When somebody tells me, “Don’t worry, God is in control,” too often that’s an excuse to be passive. What does that phrase really mean?
God Does His Greatest Work Through Acts of Simple Obedience
God can accomplish more through one act of simple obedience than the most talented leaders can accomplish in a lifetime on their own.
Hearing God – Are You Sure You Want to Know His Will?
How can you know for sure if you are hearing God? As church planters we want to follow his directions—but how do we know?
Listening is the Beginning of Hearing (Especially Now)
Listening is the beginning of hearing. What is God saying to you today? I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants— but let them not turn to folly. (Psalm 85:8) Through the Scriptures. Through creation. Through those that you live with. Through the Wise of…
The Tragedy of Sparing Others From Biblical Obedience
Pastors, we do no one any favors by sparing them biblical obedience. As a pastor of a young church, I’m often tempted to soften the call to obedience and excuse it by “playing the long game.”