Over the last three weeks, I’ve taken a look at a few different New Year’s Resolutions for Christians in 2018. I’ve covered reading the Bible (and doing what it says), prioritizing church, and praying. Today, I want to cover something that is a little more sensitive to many people. It’s time for Christians to change the way we get involved in politics. Continue reading
In Matthew 19:14, Jesus clearly says not to stop kids from coming to Him. If I asked you if you’ve been guilty of stopping kids from reaching Christ, my guess is you’d say no. But if we really look at it, are we guilty of stopping kids from coming to Christ? In reality, we probably all are to some degree or another. Let’s look at some of the ways we stop kids in their spiritual development.Continue reading
Too often, our prayer lives look eerily one-note. I’m guilty here. There seems to be the big three in all of our prayers: “Thanks God,” “Bless our food, God,” and “Heal so-and-so, God.” Now none of these, in themselves, are bad things to pray. In fact, they’re all good things to pray. However, we need to be going a whole lot deeper than that. What if we all connected our prayer lives to the mission of our church? What if we prayed like Christ? Like Paul? Continue reading
Sometimes, I get some interesting questions from kids. They tend to sound completely off-the-wall. They sound like something we all should know. However, adults sometimes behave in such a way that it seems like they’re asking that question too.
One night’s question was a big one asked by my 2nd and 3rd graders. “Is the Bible really true? All of it? All of it can’t be true.”
So, obviously we want to immediately say that we believe that the whole Bible is true. But what happens when we act like we don’t?Continue reading
This post totally could have been titled “Crazy Questions Kids Ask and What Happens When Adults Ask Them Too,” but I figured that would probably be too long.
Sometimes, I get some interesting questions from kids. They tend to sound completely off-the-wall. They sound like something we all should know. However, adults sometimes behave in such a way that it seems like they’re asking that question too. So, let’s take a look at the last question I got: Continue reading
What does “big faith” look like? What does “small faith” look like? The Bible is quite clear on both. We are constantly given examples of people with big faith. The Israelites had no idea that God was going to part the Red Sea. They were standing with an ocean in front and an army behind. Basically, it was a “how are we going to die” situation. They didn’t have big faith. Continue reading
First, keep in mind that worship is not just music. Corporate worship is a gathering of people to give glory to God. Private worship is giving glory to God by yourself. God does not take His worship lightly. Worship is your final fulfillment in God, the end-all of humanity, and Continue reading
How many of you have seen Star Wars: Episode IV— A New Hope? If you haven’t, you can check out the section I’m going to talk about below.
At the 2 minute mark, you can hear Obi-Wan Kenobi telling Luke to just use the Force. Luke foolishly switches off his targeting computer to get ready to fire two giant missiles at a 2-meter wide exhaust port. Then, you hear the voice of reason radio up from the Yavin base: “Luke, you switched off your targeting computer. What’s wrong?” Continue reading
One of our core values here is “Diligent Leadership.” Our culture sometimes sees leadership as a bad thing, but the Bible paints it in a very positive light. There are some things that I have noticed that most diligent leaders Continue reading