Author Archives: Matt Dabbs

Time to Listen

11 When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him. 12 When they saw him from a distance, they could hardly recognize him; they began to weep aloud, and they tore their robes and sprinkled dust on their heads. 13 Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was.” – Job 2:11-13

I won’t fill this post with my thoughts. Instead, I want to listen…take a moment of silence for reflection. Please share any way you are hurting or wanting to be heard below. You are loved.

The More I Explore My Faith The More I Realize I Am Not Aligned With My Own Beliefs

I believe in the inspiration of scripture. And. There are times I violate the very things I know it says. I believe in eternal judgment and hell. And. I am not as evangelistic as I should be. I don’t go out of my way to befriend non-believers. I also believe in a loving and graciousContinue Reading

Your Evangelism Is Moving Faster Than People Can Receive It

It finally clicked – the thing that helps make sense out of why evangelism is often so unsuccessful. It goes without saying we cannot be successful at what we don’t try. But when we do try I think we have missed something vitally important that will help us be more effective in reaching people. HereContinue Reading

A Call to Action – An Opportunity to Serve From Home

Are you looking for a way to serve others? Without leaving your home? I just found out that Let’s Start Talking has 50 people on a wait list to learn English through reading the gospels. I told them I would get the word out so I am putting this in front of you to askContinue Reading

Mission Statements

Mission statements can do more harm than good if they are words that don’t have corresponding action. Your mission is not defined by words on a wall or on your church letterhead but by the heart and soul of the culture of your congregation AND the leadership style that undergirds congregational life. A church thatContinue Reading

Who Are You Becoming?

The big debate in developmental psychology was nature vs nurture. How much of our personality and preferences are from our dna and how much is from our upbringing. Twin studies attempted to sort this out – twins separated at birth, etc. The real answer is that both matter. We are wired a certain way butContinue Reading

Five Helpful Books on Church Leadership in The Pandemic

If you lead an organization or a church, you know that the pandemic has brought out our need to be flexible and creative. Whether we like it or not, this season is a time of change and good leaders will navigate their way to the other side successfully…not without failure…but still overall, successfully. Here areContinue Reading

What Any Serious Belief In God Should Drive Us To Do

It is very important we live lives consistent with what we believe. If we say we believe something but don’t live in line with it on some level, how much do we really believe it? If we believe that there is an all powerful, all knowing God of the universe…who created each one of us,Continue Reading

Five Things Needed for A Vibrant Future

1 – Identify gifts in Christians, train specific skills and send to minister. 2 – Get along better with other groups of Christians outside Churches of Christ. 3 – Hold to solid biblical theology – don’t compromise your theology. A watered down theology won’t help us in the long run. 4 – Make disciples whoContinue Reading

Intellectual Integrity & Intellectual Honesty

Whatever it is you believe, you need to lean into with everything you have. If your beliefs aren’t worth being questioned, they aren’t worth being believed. The first sentence is intellectual integrity and the second is intellectual honesty. How many Christians say they believe in God but don’t live like it? That is lacking integrity.Continue Reading

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