The Systems Are in Place…

Over the past few months I have been preaching on the Holy Spirit. One of the key areas of Spirit-filled life I’ve examined is Acts 2:42. The Early Church had a “system” to catch what the Spirit was doing in their lives. 1. The apostles’ teaching 2. Fellowship 3. The breaking of bread (which IContinue reading “The Systems Are in Place…”

Rich Words

“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness taht comes through Jesus Christ — to theContinue reading “Rich Words”

09/09/09

I had to get that in somewhere! Spirit Led Leadership This weekend I am leading a retreat and we are reflecting on Spirit-led leadership. I love learning from Moses, so I jotted down some of these thoughts about the leadership traits of Moses: 1. Hearing God He heard God from the burning bush. He keptContinue reading “09/09/09”

Good to Great in God’s Eyes

Chip Ingram has a book out called Good to Great in God’s Eyes. I am using as a staff book for my church. While the first chapter is a bit more simplistic than I had hoped, there are some great thoughts. One of the key areas to greatness in the Kingdom of God is toContinue reading “Good to Great in God’s Eyes”

Why Christianity DOES work… Christianity works because JESUS works. It is not us. Yet, there is the combination of us and the Spirit of God. As Dallas Willard would say: “Grace is not opposed to effort. It is opposed to earning.” The life of God is powerful. It is most powerful when we will chooseContinue reading

Why Christianity DOES work… Christianity works because JESUS works. It is not us. Yet, there is the combination of us and the Spirit of God. As Dallas Willard would say: “Grace is not opposed to effort. It is opposed to earning.” The life of God is powerful. It is most powerful when we will chooseContinue reading