1. Remember, it’s not about what you do for God but about what He did for you through Jesus. You need God more than He needs you. 2. Accept God’s unconditional love for you and the kids/adults receiving ministry under you. God is love. 3. Pass on the grace you receive from God [...]
What would we do without the people who invest in our kids' lives? Let's show 'em some love April 8th on Give Your Children's Pastor a Cupcake day. Show them how much their investment means to you with a delicious, sugary dessert! Sunday, April 8th (the Sunday after Easter) [...]
The Shack Movie and the War on Grace by Roger Fields There’s a war going on. It’s between us who rely solely on God’s grace and the religious police who are trying to stop us from believing in grace too much. The Shack movie is bringing the conflict to light as the [...]
Many of us have tried a whack-a-mole approach to life. We spent our effort focused on tamping down sin. Anytime a sin would raise its ugly head--which is quite often--we would work to smash it back down below the surface. The problem is that the whack-a-mole technique is [...]
Shepherds had a dirty job. That’s because sheep are dirty. Therefore, so are the shepherds. Not only that, but shepherds had to live away from town, away from other people. Their job prevented them from attending religious services, social events or meetings. They weren’t respected or included. Their job made them virtual outcasts. [...]
My first thought when someone mentions God is often that of a cosmic ruler, someone evaluating my life while keeping the universe in motion. Not good. I have to remind myself that is not the image Jesus brought us. But it is my default setting.
Freedom is central to our redemption. Guard it. Protect it. If you lose your freedom in Christ, you begin to lose your joy in living and your love for the Lord. Freedom is a big deal. Not everyone will celebrate your freedom in Christ. Rest assured, freedom irritates a lot of Christians. But freedom is still worth it.
But aren’t we supposed to believe in ourselves? Isn’t that healthy? No, absolutely not. Mixing faith in Jesus with faith in yourself will get you tangled up. You get snarled every time.