Praying together is a great privilege that each of God's children is invited to enjoy. Far too often I have neglected the privilege of praying together with my brothers and sisters in Christ and reaped the unfortunate consequences. Because of this I am glad when I come across reminders of the benefits of praying together [...]
Reading the Bible is perhaps the most important thing a person can do. But how do we read the Bible effectively? People come to so many different conclusions as to what the Bible means that it can seem impossible for an individual to read the Bible and find the truth. Let's look at the three [...]
Here are three questions we as Christians could ask each other on a weekly basis to encourage spiritual growth: How have you loved God this week? How have you shown the love of Jesus this week? How has the Holy Spirit led you to repentance and faith this week?
“A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again.” . . . Perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every [...]
Leadership has been a hot topic for years now. It seems like everywhere I turn, I see leadership books, podcasts, conferences, and seminars. I have learned volumes of theory about leadership and have been fortunate enough to test some of those theories in the crucible of daily church leadership for the last decade or so. [...]
“I would like to buy about three dollars worth of gospel, please. Not too much– just enough to make me happy, but not so much that I get addicted. I don’t want so much gospel that I learn to really hate covetousness and lust. I certainly don’t want so much that I start to love [...]
What can I say about a young man who has explored astronomy and conquered the Rubik’s cube? Who is a proficient drummer and an avid reader? Who loves being at home with his family but is not afraid to travel the world? Who can code a computer and is half way to earning a black [...]
Here is a live instrumental performance of O Holy Night from our church Christmas Banquet.
I am currently reading "Organic Leadership," by Neil Cole. I didn't have to read very far before I was really struck by his description of leaders who have plateaued spiritually and are no longer growing. These are leaders who are educated and trained to be responsible for the growth of others. They spend their lives [...]
Shepherd is repeatedly the metaphor the Bible uses to describe Jesus' relationship to His people. In John 10:11 Jesus refers to Himself as the Good Shepherd. In Matthew 9:36 Jesus is moved with compassion because the crowds were like sheep without a shepherd. The 23rd Psalm declares, "The Lord is my shepherd." The 23rd Psalm not [...]