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”

The Hiding Place– Corrie ten Boom Learns to Forgive

“Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32, NLT Great hearts are often shuttled through experiences with intense forgiving. The Father tutors us through out our earthly lives, with many visits to this classroom. It is here we get our learning. It willContinue reading “The Hiding Place– Corrie ten Boom Learns to Forgive”

The Praise of Men

“…but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.” 1 Thessalonians 2:4 At a prayer service at a local church an elderly man came forward to the microphone, “I praise God that I don’tContinue reading “The Praise of Men”

A Retrograde Faith

ret·ro·grade   [re-truh greyd]  (ret·ro·grad·ed, ret·ro·grad·ing.) adjective 1. moving backward; having a backward motion or direction; retiring or retreating. 2. inverse or reversed, as order. 3. Chiefly Biology. exhibiting degeneration or deterioration. * Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 16 Jul. 2013. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/retrograde>. % * 24 “But my people would not listen to me. They kept doing whatever they wanted, following the stubborn desires of their evil hearts. They went backward instead of forward.” –Jeremiah 7:24, NLT * I seldom seekContinue reading “A Retrograde Faith”