Last Sunday what I saw at church was nothing short of a miracle. I saw heaven breaking into earth here and now. Every church planter can see it, too, if we have eyes to see.
How to Love One Another
God gives his love to us and wants to perfect it in people like you and me. THis is what it means to love one another.
The Kingdom of God is a Break-in
We need to ask ourselves if our gospel is an invitation for others to join the jail-break or join the break-in, because the Kingdom of God is “breaking in.”
The Secret Beauty of Forgiveness
Nothing quite ruins a fancy dinner like an hysterical woman. Polite conversation stops and (for a while) we all pretend not to notice. Then someone finally speaks up because her behavior is unacceptable. That’s what happened when a man named Simon, a proper and meticulous Pharisee, invited Jesus to dinner. Simon was concerned about decorum,…
Jesus Loves the Unlovely – Shouldn’t We?
Part of his true beauty is that Jesus loves the unlovely. I’m drawn to him because he not only cleansed the lepers: he reached out his hand touched them even when everyone else demanded that they shout “Unclean!” He not only healed their skin, he received them kindly. I want that kind of heart.When the…
The Difference Between Joy and Happiness
We seek happiness even though joy is within reach. This is why we (especially church planters) need to know the difference between joy and happiness.