“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19) In the Great Commission, we find our marching orders. The mission of the church is to make disciples who make disciples who…..make disciples. Jesus did not simply say this to the apostles. He did not simply say this to pastors and church leaders. He gave […]Read More Helping One Another Follow Jesus
We have all heard it before. You pass someone you know and ask them, “how’s it going?” or “how ya doing?” Answer: “fine.” Or….. “I’m fine thanks.” There are other go-to responses to that question, but “I’m fine” tends to be among the most popular. Steph and I had the opportunity to attend a pastors conference […]Read More Stop saying “I’m fine!”
In a few weeks, our son John will turn 1. The pace of his growth has been breathtaking, but especially of late. It seems like every week, he reaches a new milestone. It has been fascinating (and fun) for my wife and I to watch this remarkable growth, along with the growth of our twin […]Read More Are You Growing in Your Walk With the Lord?
If we were honest with ourselves, most of us would admit there are times where we wonder – how could God let this happen? Whether it is an earthquake where thousands of people die or a family member who is sick, we wonder, why is God allowing this to happen? My intention is not to […]Read More God’s Work in Suffering
“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk.” (1 Peter 2:2) So what exactly is “pure spiritual milk”? The apostle Peter makes it clear that we are to have an intense longing for this milk, but we know he is not literally referring to the “milk” that we drink. The answer is, the Word […]Read More Longing for God