I Can . . ! We Can . . ! God can . . !

on January 11, 2016 awareness, Discipleship, Revitalization and Tags: , , with 0 comments

The word “Can” is an interesting word. It means “to be able to.” It became a key word in the sermon that I heard in church yesterday. Somewhere underlying the message was a theme of being able to build the church one person at a time. In the message there was a clear and apt […]

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Not the Expert!

on January 10, 2016 awareness, Mission and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

I was adding to my Twitter account people to follow and ran across one person’s description of himself as “An Expert.” It caught my attention largely because of the implied arrogance of believing that about yourself. Because I work to help church leaders and churches release their missional DNA more effectively, I thought to myself, […]

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Living Out of Our Identity

on January 7, 2016 awareness, Mission and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

What does it mean to Live Out Our Identity? We function in a culture that is so performance-based that often we determine who we are by what we do. This can be quite significant in our lives when we recognize that the need to be accepted is one of our most fundamental innate needs in […]

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Spiritual Cataracts

on January 5, 2016 awareness, Mission, Revitalization and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

This last year I had cataract surgery on my left eye. In simplest of terms, a cataract is the formation of cloudiness in your eye that blocks or hinders light from entering and as a result makes it difficult to see. “They” tell us that cataracts are the leading cause of vision problems for people […]

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Knowing Less, Understanding More!

on January 4, 2016 awareness, Discipleship and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

In my life I am discovering that sometimes knowing less is actually more. Life was much simpler when I was younger and it seemed I knew everything. And most of what I didn’t know, at least I had an opinion on it. But as I grow older I am discovering more and more that I […]

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Spirit-filled Church! How do you know?

on January 2, 2016 Awakening, awareness, Fresh Wind, Mission, Revitalization and Tags: , , , , , with 0 comments
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How can you tell if a church is Spirit-filled? Some of our “friends” will quickly say that it is obvious: there is an outward display of the sign gifts of speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, and working of miracles. I am not debating the existence of the cessation of those gifts when I say […]

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Those People!

on December 21, 2015 awareness and Tags: , , , , , , , , with 0 comments

Those People? You know, people like them. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35151967?SThisFB Why do we have a tendency to judge people on the basis of some grouping we can put them in? What is there about the sinful nature of mankind that leads us to speak of some as “those people” as though they are inherently different in their […]

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“Is Allah the same as God in the Bible?”

on December 18, 2015 awareness and Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , with 0 comments

There seems to plethora of blog posts being written on the topic, “Is the god of Islam the same God of Christians?” I might as well weigh in on the topic, in spite of the fact that I try to speak to things that are not simply trending. This topic is an important topic, and […]

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Missional Dreams: Eddie Hancock’s Testimony

on December 16, 2015 awareness, Discipleship, Mission and Tags: , , , , , with 0 comments

Our Journey to the Uttermost Parts We have dreams. The broad strokes are clear in the Bible, stated as certainties, not possibilities or probabilities. Certainties. “You will be my witnesses.” Our church, First Southern Baptist, Caldwell, Idaho, has been pressing into those certainties confident that there we can share to a different people the abundant […]

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My Big ASK Question!

on December 16, 2015 awareness, Mission and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

I was excited to arrive at the church service Sunday and discover I had been given a Big Ask Pen and three invitation cards. I have given out of two of the cards already this week, inviting people (ASKING) to join us in church. I love my church for a lot of reasons. One is […]

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