Going Deep – Pt.2 The Word

In our second week of this series we looked at Going Deep in God's Word. "And they devoted themselves to the Apostles' teaching..."   Acts2:42 In Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible, he says "One evidence of conversion is a desire to be instructed in the doctrines and duties of religion, and a willingness to attend on the preaching of the gospel."  When we come to Jesus there is a desire stirred to know Him and [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:56+00:00 April 2nd, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Holy Spirit, TLM Blog|3 Comments

Going Deep Pt. 1

Last week I started a new teaching series at The Dwelling Place entitled "Going Deep."  It was prompted by something I posted a few days back where I said "Going Deep is our part, going Big is God's part."  As I was reflecting on Acts 2 I noticed something that jerked me back like a dog on a leash. We have a tendency as church pastors and church planter to give in to the pressure [...]

Missional, Incarnational Community…

In the movie Superman Returns, Superman comes to see Lois and explains why he left and came back.  He takes Lois for a flight through the night sky high above the earth.  As they hover, Superman says: S: What do you hear? L: Nothing. S: I hear everything.... S: You wrote "The world does not need a Savior, but every day I hear people crying out for one." Isn't that so true.  If you have [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:56+00:00 March 20th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Love, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|5 Comments

Missional Community…

"Going deep is our part, going big is God's part." "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 through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:56+00:00 March 19th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|2 Comments

ReThink Church: Pt 4 – What is our mission?

This has been an incredible journey for me to this point.  We have finished our last week in this series at The Dwelling Place, but have only begun to scratch the surface of how this all applies to us practically as the church.  Our goal was to lay a firm foundation for our ecclesiology.  I believe the first layer has been laid well.  It's now up to all of us to act as wise builders [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:56+00:00 March 18th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Love, Mission, TLM Blog|1 Comment