What Color of Glasses do You Wear?
Most of us have likely heard the expression, “Looking at everything through ‘rose colored glasses.” It suggests seeing things with an exaggerated sense of a positive attitude that may ignore the ultimate reality of a situation. All of us see our world through a set of lens that have been shaped by our culture, our […]Read more
The Biggest Lie
We live in a world that is full of lies, untruths, and prevarications. Some of the lies we call commercials. Some of the liars we call politicians. That does not mean all commercials are necessarily lies or that all politicians are liars. You can make your own call on that. Unfortunately, many people believe many […]Read more
The Most Excellent Way to Follow
Let’s talk about the most excellent way to lead follow. I saw Perry Noble’s newly released book, The Most Excellent Way to Lead stacked on the table outside the worship center this past Sunday. Let me quickly confess that I have not read the book, nor even opened the front cover. So absolutely nothing I […]Read more
Are you a Motel 6? We’ll leave the light on . . .
Hospitality may well be a key missing ingredient in Western Christianity. A famous motel commercial says, “We’ll leave the lights on for you.” Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.” So, is your light on? The Bible says, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” […]Read more
Where Do I Start? Missionally Speaking.
Where do I begin? How do I get started? Those are frequently asked questions when the topic of “Going” in obedience to the Great Commission comes up. The conversation had focused on the responsibility of each church to obey the Great Commission. The pastor said, “We want as a church to reach out to the […]Read more
The Danger of Drifting
Drifting is a methodology that I have sometimes employed in fishing.It has some inherent dangers. When I was growing up, I remember one time my Dad and I were fishing for flounder in the inland waterway near Little River, SC. We had drifted in such a way that our fishing lines were still in deeper […]Read more
The Blood of Jesus Speaks a Better Word!
What can blood say? In fact, before that, what does Abel have to say? Adam and Eve began with two sons, Cain and Abel. There is absolutely nothing recorded of what Abel may have said while living. But the story in Genesis 4 says that his blood cried out to God. When we come to […]Read more
5 Reasons for Rising Early to Meet God
Are there some reasons that you should consider getting up early to spend time with God? Does it really matter when I spend time with God? I believe God will meet you whenever you come, but I think there are some good reasons to meet Him early in the day. Let me suggest a few. […]Read more
Secret: Do You Know the Secret?
Secrets. Everybody loves a good secret, right. Some cannot keep secrets. Some secrets should never be kept. Do you know THE secret? You say, the secret to what? Well, really it is the secret to just about anything we face in our lives. Take a moment and read carefully Hebrews 12:1-2. Did you see the […]Read more
What to do when Your Axe Head Flies Off?
There is a remarkable story found in 2 Kings 6:1-7, where a group described as the “sons of the prophets” undertake to expand their living quarters. They have gone along with Elisha to the banks of the Jordan where they are cutting down trees for the building project. One of the young preacher boys is […]Read more