Monthly Archives: February 2011

Evangelism

Evangelism is an interesting subject.  If you’re a Christian, you probably feel pressure to in some way take part in it.  If you’re not a Christ-follower you probably feel pressure to avoid anyone who feels pressure to in some way … Continue reading

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True Success

How do we define “success” in ministry?  How do we measure the success of a ministry, pastor, or local church?  I presume that normal people probably don’t think about these kinds of questions, but if you’re in vocational ministry, these … Continue reading

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Get Relevant

In church ministry a constant adage encourages us to “make the gospel relevant to people living in today’s culture.”  Being culturally relevant could be likened to a sacred badge of honor we all seek.  I think we believe that as we “get … Continue reading

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Narnia: The Last Day

The final paragraph of the final Narnia book by C.S. Lewis gives us a beautiful picture of what lies ahead… “And as [Aslan] spoke, He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen … Continue reading

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When God Says “Light”

One of my favorite passages in all of Scripture is what is known as “The Prologue” in John’s Gospel; John 1:1-18.  He begins in John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the … Continue reading

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A “Yes” To Every Prayer

I received a question the other day about a couple tricky Scriptures that have to do with prayer.  The question was on these two verses in John: John 14:13   13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief

I love baseball.  I’ve played and followed it since I was 5 years old.  One of the great stories of the last few years in the baseball world is the story of Josh Hamilton.  In his autobiography, Beyond Belief, he … Continue reading

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Belong to a church???

I’m currently editing my thoughts for this Sunday’s message on Ephesians 2:19-22.  My title is “Roots,” and my plan is to articulate and support the point that “You grow when you’re planted.”  I believe this passage in Ephesians 2, as … Continue reading

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The Space for Grace

There is a gap in every one of us between who we are and who we should be.  Maybe it’s the gap that sin creates.  In psychology it may be termed as the gap between the “real” self and the … Continue reading

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Catching Peace and Joy

I have been the victim of a line of thought lately concerning the relationship between peace and joy.  Peace and joy are both experiences for which every human being has a longing.  But what are they?  As much as each … Continue reading

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