Jesus Didn’t Say “Go and Plant Churches”

“16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing […]

Making Jesus the Alpha and Omega Of Your Life

As we discipline ourselves to focus on Jesus, Jesus needs to permeate the thoughts of our day. It is helpful to try to make Jesus the first thought of your day and the last. When your eyes open in the morning, think of Jesus. When your eyes close at night, think of Jesus. He is […]

The Greatest Thing You Can Do in 2023

Paul knew Jesus. He experienced him personally on the road to Damascus. Paul was inspired. Paul had the Spirit. Paul had visions. Paul knew Jesus but there was still much to learn and Paul’s deep desire was to come to know Him more! Paul wrote this about knowing Jesus, “But whatever were gains to me […]

Discipleship Is Not A Program – So What Is It?

There seems to be a confusion of definitions when it comes to defining discipleship. People want to define discipleship as all the things they are already doing. And what churches are already doing are typically programmatic. Let’s be clear – Discipleship is not a sermon or a Bible class. Discipleship is most likely not your […]

The Formative Power of the Wilderness in Discipleship

Are you struggling with no end in sight? There is a name for what you are going through. What you are facing is the Wilderness. Here are some examples of wilderness wanderings we find ourselves in today For some reason the wilderness seems more apparent in your 40s than in your 20s. There is good […]

We Meet God on the Dance Floor Of Prayer

What if we really prayed about just about everything? What if we so relied on God’s help that we had something to say to him in any situation? You might only do this if you think God is talking. Who listens to someone you don’t think is speaking? In every situation there is something we […]

Many Church Divisions Are Caused By the Same Thing

We tend to think churches split over disagreements on issues but typically churches split over personalities rather than issues. The issues are the symptom. The personality problems are the underlying cause. Most church divisions could be avoided if we could get the personalities out of the ways…the factions and subgroups…those who follow Paul vs Apollos […]

Tips for Recording Sermons for Livestream, Facebook, and YouTube

With so many preachers now preaching to empty rooms while we are all maintaining distance during the COVID-19 pandemic I would like to share a few ideas to help you get up and running to record and stream your services to continue to get a weekly message from the Bible to your congregation. Video – […]

Coronavirus and a Gospel Bigger Than Dying and Going to Heaven

If we think the biblical gospel is getting sins forgiven to die and go to heaven we won’t think the gospel has much to do with our present coronavirus crises. If dying and going to heaven is the gospel, why did Jesus heal people and hold up the gospel process of getting them to heaven? […]