Discernment and Your Ministry

“He begs God on behalf of a human as a person begs for his friend.” Job 16:21, NCV I’ve been thinking about a class I had in Bible School.  The instructor made a comment that has stuck in my thinking for over 30 years now.  I have relied on it countless times in ministry since. […]

When Kindness Meets Truth, [Kissing]

7 But Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, an important court official, heard that Jeremiah was in the cistern. At that time the king was holding court at the Benjamin Gate, 8 so Ebed-melech rushed from the palace to speak with him. 9 “My lord the king,” he said, “these men have done a very evil thing in putting Jeremiah the prophet into the […]

Zero Condemnation

Condemnation can go viral among believers.  Not only does it infect us, but we become ‘carriers’ that often can sicken others spiritually.  Our attitudes and thinking can become quite disturbed, and we then communicate that to our family and friends. To be perfectly honest, condemnation is not easily defined.  But it seems to be  the feeling […]

Self-Deception & Brokenbelievers

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.” Psalm 51:6, NASB Self-deception is sort of an occupational hazard for believing Christians. We have this strong tendency to walking and seeing out […]