He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. -Malachi 4:6 There’s a recipe that will guarantee a movie leaves my cheeks wet. It simply requires a plot or subplot that revolves around father-son drama and a couple well written lines about the importance of that relationship. It’s a direct hit to my heartstrings,… Read More Marvel Means to Make Us Know We Need More Than Moms
by Matt Capps the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.’ -Deuteronomy 4:10 Editor: this post was adapted with permission… Read More Discipleship In The Home | Pt. 2
You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” -Matthew 16:23 When we encounter some of Peter’s exchanges in the Gospels he, more often than not, looks foolish. No shortage of preachers and pastors have made him the butt of… Read More Help! I’m Drowning!
I am probably the least patient person I know. However, it is evidence of God’s grace that the Holy Spirit is making me more into Christ’s image when others comment on how patient I am. This is, after all, the fruit of having God’s Spirit inside me (Gal. 5:22), but I always feel odd when… Read More The Department Of Redundancy Department
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint –Proverbs 19:18 When it comes to skills I’m pretty aware of my strengths and weaknesses: you need a people person with great social skills? I’m you’re guy. You need me to meet a deadline? I can do it, even under pressure. You want me… Read More The Details of Discipleship: Incredibly Practical Tips for the “Dos” of Ministry
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” -Matthew 7:15 In Peter’s second letter we read the following concerning false teachers: But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying… Read More False Teacher Arithmetic
So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful… Read More A Humble Authority