Our western consumer mentality has created an expectation and co-dependency in institutional church to provide for our every spiritual need. This has supplanted the all sufficiency of Christ and placed expectations on the church that she can't meet. When these expectations are not met, people get offended or dissatisfied. We must become self-feeders for spiritual growth. There is a season of dependency in discipleship, but many people get used to this provision and never learn [...]
"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." Romans 12:1 In our relationship with Jesus, He gave us all and it cost God everything. To Him, relationship with us was worth it. In His presence I become aware of my need for His grace and He holds nothing back. He lavishes His love and [...]
If you remember learning about icebergs in Elementary or Middle School you know that what you see sticking out of the water is only a small fraction of the whole thing. Over the last 2 years I have walked through a major change in ministry. God began some things in the church I serve that have caused me to take a fresh and new look at my faith, my theology, my walk, and my views [...]
I read an article this morning that made me think about the many trips I've taken with my family. When we pack the car to go to Grandmom and Pop's house for Christmas with a family of five, packing becomes an art form if not an engineering miracle. If you ask my wife, I am the worst at taking less. If you have flown lately you understand the value of less is more. Less baggage [...]
I am at a loss for words. This takes me to a happy place. To my brother Scott I give a big Star Wars shout out! I'm sorry for making fun of you as a kid and calling you Star Wars Freak. I admit it I'm afreak too and I'm now coming out of the SW closet. I love you man. What makes you happy?