Hearing Voices…

"In high school I was a friend of Herbert Orin Tubbs, a scrappy country boy from Alabama who loved to kill snakes, shoot guns and play basketball.  Herbert, despite what you might imagine from my description, was quite intelligent, and when he graduated was offered a full scholarship to a good private university. Surprisingly Herbert, turned down the scholarship, stayed home and went to a local community college part-time. When I asked him why he [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:54+00:00 August 2nd, 2009|Church, Relationships, TLM Blog|1 Comment

My Sentiments Exactly…

As I mentioned in the last post I'm on a most intimate and incredible journey.  In the past two years God has been cleaning my canvas.  What He has begun to paint is an incredible portrait of His Bride.  There is great beauty and freedom to be found in the church Christ builds.  This blog  has reflected many of my thoughts along the way as the fellowship I pastor has changed and continues to.  In [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:54+00:00 July 31st, 2009|Church, Church Planting, Leadership, Mission, TLM Blog|1 Comment

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

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 [...]