Ground Breakers

Make disciples of ALL the nations. We haven’t fully embraced the Great Commission until we are committed to go to all the nations (ethnos) and all the peoples. Not just the easily-reached and already-touched. We really are called to take the Gospel where it is rare; to bring discipleship where it is uncommon; to break ground where theContinue reading “Ground Breakers”

Fathers, Rabbis, and the Way of Jesus

“For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.” – the apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 4:15-16 The followers of Jesus knew He was different. He loved the unlovable; He sought out the lostContinue reading “Fathers, Rabbis, and the Way of Jesus”

Pray for Baltimore.

Specific prayers get specific answers; general prayers get general answers. I suggest we get specific. Feel free to add your prayer below, but join us in calling out to God. PRAY AGAINST: Fear. Divisiveness. Hatred. Racism. Hopelessness. Despair. Deception. Faithlessness. Injustice. Cynicism. Lawlessness. Lack of understanding. Arrogance. Violence. Racial caste systems. Class bias. Superficial treatment ofContinue reading “Pray for Baltimore.”

Passion Week Monday

It was Monday. Yesterday we waved palm branches to exalt Him; on Friday we will lift up a cross to execute Him. Crucify Him, we will demand. Oh how fickle, how changeable we humans are. And yet, “from everlasting to everlasting You are God.” (Psalm 90:2) This is very good news. The same One who counted the cost inContinue reading “Passion Week Monday”

A call to prayer

Dear faith family, Let’s pray. Tomorrow (Wednesday) I’m inviting everyone who reads this to fast and pray for the many needs we are witnessing around the world, including here at home. It’s easy to be overwhelmed and disengaged amid media reports of wars, and disease, racial and ethnic conflict, and corrupt governments, but Believer, you areContinue reading “A call to prayer”

Jesus in every book of the Bible

  Here is a list of scratch notes I’ve had in my Bible for years (cut and pasted from today’s sermon). Jesus from Genesis to Revelation: In Genesis He is the Creator, the seed of the woman. Exodus – Our liberator, the Passover Lamb, I am who I am. Leviticus – Perfect High Priest makingContinue reading “Jesus in every book of the Bible”

Megachurch Pastor Resigns Over Moral Failure: what does it mean?

Another famous preacher has fallen. Moral failure is what they’re calling it in the news. It is my single biggest fear. Perhaps it’s because I have witnessed the cultural aftershock every time a Christian leader falls into scandalous sin. It could be that I’ve been up close with one too many people who felt theContinue reading “Megachurch Pastor Resigns Over Moral Failure: what does it mean?”