Sunday Supernaturally: Try a Little Kindness

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.Ephesians 4:32 NKJV Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another. Romans 12:10 NKJV Try a Little Kindness Sometimes I just have to turn off the TV.  The evening news is … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Try a Little Kindness

Sunday Supernaturally: Rich Toward God

And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry." ' But God said to him, 'Fool!  This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?' "So is he who … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Rich Toward God

Sunday Supernaturally: Stay Steady!

[2] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, [3] because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  [4] Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4 NIV) When I pastored my first church, I … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Stay Steady!

Silence? That’s Unacceptable!

Word for the Day: All things to all men. This has been very difficult to write.  I watch the videos of cities being burned, property being destroyed, and the police being vilified, and my flesh wants to fight back. On the other hand, when I hear the phrase “Black lives matter,” I have to say, … Continue reading Silence? That’s Unacceptable!

Racism? That’s Unacceptable!

Word for the Day: It takes a change of Heart Like everyone I know, when I first saw the video of the death of George Floyd, I was appalled.  Afterward, I kept thinking, “What was in that cop’s mind?  What was he thinking or feeling?  How do you just sit there and watch the life … Continue reading Racism? That’s Unacceptable!

That’s Unacceptable! Quit It.

The word for the day: If it’s unacceptable, then quit accepting it! We are living in a toxic atmosphere.  People’s lives can be ripped apart just for posting the wrong thing on Twitter, or Instagram, or whatever.  Every word is scrutinized, and failure to toe the party line (whichever party) can lead to violent backlash.  A … Continue reading That’s Unacceptable! Quit It.

Sunday Supernaturally: Power for a Dark Day

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.”  (Romans 8:26 NLT) This is Pentecost Sunday, the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Church.  … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Power for a Dark Day

From the Pew to the Harvest: Get off the Roller Coaster

Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."(Matthew 9:37-38 NKJV) “From the Pew to the Harvest” is a series of video interviews with individuals whose lives have been impacted Faith Ministry Training Institute or other … Continue reading From the Pew to the Harvest: Get off the Roller Coaster

Sunday Supernaturally: Don’t Do This Alone

And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 NKJV I've spent the last two weeks around pastors.  It’s always a privilege … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Don’t Do This Alone

Man Alive 10: Stable and Consistent

He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. Psalms 112:7 NKJV  In a poll of random acquaintances, I asked the question, “When you hear the term manhood, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?”  I tallied the responses in the hope of identifying characteristics of … Continue reading Man Alive 10: Stable and Consistent