As I sat in a converted storefront satellite church this morning, I realized that it’s Pentecost Sunday. This is typically recognized as the birth of the Church but also the moment when Jesus baptized those in the upper room with the Holy Spirit, accompanied by mighty signs and wonders. For close to 30 years I … More I Can’t Believe You Don’t Attend A Pentecostal Church!
The Bible is very descriptive of the devil: who he was, who he is, his fate, what he does, and why he does it. We know through various passages that: He was the chief angel who led the heavenly host in worship (Ezekiel 28:12-18). He was was full of pride and wanted to switch places … More We blame the devil too much…time to look in the mirror
Something’s been bothering me as of late. It could be a touch of self-righteousness, maybe. I can’t be sure but sometimes I wonder if holiness is taken for granted in the light of so much talk about grace. Yes, I know this dialogue could go in so many different directions: emergence, classical evangelicalism, fundamentalism, etc. … More Is Holiness Old School?
There is an interesting story of a wealthy young man who wanted to be with Jesus. He was a kind, merciful, pious man who placed confidence in a lot of his actions. But his heart was in the right place as he spoke with the Lord. “Jesus looked him hard in the eye – and … More the .::ONE::. th1ng
“It was not an enemy insulting me. I could stand that. It was not someone who hated me. I could hide from him. But it is you, a person like me, we were close and the best of friends. We had a good friendship and walked together to God’s Temple. Let death take away my … More Erasing the Sting of Offense
“We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us” (1 Thessalonians 2:8). Pouring into the next generation. Strange phrase because it always depends on the perspective of the one using it. But, … More Ten Ways To Pour Into Younger Leaders
John Quincy Adams held more government offices than anyone else in U.S. History. He served as President, U.S. Senator, Congressman, Secretary of State, and Minister (Ambassador) to England, Russia, Prussia, and the Netherlands. He participated in various capacities in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and events leading to the Civil War. Yet, at … More Success Is Soooo Overrated