Paul gives some wise advice to the church in Ephesus from his experiences in ministry as he is saying his last goodbye before heading to Jerusalem that all believers can profit from. Read the Scripture below and see how you are imitating Paul’s example in ministry to the Ephesians. Paul Speaks to the Ephesian Elders Now from Miletus he sent … Read moreWise Advice For Christians & The Church
In my devotional this morning I was inspired by the content that Oswald Chambers put forth. He addresses an issue that is not discussed as much as it should be in the Christian world today. Chambers addressed the topic of how to get more connected with God. I paraphrased a few of my thoughts while reading … Read moreHow connected to God are you as a Christian?
2 John 1:7-13 ESV (Bold Added)  For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.  Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win … Read moreHow are you sharing the Gospel with those who need to receive it?
Why don’t we evangelize? What is the gospel? Who should evangelize? What is evangelism? Why should we evangelize? Mark Dever’s book, The Gospel And Personal Evangelism, seeks to answer all of these basic questions about evangelism for the common Christian. In today’s Christian culture, evangelism has fallen by the wayside in terms of priority … Read moreBook Review : The Gospel & Personal Evangelism @9MarksOnline
This week in one of the church’s Bible studies we were asked the question “Why is hatred so serious a sin?” And as I started to think through the answer of this I was brought to many different verses and ideas on why hate is such a serious issue in the believers life. I have … Read moreWhy is Hatred Such a Serious Sin?
So I am sitting here at Starbucks and I just finished reading the Millennials by Thom and Jess Rainer and let me tell you, this is a good read. In this book, the Rainers work through research and interviews to bring the predominant views of the largest generation in America to date. As I read through this book, … Read moreBook Review : The Millenials by @ThomRainer & Jess Rainer
I just finished Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger and if you are looking for a book on the structure of how a church should be, this is a great book. Often times, churches and ministers get caught up in the day to day ministries and in the many events that are commonly … Read moreBook Review : Simple Church – @ThomRainer & @RealEricGeiger
I used to think that when most people venture into a new ministry they find it to be intimidating and overwhelming. This fear and anxiety hinders many from getting involved in ministry. And truthfully, I used to get frustrated with this mindset. But as I have experienced more and more in ministry, I find that the long-term leader who … Read moreStifled in Ministry?
This weekend at church, my pastor made a statement that spurred a million other thoughts in my spaghetti brain. He said, “no one can ruin your life without your permission.” Now, in context, he was definitely talking about taking responsibility for your own choices and not playing the victim. In my context, however, my brain … Read moreRuin My Life…..
I am often asked about the books I read in seminary and although most are fascinating, I would not recommend them to most people because they can be kind of dry. However, this is a book that I believe should be essential for every Christian to read. (Along with the Bible, of course.) In the … Read moreBook Review : Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life, By @DonWhitney