Rejoicing in Your Father

Many people see God through many different lenses. They see Him as Creator or the Rule Giver. Unfortunately, some see Him as this master puppeteer controlling every movement of the world. Some people don’t see Him at all. I believe one of the most important lenses through which we can see and have intimacy with God is seeing Him as …

The Power of Trinitarian Prayer

As you step into intimacy with each member of the Trinity (The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), your prayer life will be affected in a positive way. But this idea often causes people to question, “Who should I pray to? And Is it okay to pray to all three persons?” The answer is, certainly because all three persons are one …

Advancing the Kingdom of God

Advancing the kingdom of God was the mission of Jesus. Throughout His ministry (from the time of His inaugural sermon in Mark 1 to His ascension in Acts 1), Jesus declared that His powers and wisdom were the results of His citizenship in the kingdom. In Matthew 13, Jesus shared seven parables describing various attributes of the kingdom of God. …

Opinions, Truth, and Identity

A straw poll is an unofficial measure of public opinion. The first known straw poll, which spawned the modern polling industry, was taken in 1824 and showed that Andrew Jack- son would beat John Quincy Adams for the presidency of the United States. In 1936, George Gallup applied more scientific means to polling and correctly predicted Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidential …

The Most Important Message

A long time ago, I read a quote somewhere that I’ve never been able to find again but that I’ve never forgotten either. It was one of those lines that so penetrates you, you only have to encounter it once. The quote went something like this: “Every time you preach, do so as if the eternity of men’s souls hangs …

BE-ing before GO-ing

Christianity needs intentional training. We need “veteran” Christians” (those who are experiencing the richness of life in the kingdom of God) to GO forth and invest in the lives of others, discipling them to maturity: disciples making disciples who make disciples. My book GO: Flex Your Story provides training for anyone willing and listening to our Father’s voice to share their unique story …