We are continuing the journey of a seeker‘s pathway to faith this week. The story goes like this. Okay, I have a friend that is in good trust with me in relationship and is becoming curious about Jesus, what is next?...Keep Reading
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We have been talking about the subject of Godly wisdom. Last week I mentioned the story of Peter denying Christ in order to “save his own skin,” which in essence he was being a double-minded man at that moment of denial. I do not want to just leave Peter hanging there, so let us look further into his redemption story today....
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8 (esv)...
We have been looking at the qualities present in a healthy church; the current focus for the past few weeks has been on discipleship. In this post, I would like to explore with you the concept of wisdom, and what role does this character quality have to do with discipleship. It is a pretty tall order, so I can’t cover it all in great detail. But I would like to spend some time engaging our minds into a topic that often is mostly forgotten within Christian circles....
We are continuing on the topic of discussing the 5 aspects for a local church to be healthy or centered. Today we are taking a second look at the role of discipleship. In last week’s post, we laid out 3 distinctive parts of discipleship found in the great commission in Matthew 28. They are, being teachable, being obedient and being in proper relationship with who Jesus is....
Its so amazing to realize that no matter what battle we are facing Jesus is fighting right along side us. He had us surrounded, I can get excited about that very quickly. Jesus breaks into the natural and does supernatural things....Keep Reading
Last week we posted that there were five distinct stages of development listed in the parable of the farmer and the seed. There are also five common elements often in play for people in their journey to faith....Keep Reading
In last week’s post we talked about an important part of fishing is simply being out there on the water. This week I would like to drill down deeper into equipping us with an overarching understanding of certain processes that are often in play in the hearts and minds of those whom God is drawing unto himself....Keep Reading
These profound words of Jesus are recorded in the gospels of Matthew and Mark. In context, this statement was spoken to the disciples Peter and Andrew at the very beginning of their calling....Keep Reading
This picture is interesting to me in the fact that this early church was experiencing growth in their faith in God....Keep Reading
It is an important question, particularly for those who do not believe that God exists. Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant minds on the planet, has espoused that gravity has the power and creative ability to be the cause of the origin of the universe....Keep Reading
We can read about who God is in the Bible, the question I would pose to you is, the God of the Bible you're God? Discover who He is and be amazed that this God in the Bible is YOUR God!...Keep Reading
Last week we talked about some of the benefits of being Kingdom people with having the Holy Spirit reside within us. One of the benefits mentioned was having the peace of God in our lives. This week I would like to look further into what this peace actually means....Keep Reading
In the last blog entry, we looked at the foundation of what the Kingdom of God looks like. This week’s entry will further explore in some detail some of the benefits of this Kingdom....Keep Reading