Making Sense of Tragedy

When tragedy occurs, our minds spin and questions arise like combatants – resisting the initial news. Who? What? When? Where? With every layer we are relieved or more emotionally embroiled. Who? – “Well it wasn’t my child.” When? – “Couldn’t have been!” Slowly the pixels of information form a picture in our mind which informs…

God’s Desire for Us

God wastes nothing. Everything you have gone through will turn to His glory! Everything. With your whole life, you are destined to praise Him. “You have heard of the endurance of Job…and the end intended by the Lord!” This gap between the gospel we preach and the gospel we practice[1]is like a Grand Canyon. We…

The Inner Storm

Jesus calmed the storm! And with the resulting tranquil sea, the disciples must have been in the midst of mentally processing His challenge to their faith as they quietly arrived on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee. The specific region was settled by gentiles, called Gadarenes, and was near Gadara, the capital of…

The Outer Storm

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the anticipation of Hurricane Irma here on the east coast, the next several weeks we will look at the idea of outer and inner storms – an inner renewal to find faith and peace. Do we calm the outer storm, to bring peace to the inner;…

Prayer Evangelism Ideas

The fourth dimension to a local church prayer ministry is prayer evangelism. The energy of prayer needs to be turned outward, toward the community and the world. This is prayer evangelism. Avenues to heighten prayer evangelism: Adopt the Moravian principle, “No one works, unless someone prays.” Make prayer the essential to every effort. Anything not…