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All Things to All People Everyday

This is what I am saying today.  What is normal for missionaries in any culture should be normative for us in reaching our culture.  Rather than be with the lost, we distance ourselves from them.  Rather than live the culture, we create a counter-culture in the church and we live in our little bubble.  The…

Passion Steroids

In this past weekend’s message, the Apostle Paul challenged us with his passion for gospel ministry.  He wrote in 9:15 that “he would rather die than….”  The sentence’s silent ending speaks eloquently of his zeal and earnestness for the gospel.  I concluded that, “The world is dying for something to believe in and the gospel…

Forgiveness Quiz

My friend Chris Brauns is the author of Unpacking Forgiveness.  He has an interesting “Forgiveness Quiz” you may want to check out along with his book.

Passion for the Great Commission

You may be sitting here thinking, I’m not an apostle and Jesus didn’t appear to me on the road to Damascus, how does this relate to me?  Paul shows four necessary qualities for any person or any church that will ever reach its community for Christ.  We will only see two today. Passion The word…