October 2, 2023

Hear the Word, See the Solution Let me take the liberty to write devotionally, and somewhat personally, from this Passage. At times, traditional hermeneutics do not yield the same ramifications that a Passage may offer, just as a raw story. At times, the story applies itself, and this one has done just that today. When an attendant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, an army with horses and chariots was all around the... Read more

September 30, 2023

The Ordinances of Fellowship Acts 2.42-47 In this passage we have a snapshot of what the church should look like. It serves as a pattern and outline for the life of the local church. The Church represents the community of God on earth. The Church is not an organization as much as it is a living organism. We are members of the Body of Christ. The church is pictured here as a group of believers who are not only involved in... Read more

September 23, 2023

This is simply a collection of thoughtful, unrelated sayings, but then again, so is Proverbs. I was talking with a church leader who was asking me about my marital situation. There’s a real anxiety that this could turn out bad. Almost like a declaration he confidently stated: “God is still God over divorce. It’s not His 1st choice, but He is still Sovereign.” I am moving up the road. My General Manager is trying to get me transferred to our... Read more

September 21, 2023

Wednesday Through Sunday Night breaks upon us. Sometimes fatigue at the end of the day can be mistaken for weariness. One has to make a distinction between the two. One is the common reward of a hard day’s work. The latter is a condition of the soul. I have generally felt fatigue between Wednesdays and Sundays. Thursday through Saturday seems like a long stretch of time with a lot of work. If I become weary and weakened in the fight,... Read more

September 14, 2023

A Word on Hope From a Surprising Source Recently, I was in a discussion with a Supervisor at work about current work opportunities, professional development, and advancement. I normally count it an honor to speak to a Supervisor candidly, and even more of an honor whenever one takes the time to share nuggets of wisdom. These people are busy. Every moment counts when they’re on the clock. However, the corporate culture must hold onto relationship-building as a core value, because... Read more

September 13, 2023

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalm 37.4, NLT Take delight To “Take delight” is not only a verb, the verbal tense is in the imperative. In other words, we are commanded to “Take delight…” What if we have no choice other than to delight ourselves in the Lord? Take delight is a primitive verb, meaning it’s a root word. It can mean to be soft or pliable. It’s generally an effeminate verb. It... Read more

September 9, 2023

Spirit Filled Community TOC Table of Contents (TOC) The 2 Great Assumptions | Spirit Filled Community, pt. 1 CLICK Christ’s Authority | Spirit Filled Community, pt. 2 CLICK The Spirit’s Power | Spirit Filled Community, pt. 3 CLICK Steadfast Unity | Spirit Filled Community, pt. 4 CLICK Growth | Spirit Filled Community, pt. 5 CLICK Sharing Their Lives | Spirit Filled Community, pt. 6 CLICK Sharing a Common Life | Spirit Filled Community, pt. 7 CLICK Worship | Spirit Filled Community, pt. 8 CLICK Mystery &... Read more

September 8, 2023

Mystery & Wonder | Spirit Filled Community, pt. 9.b To read Mystery & Wonder | Spirit Filled Community, pt. 9.a CLICK II. PETER AND JOHN STAND THE TEST Peter and John are whisked away from the crowd before the altar call of 5,000 souls (4.1-3). They’re set before the religious elite, the Sanhedrin: Pharisees, Sadducees, and Scribes (4.5-7). These are the ones who put Christ to death. Peter and John are questioned by these jealous leaders. Then Peter, filled with the Holy... Read more

August 31, 2023

Mystery & Wonder | Spirit Filled Community, pt. 9.a There are many indescribable moments in Acts 1-5. And all the people saw him walking and praising God: And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. Acts 3.9-10 A couple of terms have been generally used to describe moments like this: mystery and wonder. A leading theologian,... Read more

August 24, 2023

Worship | Spirit Filled Community, pt. 8 Think about the history of worship in the last couple generations You may have heard about the hippie movement that started in the 1960’s. American music went through the Big Band Era in the 1930’s and 40’s [love it]. Rock and roll started in the 50’s as bands scaled down and guitars were used more. Then the 60’s came along and we’re still trying to figure out what happened. Music was changed radically, everything was. Have... Read more

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