Grace and Freedom in Christ…

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=] Francis Chan: "Grace, Grace, Grace"  (This and other massages at

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:51+00:00 April 26th, 2010|Discipleship, Holy Spirit, Love, Spirituality, TLM Blog|0 Comments

Forgive them for they know not…

"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 [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:53+00:00 November 9th, 2009|Church, Love, TLM Blog|2 Comments

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

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 [...]