This is an unprecedented Easter...no one anticipated celebrating THIS DAY in our pajamas at home. And while we couldn’t have predicted a pandemic: none of it caught God by surprise! While we don’t desire to spend Easter sheltered in place...I can’t think of a better time for the HOPE found in the message of Easter. … Continue reading IT IS FINISHED!
Gideon is an unlikely hero that God transform from a fearful coward to a fearless "mighty man of valor". The reality is that we will either be overcome because of our fear OR over-comers because of our faith. In Judges 7, we learn that God loves to work in the realm of the impossible. God will often … Continue reading Faith Is Our Victory
A little can become a lot with Jesus. There's not a more powerful story that embodies this principle than the story of the widow's offering in Mark 12 & Luke 21. Mark 12:41-44 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a … Continue reading Sacrificial Grace Calls For Sacrificial Generosity
One of the greatest miracles Jesus ever performed is found in Mark 6:34-44. It's the feeding of the 5000. There are so many lessons in this story…we see the deity of Jesus on full display, we see the compassion of Jesus on the crowd, we see Jesus as the Good Shepherd meeting both spiritual & physical needs of seekers. But there’s … Continue reading Open Handed Generosity
The reality is that most people want to be more generous and want to give more than they do. The main reason we don't is because we feel like we can't. Far too many of us are caught in a Cycle of Scarcity. When God supplies, the first thing we do is CONSUME. We spend what ever comes in … Continue reading How To Be More Generous