Christ teaches us to strive to live peaceably with all men. However, he does so knowing we will be disturbing to most. In Matthew 4-9, Jesus calls twelve men to specially be with him. They are to be graced, humbled, encouraged, amazed, and sculpted by him. They are his disciples. They are his workers sent … More Peacefully Disturbing
At the end of Matthew 9, Jesus prays for harvesters. At the beginning of Matthew 10, Jesus answers his own prayer. From his many male and female disciples, he selects twelve men to be his Apostles. With special authority and power, they are sent out to perform Kingdom work in his name and on his behalf. … More Teach, Touch, and Trust the Holy Spirit
Sometimes, the relationship between the minister and his congregation can be quite thrilling. Through the faithful proclamation of God’s Word, converts are made, children are discipled, leaders are built, prodigals return, marriages are saved, families are improved, the consequences of sin are abated, lay-led ministries abound, local cultures are transformed, congregational size grows, buildings are built, and … More Where did all the preachers go, and what did you do to them?