The more I read through the Bible, the more I want to strip down all the periphery we have made Christianity and come to its essentials. I have loved Paul and his writing more and more over the decades of walking with Christ. There is a vision he truly saw beyond his time that IContinue reading “Three key verses to identify my life”
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Two forgotten heroes in the early Jesus narrative
Two people I am fascinated with in the early narrative of Jesus: Simeon and Anna. Both waiting. Both longing. Both rewarded after decades of waiting.
Change is going to come
One of the fun things in my life right now is working with organizations who are touching the “least of these.” Lately I’ve been meeting with folks who have found passion for change in a particular area of society. They are invested with passion and look for true change to come. They are in itContinue reading “Change is going to come”
The goal is not “using” God
The worldviews we have employed, especially as western Christians, have limited us. Our views of God have become myopic. The goal needs to be life WITH God. Skye Jethani in his book, With, lays out the four worldviews we’ve used are summed up in four words:
Re-evaluating “Living in Babylon”
Over the past week I have been trying to slow down my thoughts and put into motion what I needed to have written 3-4 years ago. It’s been a vision and word that has been urgent, but I’ve been timid. I preached on it and was ignored. That happens all the time anyway, so IContinue reading “Re-evaluating “Living in Babylon””
God doesn’t mind small beginnings
In Acts 19, Paul finds a handful of people following Jesus and much as they know how to follow at that point in time. He then completes the story for them, baptizes them, and then they are filled with the Spirit. Verse 7 is notable: There were about twelve men in all.
Living in the FRESH word of God
Do you have particular passages of Scripture where you read them over and over, or come to them regularly on a reading schedule, and you are reminded of when God spoke to you in that passage? There are a few passages that are radically life-changing for me. They are passages where in that holy moment somethingContinue reading “Living in the FRESH word of God”
Sufficient faith that rests in God
Reading for today: Psalms 131-133, 140, 142 Ex. 7:25-8:19 2 Cor. 3:7-18 Mark 10:17-31 We are being transformed into that same image from one degree of glory to the next degree of glory. (2 Cor. 7:18)
Journey to Troas — The Joy in the Journey
Reading for Today: Ps. 88, 91, 92 Gen. 47:1-26 1 Cor. 9:16-27 Mark 6:47-56 When we left Heights Church at the end of last year, the Lord gave me the thought of being in Troas. When Paul was on his mission and trying to get to certain areas, the Spirit closed the doors until PaulContinue reading “Journey to Troas — The Joy in the Journey”
The ending of one journey
Let’s get some pet peeves of mine out of the way first. When I see someone write, or hear them say, “Many have been asking…” I automatically think, “No one has been asking…” That’s just my thing.