For those of you who are a part of The Dwelling Place, here is a great short message by Francis Chan on Freedom in Christ and Grace. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yq8elC_kYs&feature=player_embedded] Francis Chan: "Grace, Grace, Grace" (This and other massages at www.cornerstonesimi.com)
"Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you." Hebrews 13:17 Having lunch today with my wife at TGI Friday's, (great salad by the way) I was deeply saddened and angered as I sat by two older women. One of them was speaking with great [...]
Listening to this strikes a romantic chord. I think I need to go out and buy one. Keep your love alive!
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 [...]
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 [...]