Category Archives: Uncategorized

Servanthood

WHO or WHAT do you serve, O Church, O Believer? We each serve something or someone. The question seems so simple since we serve God. But do we in fact? The truth is that we ultimately serve whatever is most … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

You Have Your Assignment in the Kingdom! Do It!

Mark is the gospel filled with action. Mark 5:1-20 tells of Jesus’ visit to the country of the Gadarenes. Jesus barely stepped ashore before encountering a demon-possessed man. We never learn his name- but we learn he is possessed by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

People Hear What They Listen For

Two men walked along a crowded city sidewalk. One man said: "Listen! Do you hear that cricket?" "Cricket? What cricket? How can you hear a cricket over the noise of the city." The first man, a zoologist, trained himself to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What Does a 105th Church Anniversary Look Like?

That was the very question I was asked last week by a church planter. They were celebrating 10 years to our 105. Our plan looked radically different than theirs. I pray their plan worked out. Our celebration was off the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What Stands Between You and Belief? (5)

FINALLY, HOW IS THE BATTLE FOR BELIEF WON? (Luke 24:12;29-31;33-35;52-53) Luke makes it abundantly clear! Luke shows that the BATTLE FOR BELIEF is won by communing, meditating, spending time with Jesus! Luke 24:12- "But Peter arose and ran to the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What Stands Between You and Belief (4)

IGNORANCE OF THE WORD (Luke 24:25-27;32;44-49) This is a biggie! Three times in Luke 24 Jesus specifically pointed back to the Word- back to His previous teaching- back to what they already knew. He did so in order to reframe … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What Stands Between You and Belief? (3)

In Luke 24, a third element stood between the followers of Jesus and belief. HUMAN REASONING. We see it verses 13-21. Two men traveled the road to Emmaus. They were joined by Jesus Himself although they didn't recognize Him immediately. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment