ALWAYS LEARNING

We read in the book of Proverbs, “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance” (Proverbs 1:5).   Anyone who knows me knows that I love learning. My daddy always told me, “The moment you stop learning, you just died – whether physically or spiritually.”   So, with…

BE FAITHFUL TO YOUR CHURCH

One of the best things you can do, for such a time, is be faithful to church.   A study conducted by Barna Research this past spring showed that just over 1/3 of churchgoers were faithfully attending before the pandemic. Since… 14% switched churches; 32% stopped attending completely; 18% starting viewing services from multiple churches.…

MOUNTAINS

“The Lord has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of us – to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah‬ 6:8)   These are important words of ‘how’ to live in this life.   We all face mountains. Adversities. Obstacles that require…

TRANSFORMATION

I read this past week – “It’s not that the atheists have stopped taking their belief serious as much as the atheists now think the Christians don’t really take their Christianity seriously.”   Reread that – again and again. Talk about an inditement! And yet, I think greater still, we need to ask ourselves the…

WHY MULTIPLICATION

This is a time of reassessing and revisiting the ‘why’ we believe in church multiplication. A fresh wind is so needed, embracing reproduction and sending forth leaders, multipliers, into His harvest. Consider the instruction, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord… to send out” (Matthew 9:37-38). What…

CHURCH DAILY

When, and how, did we get to church being simply a weekend event? When did it become an option on the buffet of our possible “wants” – where we get to choose whether it is something we are craving or not?   Here’s the deal, God never intended that Sunday was to be a “to…

PUT INTO PRACTICE

How do we get better at something? Now, think about that – really. To get better, we need to practice. Whether it be free-throws or forgiveness. Whether it be riding a bike or encouraging others. It all takes practice.   Many of you know I love playing the guitar, and it all began in the…

LIVING GLAD

Every day, people, circumstances, and life provide opportunity for us to be irritated, frustrated, and downright mad. And if we’re honest, it seems everyone testified to the convenience of being offended – but why do we? And why would we want to stay that way?   “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words,…

IN THE WORD

A recent study by the center of Bible Engagement, polled 40,000 people from ages 8 to 80. The study was to determine if reading the Word of God made a difference in someone’s life. What they found was amazing.   They discovered that if a person was in the Bible (more than just reading it)…