Risky Buisness…

We have been teaching a series called "Going Deep" over the last few weeks and it has been an awesome experience for me because it has been shaping me as I teach it.  The thing I have been pondering is how we mostly present Christianity as a belief system instead of a way of life.  Our faith was intended to be a way of life.  God models this for us.  We know 1 John 4:8 says [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:55+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Discipleship, Love, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|1 Comment

Hope Shines…

"For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience."        Romans 8:24 Though you may not see, the Son is always behind the clouds.  Just wait. I got up this early morning from a sleepless night.  I had to be at the Endodontist first thing.  I have a [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:55+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Discipleship, Family, TLM Blog|2 Comments

Going Deep – Pt.3 Fellowship

Fellowship is something that we generally equate to hanging out with other people or doing something together.  In this third week of our series "Going Deep", we look again at Acts 2:42-47 which says the new believers "devoted themselves to....the fellowship...".   "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:55+00:00 April 27th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Relationships, TLM Blog|5 Comments


"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."    James 1:2-4 (NIV) An aspect of character we must master is perseverance.  James tells us that it is the quality of character that will bring us to the mature and complete destination God desires.  It [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:55+00:00 April 23rd, 2009|Discipleship, Leadership, TLM Blog|3 Comments