May this song put a smile on your face, remind you of the incredible gift of Jesus Christ, and inspire you to be a conduit of God's blessings to the people around you today and this week... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMXiWiJlkAs
The other day my wife was at the house of some our friends when they were working on a puzzle. One of them had been looking for a certain puzzle piece for awhile and said to my wife, "If you find this piece, I'll be your best friend." In less than 30 seconds, my wife … Continue reading The Missing Piece
Here are my 5 recommendations for this week's edition of "Five on Friday"... Blog Post Alameda's Connections Minister, Payton Minzenmayer, recently finished his first year of full-time ministry. He has written an "open letter" to other young ministers that is well worth your time to read. Even if you're not in ministry, this article will … Continue reading Five on Friday
Awhile back, a man who was visiting from out of town sat in on the Wednesday night Bible study that I facilitate. Once the class was over, he came up to me and introduced himself. Then he said, "Let me ask you a question." "O.K.," I said. "What happens to us after we die? I've … Continue reading Do You Really Want to Know?
Acts 9 tells the story of the unlikely conversion of Saul (whose name was changed to Paul) to Christ. When Saul tried to join the other Christ-followers in Jerusalem, they did not welcome him because they were still afraid of his well-earned reputation as a brutal persecutor of Christians. But a man named Barnabas (whose … Continue reading Be a Barnabas Today
One of the most amazing disciple-makers for Jesus that I know is Todd Lollar. Todd and his wife Marissa have dedicated their lives to teaching others about Jesus and teaching others to teach others about Jesus. Todd has a remarkable story that you can read about here. Here is a recent blog post Todd wrote … Continue reading 4 Keystone Actions in Following Jesus
Last Monday I had the great honor of co-teaching a class at Oklahoma Christian University's annual Bible Lectures with Dr. Nathan Mellor of Strata Leadership, LLC. Our topic was "How to Create a Healthy Church Culture," and it was such a joy to facilitate a discussion among church leaders about this important subject. The Bible … Continue reading Doing Your Part