Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.' Matthew 16:24 This week is my wife’s and my 22nd wedding anniversary. When I think back on the kid I was 22 years ago, I realize I had absolutely no idea what … Continue reading How Do We Live With Jesus As King?
He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.Psalm 25:9 When Christians think of the Great Commission, hopefully the phrase “make disciples” comes to mind. (Matt 28:19-20) We obey the Great Commission when we make disciples - baptizing people in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and … Continue reading Want To Make Disciples? Consider First How To Be Discipled
We often say to people making big decisions at big moments in life that they’re taking a “step of faith.” Whether it’s taking a new job, starting a new ministry, or moving to a new city, we easily recognize and rightly celebrate big steps of faith like these. But we don’t usually use that same … Continue reading Stepping into Small Moments
“But Dad, it’s only 9 o’clock!” That was my daughter’s excuse one morning when I asked her to do something. In her mind, listening to dad wasn’t something she was obligated to do until maybe 10 or 11am at the earliest. I must have missed that fine print in the parenting manual. Making excuses is … Continue reading Excuses, Excuses – When Our Fears Steal God’s Glory
For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.”Ezra 7:10 I love to study and teach. I love sitting down with the guys I mentor to help them unpack and apply Scripture to their lives. I love the … Continue reading Do As I Say, and As I Do