The “Wrestling” of our Wait!
At times there is a “Wrestling” with God, perhaps more specifically God’s will in our prayer. Jesus told us to “wait” before God for the “When” of His promise. (Acts 1:4-8). Yesterday I mentioned that Jesus invited James, John, and Peter to “Watch and Pray” with Him in the Garden of Gethsemane. We said that […]Read more
The “Watch” of Waiting.
When Jesus instructs us in Acts 1:4 to wait for the fulfillment of the promise of the Holy Spirit in our lives, He calls us to “watch” with Him in prayer. There is no better example in all of scripture of faithfulness to the ministry of prayer than Jesus. We see Him during His ministry […]Read more
Wait for the “When”.
In Acts 1:4 it says, “Gathering them together He (Jesus) commanded them to wait . . .” Notice Jesus did not make a soft suggestion or give a helpful hint to these early followers. It says that He commands them to not leave Jerusalem, but to wait until the promise of the Father is fulfilled. […]Read more
The Scandal of the Grace Upgrade.
Grace is truly a scandalous concept, in fact, bordering on heresy in some minds. Recently a very popular preacher stirred the waters of controversy by suggesting that the 10 commandments were more appropriately realized as the 10 promises. I do not want to jump into the debate, but I want to call us to a […]Read more
Honestly, have you ever heard of “epigenetics”? If your answer is “no,” then I suggest you turn to 2nd Hallucinations 3:9. Just Kidding. According to Daniel Goleman, “Epigenetics is the study of ways the experiences we undergo change how our genes operate – without altering our DNA sequence an iota.” Before you dismiss this as […]Read more
I PREFER COLOR (to Black and White)
I can still remember when we got our first color television set. Growing up we had one console television set in our house. Watching TV only happened at certain times, and it was always a family time. We would sit around the TV and watch shows like “I love Lucy”, “Gunsmoke”, and special movies like […]Read more
Wearing Multiple Hats
In 2014, at a time I feel I should be slowing down, I find myself wearing multiple hats. Our basic ministry, Church Unleashed Global, has no source of funding, except the faith gifts of people who believe in what we are doing. I am daily grateful to God for those faithful men and women who […]Read more
Changed by Joy
Grandchildren change you! I can remember the “dirty looks” I would get from my parents and my in-laws whenever I threatened to discipline my children. It would infuriate me that they would have the audacity to interfere. But something happened. My children asked me one day after watching me with the Grands, “Dad, what happened […]Read more
Stinky Preachin’ from stinky preachers!
What in the world could a title like “Stinky preachin . . .” possibly offer that is of positive impact for the Kingdom? I am so glad that you asked that question. My inspiration came from revisiting the book of Jonah. Have you ever gotten that fish smell on your hands? It doesn’t just wash […]Read more
Ananias and Saphirra were “posers”.The urban dictionary defines a poser as someone who pretends to be someone that they are not. When we come to the opening verses of Acts 5 we are introduced to two early church posers, a husband and wife team. Chapter 4 had ended with the incredible generosity of a man […]Read more