God of Hope

COVID-19 has taught us several things in the past month.

  1. Your life can literally change in a moments notice.
  2. Governments are not our saviors.
  3. We are not in control
  4. No one knows what they are doing

That all sounds very bleak and grim but I needed to say it so we can all understand that there is literally nothing to grab onto right now.

But there is a hope(a confident expectation) we can trust in. The bible speaks about it often. Just this last week I finished reading Romans and came across this text in chapter 15

Will My Dog Be In Heaven?

We’ve all been there. We’ve been on the receiving end of a question we have no clue what the answer is. What makes it more difficult is when it’s a spiritual question and you are seen as the spiritual person. Many times the world wants us as Christians to answer questions that quite honestly the Bible doesn’t answer. As the Church, we have often marketed the Bible as the book that answers all of life’s questions, but I’m a Bible guy and I still have questions. Continue reading Will My Dog Be In Heaven?

An On Time Word

My church is currently preaching through 1 Corinthians. We just finished looking at the manifestations of the Spirit otherwise known as the gifts of the Spirit. If you are not familiar with what Im speaking about read 1 Corinthians 12-14.

One of these gifts is prophecy. Now prophecy is simply a message that is divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit for you to share with someone that is to encourage them, comfort them and build them up.

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Over the last several months I’ve been participating in something new at our church called Community Bible Reading (CBR, you can find it in your app store). You may be like me in that I struggle to maintain a regular rhythm of scripture reading, but my experience with the CBR has been very helpful and insightful. I would like to share a short thought with you about it.  Continue reading Stories

Maturity in the Church

In my last post (click here to read) you saw where I talked about how over the last year I have examined the centrality of the gospel. I’m convinced that our discipleship efforts are not about getting people to duplicate certain behaviors, no matter how noble they are, such as prayer, church attendance, giving and so on. But rather our discipleship efforts should center on convincing people of the Gospel.

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Prayer and Worship

During my 20’s, I was part of a church where worship was a big deal. We would worship for extended periods of time and sometimes this would be the only reason we would gather. There were times with no singing or music, just us being quiet before the Lord. This focus on worship just became the culture of our church. I’m 31 and to this day they have nights devoted to times like this. Continue reading Prayer and Worship