Recently, a friend of mine came by my office to learn how to lead a Bible study. This was a significant step in his faith journey and he recognized it, because at one point in our conversation he looked at me and said, "Rusty, I've sat on this couch when tragedy struck my life; I've … Continue reading Can Jesus Still Do That?
November is the month of Thanksgiving, which provides a good opportunity to talk about gratitude. For the Christian, gratitude is created by the recognition of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. This means that our sense of gratitude is directly tied to the faithful love of God, not our circumstances. So, the … Continue reading A Psalm of Thanksgiving
The Holy Spirit that indwells baptized believers of Jesus Christ is described as a spirit of power (2 Timothy 1:7), but sometimes it feels that the power of God is not greater than the powers of the world. One of the times when it feels that way is when there's conflict in the church and … Continue reading Spirit-Driven Problem-Solving