There is such a sweet fellowship at church. It can come from no other place. The gathering together of the saints on Sundays is a sweet, beautiful event where people can talk about their struggles, joys, victories, witnessing encounters, home life, prayers, hopes and dreams. All because we have been united by Christ to God…Read more Fellowship
Acute/Chronic/Redemption Tonight I have acute back pain. I work in aged care so there are multitudes of ways I could have obtained pain in my lower back. But God is able to heal. I know this because He has healed people I know from illnesses, cancer, aches and pains. So I pray that He removes…Read more Pain
What are our priorities as Christian Dad's and men? Are they merely to provide money and give hugs and kisses to our kids at bedtime, or do they go much, much deeper? S. Michael Houdmann from gotquestions.org gives us some insightful wisdom into this matter: "The proper perspective for this leadership comes from Ephesians 5:25–32.…Read more Priorities
Together One of the best ways to learn scripture as a family is simply to do it together! At a couch, dinner table, floor or even out in the backyard around a plate of food. If the whole family's there (even if it's 3 people at the moment) then you have a mini-congregation to share…Read more Teaching kids the Bible
Hi everyone! Today's post is a guest blog I have written for Paul at his wonderful blog "Christianity 201." It is about 'visionary leadership', and the congregation's demand to submit at all costs. A worthwhile look. Check it out here
Is The Bible Sufficient? Many teachers find themselves in a pickle. Do I continue to teach God's word as commanded in scripture, or do I use all of the wacky gimmicks that the more successful churches are pulling to gain more influence, and more congregants? That battle would be intense because of the pressure to…Read more How important is scripture?
There is a growing trend amongst the evangelical landscape to promote, teach and exegete anything to do with our "God-given purpose." This popular teaching involves shouting at the congregation phrases such as, "now is the time!" "You are given a God given purpose in life, your dreams are planted in you and will give birth…Read more My dream/purpose/desire is not what I’m doing right now