Before you go to church today, pray! Later, after attending worship today, pray again! Why such admonition on this Sunday morning? It is because blessings from the Holy Spirit are not found everywhere people are assembled before ministers who are opening their mouths. Oft times, when people are gathered for worship, ministers and congregants are … More What’s In Your Pulpit?
As elders in Christ’s church, we often take ourselves, our ministries, our successes, and our failures to personally and seriously. Sometimes we over-think our importance in God’s Kingdom due to ignorance. Somewhere in our training someone has impressed upon us that we really have the ability to change hearts, change families, and change communities. We prove … More We Are Ministers and Not Messiahs
In the Bible, God presents himself as the Great Shepherd of his sheep. He purchases his sheep with his own blood. Then, with all his wisdom, power, and affection, he daily watches, guides, nurtures, feeds, disciples, disciplines, and loves each of his members. No one can escape his watchful eye. No one can wander or run … More Foolish Sheep under Faithless Figure Heads