I’m going to be a daddy this coming March! It has been a very exciting time for us as a family. My heart has always been set on having a little girl. I’m happy to say that the Lord has been gracious to honor my desire and has given us a little girl!!
I can tell you that I have not met this little girl yet but I love her! I want to make sure she always knows that I love her. Continue reading You Belong To Me!
If you read the Bible you’ll see that Jesus sent his disciples to preach the gospel. I’ve spent some time lately asking myself when do I preach the gospel? I mean I’ve had the privilege of preaching to various churches, but I’ve asked myself lately, do I preach the gospel during my normal 9 to 5? Continue reading Preach The Gospel And Use Words
I was listening to one of our pastors preach last Sunday and the following text from Genesis jumped out at me.
“4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.” Genesis 3:4-6 Continue reading Deceived
I just recently read a book by Timothy Keller called The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness. If you are looking for a true lesson in humility this short read will quickly gut punch your pride. It is a very small 40 page book that you could read in a couple of hours. Continue reading Self-Absorbed
I’m the kind of person that will go until my body gives out. It wasn’t until I turned 30 that I started to think about taking naps. This past Sunday after church I was determined to take a nap and I did. When I woke up, I felt the Spirit speaking to me about rest. Continue reading Rest
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV
We often count on our strengths to accomplish the work God has called us to, but the bible makes it clear that God’s power is displayed in our weakness.
The temptation is to trust in our own strengths but the best work happens when we are weak and vulnerable. This is why the bible puts value on meekness, humility and lowliness.
When we trust in what we can accomplish we are making a platform for ourselves, but when we seek to work from a place of weakness you are making a platform for the Holy Spirit to move.
Now when I say weakness, I’m not saying from a place of sin or ignorance but rather a place of being full aware of your inability.
If you are desiring to see more of the Spirit at work around you, seek to be meek, humble and lowly.
The other night we were sitting at a dinner table with a couple and we were talking about previous preachers and teachers we had the chance to be ministered to by and how different they were from each other. We did so in light of the following passage:
“ And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,  to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,” Eph 4:11-12 (ESV)
Continue reading Pastors, Prophets and Teachers
“In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. “John 1:4-5 ESV
Continue reading In Him Was Life
In my previous post I shared with you how this last fall we ended our church planting journey and what I learned from it. If you didn’t you can read that story here. Today though I’d like to share with you some other insights I learned as I was laboring in my city.
Continue reading Dear Church Planter
In many respects I feel like 2016 kicked my butt, I’m sure from a spiritual standpoint I’m suppose to say it humbled me, but if we want to be honest I think the former is a more honest description. Continue reading What I Learned in 2016: Keep Moving