And when you go into a household, greet it. If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from … Continue reading Shake That Dust!
Building People of Substance for Works of Power Many years ago, I knew a fella who was an extremely gifted worship leader. I mean the guy could take a room full of people into the presence of God and leave them there. He just could. He was also extremely likeable. These attributes combined to lead … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Character Matters
The next two weeks are a big deal for the United States. Don't drop the ball: VOTE! Evaluate each candidate, not by what they say on TV ads, but by what they have actually done in public office. What do they do to protect the right of Israel to exist? How do they vote regarding … Continue reading I Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: Vote! My God, Man, Vote.
"And God confirmed the message by giving signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit whenever He chose." (Hebrews 2:4 NLT) Advertise Your Attractions I have a fascination with interesting signs. I got tickled when I saw the sign at the exit off 890 in Schenectady. The header was “Attractions.” Under … Continue reading Signs that Make You Wonder
Praying for God to give us leadership at the national level. Gleaning from several sources, I found the definition of leadership to be a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. A leader leads by inspiration and … Continue reading Looking for Leadership
I came out of my office the other night about a half hour before service. In addition to the usual flutter of early birds preparing for ministry, there was a new covey gathered in the back of the sanctuary. About 20 folks were lined up in front of a table full of plastic bags, energy … Continue reading The Nature of Leadership
I see by the morning gab that I am supposed to dislike Rick Perry because he is stupid. We know this because he said that it would be almost treasonous to print fiat currency for the sole purpose of manipulating an election in the middle of a national crisis. Then he implied that he thinks … Continue reading Are You Just Stupid Like Rick?
So we have a massive shortage of apples in our country. If we want apples we have two basic choices. We can buy or borrow apples and place them around the country. If we want to maintain the illusion that we are producing apples, we can simply hang them in trees and let folks come … Continue reading We don’t have a “jobs” problem
When a professional golfer wants to work on his game he hires a swing coach. This guy’s function is to break down every minute detail of the way the player swings his club from the moment he steps up to the ball until it is flying down the fairway. He finds and corrects the tiniest … Continue reading Don’t Miss the Point
I noticed this week that the National Football League and the players manged to hash out an agreement over which of the rich people would get the most money. One day they met for over 13 hours. When they were interviewed they were generally discrete, respectful, and professional. These are guys who get paid to run into each other in … Continue reading Who do you want in charge?