My heart – divided by worry, insecurity, uncertainty – was at a loss. It felt like I was emotionally and spiritually paralyzed. There was no means by which I was going to pull myself up by the bootstraps and get out of this one. This was beyond the scale and scope of my own strength and will to press on.
God has given you a specific set of gifts and abilities. While I may not have Matt Chandler's hand motions while I preach, that doesn't negate the gifts He has provided. Don't compare grace, celebrate it.
There's a lack of evangelism in the church - especially in the American church - these days. In a recent podcast interview (clip below) with Charlotte Awake, I talked about one of the root causes of this and the steps we can take to remedy this evangelism void.
Years ago I heard a phrase from JD Greear that has been one of the few quotes that have stuck with me for more than a few weeks: You replicate what you celebrate. Simple phrase but it is a profound reminder - what we make a big deal out of in our ministry will be… Continue reading Celebrate What You Want To Replicate
In the past 17 years I have had the opportunity to lead some amazing teams - both within the church as a student pastor and outside of the church in various para-church organizations. While I am certainly no expert with a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, I have learned quite a bit about leading people and… Continue reading Leadership Lessons – Clarity is the Key
Last week I had the opportunity to go on the Fox News show The Story with Martha McCallum to talk about late term abortion and some of my testimony. If you weren't able to catch it, you can watch the full interview below: https://video.foxnews.com/v/embed.js?id=6001263464001&w=466&h=263Watch the latest video at foxnews.com
Some may say that the Old Testament is an antiquated book that contains cute little Sunday School stories. Others will shove away the thought of a God who judges but also saves a remnant. While some may discard and overlook the Old Testament, Jesus testifies that all Scriptures testify of Him. Every chapter. Every book. The… Continue reading The Scriptures Speak of the Savior
God has a masterful way of molding me through the landmark moments in my life and showing me His character that is revealed in Scripture. When I submitted to Christ, I saw the love of God in a depth that I had never fully understood. When God called me into ministry, I saw the strength… Continue reading 5 Ways To Pray For Your Kids
“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” ~ Matthew 2:1-2 The… Continue reading Day 14 – The Gospel Spreads