Although I’ve read the words many times before and could easily quote them from memory, I was staggered the last time I read them. How could we miss the mark so dramatically? How could something so important to our Lord be so unimportant to us?
Pastors and church leaders will ALWAYS have to deal with distractions…
I was reading Romans 3 the other day and had to stop and really reflect on Romans 3:8…
People were actually attacking the Apostle Paul! They were slandering him…taking bits and pieces of what he said,
Sick churches become dying churches.
Dying churches become closed churches.
Those statements are factual unless some type of change or intervention takes place. But intervention or change is unlikely unless the church recognizes that it is sick.
In simple terms, we must first be aware that many of
Imagine you are a newlywed looking to build your first house with your spouse. As you shop around for a prospective builder, you find one whose work you like, but whose price seems a bit high. As you and your spouse continue to cycle through
Christ’s Kingdom teachings were carried out through the use of parables. This rabbinic, parabolic approach to teaching was a fascinating approach… Dr. Brad Young, author and professor in Judaic Studies describes in his books, Jesus the Jewish Theologian and Jesus and the Jewish Parables that
All of us face hurt.
Some of us choose to forgive.
The rest of us live in bitterness.
How do you “forgive and forget?” We have a pretty good Example.
Jesus prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
You will hopelessly hold on to hurt until