Discipleship is Intimacy

There is so much good about any emphasis the Church puts on discipleship.  We pray, fast, and study the Bible better than any other generation.  We have as our pastors and teachers men and women equipped in our seminaries in Greek and Hebrew, educated in counseling and Church growth.  We are doing missions with the […]

Dinged Up Disciples, [But No Separation]

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?” Romans 8:35, NLT A simple question is asked. Our response is requested, and expected. We must settle this in our […]

We Are Only Amazing, Together [Plea for Unity]

“That’s how it is with us. There are many of us, but we each are part of the body of Christ, as well as part of one another.” Romans 12:5, CEV When we follow Jesus, we will not make any real progress unless we commit to following him together.  We must grow to the wonderful, […]

The Colorful Church

10 “His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Ephesians 3:10-11, NIV 3 “Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because […]

The Prize is Waiting Just For You

   I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14  Paul’s wish was a heavenly one.  He understood that this world had absolutely nothing to give him.  Simply put,  his faith was the bulldozer type.  He pressed forward, and he would not […]