The Great Commission is our Everyday Mission

What comes to mind when you think about the Great Commission? Many followers of Jesus feel intimidated because it's the "great" commission. They think because it's "great" it must be meant for "great" Christians. That's simply not the case. The commission is “great” because it has to do with the gospel…not WHO it was given to. The Great Commission … Continue reading The Great Commission is our Everyday Mission

Love…Upward, Inward, And Outward

Currently, I'm teaching a series at Freedom Bible Church called "Like Jesus". As followers of Jesus...our Biblical mandate is to imitate Him. We are called to walk like Jesus, think like Jesus, and act like Jesus. Thankfully the Gospels show us a pattern for how to do just that.  Jesus was NEVER less than God … Continue reading Love…Upward, Inward, And Outward

Can churches grow insiders and reach outsiders?

I’m taking a little time off for the next couple of weeks, so I’m going to be posting some of my more popular posts. Call it a “greatest hits”…not that I’m saying my writing is great, these simply have gotten the most hits. Thanks for reading my blog. Feel free to share these on Twitter, … Continue reading Can churches grow insiders and reach outsiders?

Live Like Christ

I was reading J. I. Packer’s devotional, Knowing God’s Purpose For Your Life, the other day and thought I’d share his thoughts on our call to live like Christ. "In Christ believers are involved in a process of character change. The Holy Spirit and Christ now indwell them to transform them into Christ’s likeness. Christ … Continue reading Live Like Christ

Creating Spiritual Rhythms

As followers of Christ, we must take personal responsibility to grow in our relationship with God. The truth is that spiritual growth doesn’t just happen. It involves the intentional practice of spiritual rhythms to help you connect with God on a regular basis. When it comes to my relationship with God, I have daily, weekly, … Continue reading Creating Spiritual Rhythms