Dead Donkeys Can Tell Tales!
Dead donkeys can tell tales; Really? Have you ever heard a donkey talk? Chances are that you haven’t, and I suspect if you start telling people you have they may lock you away. The only time I have ever heard of a donkey talking is in the book of Numbers when God wanted to get […]Read more
Worship: How are you doing with Genuine Worship?
Worship. Have you ever stopped to think about what worship really is? For some it is simply singing. For others it may be something else. Let’s just think about what it means to worship God. Mark Powers works with the SC Baptist Convention and leads in the area of worship. At a recent event he […]Read more
Who Holds the “Key of David’s House”?
Key of David’s house, what is that? What do you know about the “key of the house of David”? The two passages that I am familiar with that discuss this are Isaiah 22:22 and Revelation 3:7. In fact, I believe Revelation 3:7 ultimately answers the question of who holds the key. In this verse the […]Read more
The Gratitude Attitude
Do you have an attitude of gratitude? Do you praise the Lord and give thanks through both good times and bad times? Some have suggested that it is easy to praise God and to be grateful when things are going well. But i have noticed in my own experience when everything goes smoothly it is […]Read more
Weeping Valleys and Heart Highways
Have you ever been in the Valley of “weeping”? The psalmist had. He says, “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose hearts are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. . .” […]Read more
Explosion by God’s Spirit!
Explosion? I asked twice if that was the word I heard used. Have you ever longed to see God work in such a powerful way that you could only describe it as an explosion? And here was a description of an explosion of God’s work among a people we had labored long and hard with. […]Read more
Is Bitterness Keeping You from Your Betterness?
Bitterness can ruin your life and steal all of your joy. Have you ever been hurt and had a hard time getting past it? Who hasn’t? Don’t Let Bitterness Steal Your Betterness. In church yesterday, the speaker mentioned one of his children loving a song from the movie Frozen, and the words “Let it Go.” […]Read more
Coach, Mentor, or Shepherd?
There is a lot of conversation these days about being a Coach, and how that is an improvement over so many other methodologies. Recently I have been scrolling through Twitter looking for new tweeps and I have been amazed at how many people are describing themselves as coaches. It led me to ponder is that […]Read more
Pastor (or Church) I Want to Be Your Mission Pastor.
I Want to Be Your Mission Pastor. Every church can afford me because we work based on your budget. Why does it matter? Every church can improve its missional serve. Every church can take the next step. Having a mission pastor will make the next step much easier. Emil Bruner wrote in 1931, The Word […]Read more
Do You Need a Mission Coach?
Do you need a mission coach? I think this is an important question in our 21st century church lives and our ministries. People are using coaches to help them in all areas of life. The business world has recognized the value of coaching for a long time. Like in other areas, the church has been […]Read more