The understanding that saving grace is a free gift from God through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is only the beginning of what it means to be a Christian; to be saved. I think that many people do not count the cost of truly following Jesus, resulting in a watered down faith. Looking back on my life, I was pretty waterlogged for a very long time. … Continue readingWhat Does It Mean To Be “Saved”
What do we desire when we are delighting in The Lord? We desire more of Him and what He desires. Psalm 37 is all about trusting God and aligning with His will. … Continue readingThe Desires of Your Heart
What if we committed to declare freedom that The Gospel brings? Resurrection power is here today, just as much as it was yesterday and every day since Jesus raised to life that first Easter. We share in His glory, not for our own sake, but in order to have the power to proclaim life and truth to the world. … Continue readingIt’s Monday
Those times I said “that’s great for them, but that will never be me,” were promptings from God. He was slowly preparing my heart for what was to come. … Continue readingI Said Never, God Had Other Plans (Guest Post)
Making disciples is not a job for only well-trained theologians and pastors. Every follower of Christ can, and should make disciples, and we all have at least the basic tools necessary to do it. … Continue readingThe Right Tools For The Job
We have, all of us, a power problem, and I’ve only touched on a few of the different forms power problems can take. Still, one of the common factors found in many of our issues with power may stem from the reality that we may have evolved to the point where our technologically advanced societies simply assume that the power to do what we want to do is an inalienable right, both individually and politically. Recently I was teaching in a classroom when the power was interrupted, and we lost the use of the digital projector for my PowerPoint slides.
Almost every Thursday night, I gather with a group of musicians to rehearse the music for the weekend worship services. Like many other worship rehearsals at churches across the nation, we are normally focussed on the task of working through the songs to make sure we are all on the same page and ready to go for the weekend. It is not all about the task of preparation, but that is often the main goal. We pray together. We worship. But there is always that goal of being prepared in the back of our minds. It’s actually at the forefront
I have been learning and growing in Christ so much over the past few months. I have shared some of that via Facebook Live videos and I am still processing through so much more of it. I’ve had requests to share more videos as a devotional kind of thing, but I’m not sure if I’m quite ready for that. Only time will tell. I just want to share what God is laying on my heart at times. “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8a (HCSB) That might seem like a nice Bible quote. You might read it