Picking Up a Stone

“They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” (John 8:7, NLT) “None knows the weight of another’s burden.” -George Herbert Definitely we must discern motives and false doctrine. We’re to be constantly aware of people and issues thatContinue reading “Picking Up a Stone”

The Joyful Necessity of Dying Daily

“We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.” Romans 6:6, NLT “There are two things which the Church needs: more death and more life— more death in order to live; more life in order toContinue reading “The Joyful Necessity of Dying Daily”

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”

Without the Spirit

“A church in the land without the Spirit is rather a curse than a blessing. If you have not the Spirit of God, Christian worker, remember that you stand in somebody else’s way; you are a fruitless tree standing where a fruitful tree might grow.” –Charles Spurgeon   “How little chance the Holy Ghost hasContinue reading “Without the Spirit”