How To Plan A Revival Without Scheduling One

Pray. This one-word-blog brought to you by Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  Great effort was taken in the writing of this blog to keep the message clear and simple. Please feel free to elaborate with your own thoughts and experiences in the comment section below. All comments will beContinue reading “How To Plan A Revival Without Scheduling One”

Prayer For The Struggling Servant

Father, in all Your majesty, You did not consider Yourself too good to come down and serve us.  Thank You for Your humility.  You knelt to wash the feet of disciples, those whom You called Your students.  When Your followers thought themselves too good to be bothered by the presence of little children, You correctedContinue reading “Prayer For The Struggling Servant”

The Relevant Ways Of Us

We learned from Joe last Sunday that there is a need for us to use relevant ways to communicate the love of Jesus to our world.  If you missed it, you can listen to it here.  As Joe pointed out, Paul demonstrated the value of being relevant in Acts 17, when he spoke of JesusContinue reading “The Relevant Ways Of Us”

Give Forgiveness (What’cha doin’ with that rock?)

Of all the things the modern church needs to stop procrastinating with, it’s forgiveness!  Christ DIED for FORGIVENESS!  Some friends brought a paralytic to Jesus and what was the first thing he said? “Take heart my son, your sins are forgiven.”  We live forgiven lives, because of Jesus death – His blood shed for theContinue reading “Give Forgiveness (What’cha doin’ with that rock?)”

Love Deeper (oh to be the kind of worshiper the Father seeks)

Have you ever sat in a restaurant and, overhearing the conversation at the table next to you, wish you could pull up a chair and listen, or even join in? Today, at lunch, I overheard five men who were engaged in a conversation regarding the worship at their church.  Scratch that. Two men were talkingContinue reading “Love Deeper (oh to be the kind of worshiper the Father seeks)”

The Tongue (caution! hazardous when in use)

Beware of the backhanded complement.  Yes, I mean you… and me… and all of us.  This is a caution to anyone with a tongue. Pastor Joe was right on Sunday! Boy, do I need to hear that sermon everyday!  Note to self; Speak Sweeter!  I’m not saying that I’m a foul mouth, though I couldContinue reading “The Tongue (caution! hazardous when in use)”

Live Like You Were Dying (a confession)

My church (FSBC Lawrence, KS) is beginning a new spiritual campaign. Building off the popular song by Tim McGraw, we’re asking ourselves “What would we do if we learned we had only 30 days to live?” I have found myself inspired by this question. For 2 months I’ve prepared for the campaign and in myContinue reading “Live Like You Were Dying (a confession)”

Honesty; The Best Policy

Honesty is hard! So hard that I find many people avoiding it all together. I’m not saying they have been dishonest with me. I can’t be sure. I do know this, that honesty is a must for those who choose to follow Christ. I can think of many cliches regarding honesty and many of themContinue reading “Honesty; The Best Policy”

The Centrality of Jesus in Worship

Thank you for allowing me, this past Sunday to share with you about worship. I’ve heard it said about me that my passion is worship. Let me amend this assumption, by saying that my true passion is WHO I worship – Jesus. As I mentioned Sunday, our worship starts with Jesus. As we reach outContinue reading “The Centrality of Jesus in Worship”

Up, Up and Away!

So many shows on television right now are built around the story of the main character/characters having some kind of super power. Chuck has downloaded a super spy database into his brain and can call upon special kung fu abilities he never learned, only downloaded. The Powell family gained their special powers from a planeContinue reading “Up, Up and Away!”