When Jesus Came to Dinner
For wherever two or three people come together in my name, I am there, right among you!" Matthew 18:20 (Philips)
Have you ever taken the time to read through the gospels with the sole intent of finding out what it was like to have a meal with Jesus?
It is absolutely fascinating because no matter where he was, . . .
Moved with Compassion...
Once a week, Keith Giles and I do a little podcast that he posts to the web. We decided early on that we were going to make it as informal and conversational as possible, so we usually don't decide on the topic until the day of the podcast. Last week we decided to talk about 'Compassion.' That topic appeared on our radar as a . . .
Renovation of the Heart - A Meditation
Those of you that know me, know that I am a huge fan of Dallas Willard. Recently I picked up his book, Renovation of the Heart: Putting On the Character of Christ. In it he discusses what I consider to be one of the most profound challenges facing the believer and church today -- how we can genuinely and powerfully experience and express the . . .
But, I'm not "Done"...
My last post, What's a "Done" to do? seems to have stirred up quite a bit of conversation.
Some had never heard of the term "Done" as a reference to how believers might be categorized, and found themselves identifying with the description. Others felt that I was elevating the "Done state" above a . . .
What's a "Done" to do?
There seems to be a new 'tribe' out there...and I might be part of it!
There is no end to the desire to identify and categorize groups of people. It is how advertisers target campaigns and now how churches develop programs. In the evangelical world we have: the churched, the unchurched, the seekers, the 'Nones', and . . .
But mine is made of lead and covered with fire ants!
Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple." Luke 14:27
An irrefutable, indisputable, undeniable characteristic of being his disciple is carrying a cross. And not just any old cross...one that God has specifically designed and ordained just for me, and me only, to carry. And if we look . . .
That we may present every man complete in Christ.
Who's in your "Ten"?
We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me. Col. 1:28-29
Every now and then I see something, or hear something, that just really bothers . . .