What is ministry? A question I've pondered quite a bit since I first became a Christian in 2008. The Western Church's definition of ministry is essentially a vocational office held by a paid, educated professional. But what's the definition within the context of Scripture--especially that of the New Testament? Typically, when we hear the word ministry, we think... Continue Reading →
Hello folks! Sorry it's been awhile since I've published anything on this site. My wife, Heather, and I have been extremely busy. We've also been learning a lot about Jesus and walking with Him as a couple. I do plan on continuing to contribute to this blog. In fact, I have a lot of ideas... Continue Reading →
"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32 NIV) This is a common saying among many believers and non-believers alike. I've used it many times. Though, to be honest, I just thought it sounded good...and spiritual. You know, Jesus said it, so it must mean something. But I... Continue Reading →
In Scripture, we, the church, are described in several different phrases: the body of Christ, the ekklesia, the assembly, fellowship of the Firstborn, and a few others. But one particular phrase I’ve kind-of always had a hard time with (up until recently) was Bride of Christ, or the Wife of the Lamb. Namely, because I... Continue Reading →
Lately, I have been struck deeply by a part of God’s nature that it is literally transforming my life and walk, both in spiritual matters, and in “day-to-day” matters. It is the nature of God’s pleasure and in His delightfulness. There is a vast, and indeed infinite, amount of joy to be experienced in His wonderful, boundless love!
”...’Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’...there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” (Luke 15:6b-7) I have learned a lot during my 28 years of life. A lot of good things. A lot of fruitful things--many unfruitful... Continue Reading →
Jesus took on all sin and hung that sin (our sin) on that wooden cross (a pole, if you will). And that wooden pole (the cross) has the power to overcome the serpents bite.
"You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas and the currents swirled about me, all your waves and breakers swept over me." (Jonah 2:3) "...but you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit." (Jonah 2:6) The previous post, The Mark of Brokenness, I gave a general outline on the mark... Continue Reading →
Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. (John 12:24) Winter is coming--very slowly here in Texas, I must add, but it is coming nonetheless. All the life that came with Spring all... Continue Reading →