Patience is a virtue. Ever heard that? I have. And I hate it. Mostly because I struggle with it. I was praying about patience in my life this morning and started thinking about this simple statement. Patience is a virtue. We all know what patience is. It is the capacity, habit, or act of.....
November 8th, 1970. A date that many of you weren't alive in. The rest of you probably don't remember it. It wasn't a special date. For most people. Unless you are named Tom Dempsey.....
Unfocused: I heard something yesterday that made me laugh. It was from a guy that was at a charity auction. There were a bunch of wealthy people there all bidding on these high dollar items to raise money for the kids at a hospital. These.....
I was up in Rockford Illinois last week. I lived there for a few years during high school and was brought up to speak to their youth group. I love going there. Always good to do ministry.....
If you don't know what has been going on with Chick-Fil-A in the last couple weeks, first crawl out from under your rock, second open a new window and google it....
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I am working with my father when I am not traveling right now. He is a children's pastor (and a dang good one), that is morphing the way he does ministry. This past week I gave the lesson to the kids. It was a seemingly simple message about Moses getting the Israelites out of Egypt. But the theme was determination. As I spoke to the kids I realized how great of a message that is. You see in the church we get a lot of messages about grace, and faith. But seems to me we don't get many messages that are based on the character God calls us to have.
- What about Gideon fighting with 300 men?
- What about David against the giant?
- What about Stephen against the pharisee's?
- What about Martin Luther versus the established religion?
- What about you fighting your own conscience?
- How many missions pledges have been forgotten?
- How many coworkers have you quit witnessing to?
- How many churches have been walked away from?
- How many ministries have fallen by the wayside?