There is a cultural dynamic that has shifted over the last decade. People feel entitled to express their animosity freely and openly. Christ followers can be the target of that maliciousness. How do you prepare for that? When you are under extreme pressure from a hostile group, how do you respond? Our response reveals the … Continue reading When you are in the “hot seat”!
Are you frustrated with the lack of progress you are making, your church is making, etc? Maybe greater progress could be made by WAITING. Sounds crazy doesn’t it?! It is a paradox of the Scripture. Jesus gave “orders to the Apostles” before He ascended. His orders: remain in Jerusalem until you are baptized with the … Continue reading God’s waiting room
Timeless truths about obedience. Jonah went in the opposite direction from God’s desire. Even when he turned toward Nineveh, his heart was not right. But there are many choice servants of God who obey the Lord with a heart of submission and love. There are many blessings when you obey the Lord. First, when you … Continue reading Blessings of obedience
Timeless truths about disobedience. Jonah was called to carry God’s message to the Assyrians in Nineveh. We are called to carry God’s message to all people. Jonah disobeyed! There are always underlying reasons why we disobey God. Jonah knew that God would be merciful and compassionate if the Ninevites repented. (See Jonah 4) Jonah thought … Continue reading Disobedience…
Timeless truths about unchartered territory. Every single day of your life is unchartered territory. You may have the same routine every day, but you can only live one day at a time. Jonah’s life appeared totally routine. He was a prophet. He served God faithfully. That is until God called on him to do something … Continue reading Unchartered territory
Timeless truths about obedience. When Moses told Pharaoh that the Lord said, “Let my people go…” Pharaoh asked a great question that is at the root of all obedience: “Who is the Lord that I should obey His voice…?” Exodus 5:2. Our obedience or lack of obedience is rooted in our understanding of God’s identity. … Continue reading Why obey?
Timeless truths about age! Few people have been used by God as powerfully as Moses. But consider this fact: God could only use Moses when he was 80 years old. For the first forty years of his life Moses was trained in the palace by royalty. The second forty years of his life Moses was … Continue reading Making a difference!