OK, this is really a tale of two groups of spies and it goes like this... There was once a small nation of people who set their sights on making their home in a distant land. As they got nearer to this land, the nation's leader sent an elite reconnaissance team into the area to … Continue reading A Tale of Two Spies
Well, another week is upon us and by the end of the week most of us will be exhausted. But it doesn't have to be that way. Here's some practical advice from Michael Hyatt on how to boost your energy level... I am a high-energy person. But I haven’t always been that way. There have … Continue reading Boost Your Energy
In the past few weeks news has broken about some well-known ministers within evangelical Christianity leaving their faith and walking away from the church. The Bible gives several reasons for why people denounce the truth of the Gospel, including these: "Devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons" (1 Timothy 4:1). "an unbelieving heart" … Continue reading Leaving the Faith
This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to go back to a place where I previously worked and preach for a congregation that I truly love. It was a sweet reunion with some dear friends, including this guy... The guy in the picture with me is Michael Montalvo, who succeeded me as the Community … Continue reading The Joy of Helping Others Succeed
Here's a good word about patience from theologian and author Christopher J.H. Wright... Patience also means forbearance with others. It means putting up with the things other people do (or don't do, when you wish they would). It means that you make the effort to "bear with" other people, even when they irritate and annoy … Continue reading How Patient Are You?
As we grieve over the mass shootings that took place across the country this weekend, I offer this psalm and song of lament... Psalm 42 1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and … Continue reading Deep Calls to Deep
An important article from Michael Kelly of LifeWay Leadership... 3 Things That Keep Christians From Living With a Sense of Urgency Christians are meant to live with a sense of urgency. Urgency is not panic; it’s not anxiety; it’s not acting before we think; but it is a sense of insistence that requires steady, and … Continue reading Have You Lost Your Sense of Urgency?