Jun 25

Daisy-Petal Christianity

He loves me. He loves me not. He loves me. He loves me not. The chant continues as one-by-one the daisy petals are plucked from the flower and dropped to the ground. At game’s end the last petal tells all; … Continue reading

Jun 22

Genuine humility…

When Paul writes to the Corinthians in chapter 2:1-3 he demonstrates a genuine humility toward those to whom he ministered…choosing not to present himself but rather Christ on the Cross dying for all of mankind. Humility is a rare quality … Continue reading

Jun 18

The Not-So-Perfect Dad

Recently, I read an article about a pastor who walked out on the stage of a large church and announced, “God knows your secret!” After a short pause (and likely, some gasps from his listeners), he continued, “And He loves … Continue reading

Jun 18

Changes in the culture

According to Ed Stetzler, in this post,”Thirty-two percent of Americans – almost one in three – said their decision to visit or join a church would be negatively affected if that congregation taught homosexual behavior is sinful.” This means that … Continue reading