Category: Ministry

Rich, Now or Later

1 Timothy 6:17-19 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to […]

Hebrews 11

Some people call Hebrews 11 the “Hall of Faith.” I wondered for quite a while when I was being stretched from average church member to expecter of the miraculous, why the writer was bragging on these heroes regarding their faith when their ends included being cut in two, being whipped, beaten, poor, living in caves […]

Your Provision, Your Preparation

Joshua 13:14 Only to the tribe of Levi he had given no inheritance; the sacrifices of the Lord God of Israel made by fire are their inheritance, as He said to them. NKJV Deuteronomy 10:9 Therefore Levi has no portion nor inheritance with his brethren; the Lord is his inheritance, just as the Lord your […]

Well-Equipped Saints

The silliest of people who have learned how to listen to the Spirit of God and obey Him will do greater exploits and win more and greater prizes than the greatest of the wise who are only wise in light of the wisdom of the world. The wisdom of the world may be able to […]

Huffing, Puffing and Building

We know that knowledge puffs up and that love builds up (1 Corinthians 8). Still, what we prefer to offer to unbelievers and new believers is information instead of the costly commodity called agape. What makes new believers into disciples is fitting into a family through real relationships. They need accountability through relationships. They need to […]

Seriously…

If you are going to fly, you have to overcome some things. My new puppy thinks that she can fly. She really can get airborne, but she can’t stay there. She hasn’t completely overcome gravity yet. The flying deck is stacked against you – unless you can overcome drag and gravity, both of which have […]

Over in the Gloryland

Could it be that we have not found the ends of the earth with either the good news about salvation or the good news about the Kingdom of heaven because our favorite songs have been about us longing to be in heaven rather than about our God already being in the earth? I have studied […]

Always a Bigger Picture

1 Corinthians 12:4-26 (6,7) There are different gifts, different arenas in which they are useful, and different kinds of work that the Holy Spirit wants to empower us to do. There is only one Spirit giving all the different gifts and ministries. The Holy Spirit is manifested (revealed or unveiled) in each believer through gift and […]

Fearwall

You need a firewall if you have a computer. It stops some stupid people from being able to destroy or steal your stuff. You rarely need a fearwall, though. Hiding until things look easier or safer or more respectable is usually not the path to your awesome destiny. Gideon could not become who the angel said […]

Sacrifices

2 Corinthians 12:14-15 Look, I am ready this third time to come and visit you; and I will not be a burden to you; for it is not what you own that I want, but you! Children are not supposed to save up for their parents, but parents for their children. And as for me, […]

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