Posts from June 2019

You’re Not Going to Believe This

One of the teams we sent out this summer headed to Uganda last week. Since arriving, much of their time has been invested in loving people in a huge Sudanese refugee camp. The team of 25 accompanies Sudanese believers and goes into the camp to pray, to love, to honor and to share the good news about Jesus. We don’t take food or money, just love. What happened yesterday…

Burgers, Bacon and the Kingdom of God

One of the things I love most about summer is that for most of us, it represents vacation time or at least a slower pace of life. I love going to the pool with friends or grilling out (Debbie makes this awesome burger: 50% ground beef, 50% bacon—wow, just wow.) In the Kingdom of God, though, summer can be so much more! Jesus loves to take all the things we love about…

Hide the Word in Your Heart

 One of the challenges I want you to join me in this summer is memorizing scripture. As we walk through Colossians, I want you to pick one verse from each week’s reading plan and commit it to memory. Filling your mind with scripture is like saving money for a rainy day: When it’s needed, it’s right there. As you find 10 verses to memorize over the course of…

True Not True

Even in the earliest days of the Church after the Holy Spirit came to live within those who trust Jesus, the Church had to guard against false teachings put forward by passionate, convincing heretics. These false teachers were called Gnostics (pronounced “nah-stick”) and taught that to be truly enlightened a person needed a special, higher knowledge that could only be…

What You Really Need

Good communication is at the root of every intimate relationship we have. This is also true for our relationship with Jesus. Our soul desperately needs to hear his spiritual voice. In fact, we can’t follow Jesus or really know him without this. When we (and our kids) begin to experience Jesus speaking through the Holy Spirit and the Word, our relationship with him comes…

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