Tag Archives: christ

February 26

Why do BAD things happen to GOOD churches?

I have been in pastoral ministry for 21 years.  And I’ve served my current congregation as Lead Pastor for the past 12 months.  And I am constantly asking questions about why certain unexpected things happen in the church. Have you ever had a family that you thought was completely ‘bought in’ suddenly leave the church? […]

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I’m Afraid of Being Alone

Getting the Gospel

For many years I have been entrenched in the details of Christ’s gospel. Themes such as imputed righteousness, substitutionary atonement, heart regeneration, sanctification and glorification fill my thoughts. Today I am studying Romans 1:16-2:5. And the themes of human brokenness and sin keep being measured against the holiness/righteousness of God. I have several thoughts rolling […]

Praying for Christ’s Leadership in the Church

WE have talked quite a bit about prayer lately. We have talked quite a bit about leadership lately as well. So lets talk about praying for Christ’s leadership in the church. 1 Peter 5:1-4 And now, a word to you who are elders in the churches. I, too, am an elder and a witness to […]

Dust In The Wind

Death by stoning—the law required it. If Jesus agreed, the woman would die on his word. Then where would be the love Jesus accused them of lacking? If he let her go, they would label Jesus a heretic for disregarding the Law of Moses. Either answer suited the Pharisees just fine. It was the perfect […]

PlayMaker Week 1 Teaching.

God calls the plays in life. He is in charge of the things that make a difference in us. He is the director of our lives. The best way to grow spiritually is to learn to hear the voice of God calling the plays in your life. Then obey Him. Check this out.