Throughout the Bible when God’s people/prophets experience opposition or persecution in their prayers they often beg God to not forgive. In the book of Nehemiah, as the walls of Jerusalem begin being rebuilt some detractors start insulting and criticizing the project. Nehemiah prays to God saying, “Hear, O God, for we are despised. Turned back […]
5 Evangelism Principles from Christ After the Resurrection Part 1 Often we attend church growth seminars looking for an evangelistic program that can be replicated in our church. A program that is easy to follow, all-inclusive, we can plug in and go. However, the problem with a program-driven approach to evangelism is that every church […]
“If you search for good, you will find it; but if you search for evil, it will find you!” Proverbs 11:27 We always find what we’re looking for. If we’re looking for someone to offend us, we’ll find it. If we’re looking for someone to fail us, we won’t have to wait long. If we’re […]
At Cana the water became wine. At the Last Supper the wine became blood. At Calvary the blood became redemption. At the tomb the redemption became re-creation. At the second coming the re-creation will become restoration.
Jesus asked for me to wait with Him, but I fell asleep instead. All the life He would give for my sin, and all I could think about was going to bed. I’m sure the wind and sea stayed up, The fox and the owl kept lookout, But I was sleeping when He took the […]
Luke 15:13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.” It is easy for some to disassociate themselves from the prodigal story. And yet if we looked just a little below the surface we would find we […]
1 Corinthians 9:20–23 20To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 21To those outside the law I became as one outside the law […]