One of the best (there are a lot of them) and hardest things about following Jesus is the call for us to be like Him. To live like He did. To love like He does. To be perfect like He is. To be holy like He is. Jesus tells us in the Sermon on the […]Read more "BE PERFECT"
There has been so much going on in my mind and heart lately, and I just felt like I needed to put it in writing to get some clarity, and to bring some of you along with me. So, here it is… || As I think about the last year I’m honestly amazed at how […]Read more "MERCY OVER JUDGMENT"
To be honest, I’ve become pretty frustrated lately by the hatred and gossip we see within the Church. I’m not talking about toward homosexuals, or Muslims, or African Americans (that’s a whole other discussion), but toward fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. I usually can’t get on Facebook or Twitter without seeing someone bashing a […]Read more "WE’RE ON THE SAME TEAM"
This past Sunday in our Q&A series we posed the question: “Why does God seem angry in the Old Testament but loving in the New Testament?” And interestingly enough, this same topic came up last night in my Life Group, as we continued our study of the book of Exodus. Exodus 32 records the story of […]Read more "SLOW TO ANGER"
A few years ago, David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons, working with The Barna Group, released a book called UnChristian. In it, they included a survey about the perception of Christians by those outside of the Church. Here are the top three ways non-Christians described Christians: 1. anti-homosexual 2. judgmental 3. hypocritical This breaks my heart. Instead of believers […]Read more "LET’S STOP THE HATE"
One of the most influential writers in modern Christianity, C.S. Lewis, was at one time an atheist. A hinderance to his conversion was the idea that God demanded, and seemed to even need, our worship. He writes, I found a stumbling block in the demand so clamorously made by all religious people that we should ‘praise’ […]Read more "God Is Inviting Us To Enjoy Him"
There’s a story that we read in Luke 7 where Jesus was invited to dinner by a Pharisee named Simon. And while they were eating a “woman of the city, who was a sinner” came into the room and began to anoint Jesus’ feet with oil. She was so overcome by the presence of Jesus that she […]Read more "At The Feet of Jesus"