I refuse to bow to the prevailing ideology that has pervaded the church that the times we are entering into are the worst times. Perhaps it is true that the darkness is looming, the clouds are starting to cover the spiritual realm here in our free America. But I believe with the darkness, comes hope that the light of Christ will overcome and that he will do it through us…His church.Read More →
When I’m right… I’m really wrong.
Because I allow my own self-righteousness and self-preservation to kick in and I see only…me.Read More →
“Whenever I sin, it is as if I pick up the nails, I fashion the wood, I carry the whip, I pound the hammer, I thrust nails through His flesh, I cast the insults, I stick a spear in His side…I break His heart. But even with all this I have done, He still forgives, He still heals, He still saves, He still pulls me close and calls His enemy…His friend…He still restores my soul.” Betrayed From their conversation in the garden, the disciples know that Jesus is trying to communicate something to them. But there is still a veil covering the eyes of theirRead More →
Whatever you do, however you choose to live…the very core vitality of your life has to be rooted and grounded in a deep, thriving relationship with your Father, through Jesus Christ. If Jesus is the vine, then we are the branches.Read More →
But today I want to make a few observations from John Chapters 13-17 about what the Upper Room Experience was and why Jesus words during this time were the most significant words spoken to his apprentices. Perhaps as we explore these together, you will find yourself leaning in to the edge of the dinner table, listening to His words, heeding His voice, submitting to the ways of His Kingdom. Read More →
Today, though I want to introduce Passion Week to you as the most important week in the life of Jesus. Perhaps you will come to understand it as the most important week in your life as well, because it is here that death and sin were defeated and life and light shined in the darkness of this world. It is here that your life story has purpose and meaning, and your life focus and goal require a change of direction towards the place Jesus is leading all of humanity into the present reality and the future…The Kingdom of Heaven. Read More →
God is telling a story with his creation. It is not simply for the beauty of the creation that He gives us forests and oceans, canyons and sweeping sunsets. He is telling a story. There is something that must be created that hasn’t been created yet. And we get to be a part of that creating process.Read More →
This Is Not A Test Life is not a practice run… Your present reality is the playing field… Run your race now… Stop waiting for the gun to fire… It’s already gone off… This is not a test. Keep moving forward.. Never looking back… Eyes on the finish… Run your race now… The game is underway… Time is too short… Give it all you’ve got… This is not a test. No temptation is uncommon… No problem is too large… Nothing under the sun is new… Nothing is accomplished apart from Christ… Suck the air into your lungs… Hit the ground withRead More →
With all the hope of spring…life can still seem pretty daunting at times. Like standing on home plate with a full count and the pitcher throws you a curve…what do you do?
Keep your eye on the ball…and…keep swinging. Read More →
Election year in America, has become, and for a long time now, always has been about painting a negative picture of a politician than it has ever been about creating something good. If we are honest, we like the spectacle. Elections are entertaining. Read More →