Counseling Others

In the last several years, I have grown very skeptical of my own ability to give out sound counsel.  For the most part I have refrained from doing so, and rather have attempted to introduce them to the wisdom and love of Jesus.  Its like a triangle– Jesus, them, and myself occupying each corner.  All I doContinue reading “Counseling Others”

The Mystery of Each Other

  No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12 As believers we should be confident of the mysterious substitution that has happened between Jesus and us.  He has exchanged places with us, giving His righteousness inContinue reading “The Mystery of Each Other”

Mechanisms of the Spirit

Especially for the Leaders and Pastors who Guide the Ministry of the Church:   “Unless the Lord builds a house,  the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.” Psalm 127:1 “O my son, give me your heart. May your eyes take delightContinue reading “Mechanisms of the Spirit”

Understanding Your Pastor

I think that most of us in the Church fail to get a real grip on what pastoring is all about. And that is sad and bad. Not only do we stunt our pastors growth, but we cripple ourselves, and flunk some important spiritual lessons. Three things (there are more, believe me)– 1) Our pastorsContinue reading “Understanding Your Pastor”