(Here is the rest of the conversation going on in my head about cultural bias and the church…Due to the nature of this mind, viewer discretion is advised. The Spiritually immature, not to be confused with “new believers”, may not be able to comprehend these thoughts. Please read the first part before reading [...]
We all have some way of self-identifying: "I am a husband. I am a wife. I am so-and-so's daughter/son. I am a parent, grandparent. I am (fill in the blank)." Self-identifications such as this is a good way to identify our roles--at home, work, community, family, church, etc. [...]
The work of God's Grace is always about transforming us into the instruments He wants in order to reclaim His Creation's Image Bearers. Being "in the world but not of the world" is not only possible through His Grace, it is ESSENTIAL to be a real follower of Jesus!
We urgently need more martyrs today! Can you imagine the revival that would happen in the U.S. if "Comfortable Christians", Tenured Pew Sitters, Churchians and others who are more focused on their little piece of the church than the Kingdom of God would embrace J.D.'s challenge?
Here lately I've gone back to some of the great classics when it comes to a solid understanding about the nature of God's Kingdom. And one of those great teachers from the past is A.W. Tozer. Yesterday this one really grabbed me and I thought, "Wow! So simple but even more powerfully true! Why can't [...]
Let's pick up where I left off yesterday. Every church of every tradition and size has only one mission from God: To Make More Followers For Jesus. This is why every church exists. It’s not to serve us, but to give us a place to serve God through serving others. The vision must be to [...]
As many have read and heard me say so many times, somehow the Body of Christ has got off track in a big way. We have change the Message of Jesus from The Kingdom of God to the Kingdom of the Church. Don’t get me wrong, the Church has had an interesting narrative that has [...]