Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Keep on Singin’

Building People of Substance for Works of Power When I first attended a Holy Spirit church back in 1980, the initial shock was the worship. One guy led it on a keyboard. It was upbeat. The people clapped and raised their hands. They occasionally sang in some foreign language, and it was downright eerie. Instead … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Keep on Singin’

Pouring Out the Love of God

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5 NKJV As I have loved you... What a great idea! My hope is sure because God has poured His love into my heart. The phrase “the love … Continue reading Pouring Out the Love of God

Man Alive: Inner Strength

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 KJV Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NLT Hebrews 12:1 In a poll of random acquaintances, I asked the question, “When you hear the term … Continue reading Man Alive: Inner Strength

Sunday Supernaturally: Open Pit

The world of the dead is hungry for them, and it opens its mouth wide. It gulps down the nobles of Jerusalem along with the noisy crowd of common people. Everyone will be disgraced, and all who are proud will be humbled. But the LORD Almighty shows his greatness by doing what is right, and … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Open Pit

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Priorities for Preachers

Building People of Substance for Works of Power Judy and I went out for tacos the other day. We went to a favorite spot and enjoyed carne asada, carnitas, and a fabulous cheese crisp. The place was quite busy and the atmosphere jovial. At one point, I visited the men’s room. It only has room … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Priorities for Preachers

Drinking from the River

How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings. You feed them from the abundance of your own house, letting them drink from your river of delights. For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see. Psalms 36:7-9 NLT Last week was … Continue reading Drinking from the River

Sunday Supernaturally: Dig Deep

Someone's thoughts may be as deep as the ocean, but if you are smart, you will discover them. (Proverbs 20:5 CEV) Proverbs 20:5 CEV) Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a breakfast for pastors and ministry leaders.  The topic of the day was “Write the Vision.” As part of the exercise, 5 people shared … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Dig Deep