His “Irresponsible” Love

"Nothing in the church makes people in the church more angry than grace. It's ironic: we stumble into a party we weren't invited to and find the uninvited standing at the door making sure no other uninviteds get in. Then a strange phenomenon occurs: as soon as we are included in the party because of Jesus' irresponsible love, … Continue reading His “Irresponsible” Love

The Art of Begging

Jesus looked at his followers and said,     "You people who are poor are blessed,       because the kingdom of God belongs to you". Luke 6:20, NCV It is an astonishing thing, to have Jesus look at you. His steady, focused gaze is transformational, He sees me, and in this huge mass of … Continue reading The Art of Begging

Making Pain Work for You, [Trials]

"Then they went back to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch in Pisidia. 22They encouraged the followers and begged them to remain faithful. They told them, "We have to suffer a lot before we can get into God's kingdom." Acts 14:21-22, CEV Paul and Barnabas, together are perhaps the most gifted men ever to minister the Gospel.  They … Continue reading Making Pain Work for You, [Trials]

Eldership is the Backbone of Any Church

" I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you. 6 An elder must live a blameless life..." Titus 1 :5-6, NLT For some time I've been thinking about the Book of Titus and Paul's command to establish elders in every city. I … Continue reading Eldership is the Backbone of Any Church