Grateful for Our Heritage

Building People of Substance for Works of Power Recently, I had the privilege of attending a luncheon for grads of our old Bible school. The speaker was a man I have known ever since we were students. He taught a class that I enjoyed and has since lived a fruitful life of faith. In the … Continue reading Grateful for Our Heritage

We Need Accurate Feedback

Building People of Substance for Works of Power [19] “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, [20] “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even … Continue reading We Need Accurate Feedback

We Need Family

Building People of Substance for Works of Power Not long after we returned to in-person church, I noticed a mother and daughter sitting in the front row before service. The chairs were still spaced for social distancing (it seemed more asocial to me), so they were in an abbreviated 3-seat grouping. The adolescent daughter was … Continue reading We Need Family

Don’t Settle for Performance

Building People of Substance for Works of Power I know none of you have ever been ready to quit, but I sure have. After we left our first church with our tails between our legs, I was ready to call the whole ministry thing off. We were just broken. I took a good job at … Continue reading Don’t Settle for Performance

Let’s Build a Better Burger

Building People of Substance for Works of Power I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the … Continue reading Let’s Build a Better Burger

Don’t be Digitally Deluded

Building People of Substance for Works of Power A few weeks ago, I was hungry for some good carne asada. It had been a long time since we had ventured out to our favorite Mexican place, so Judy agreed very quickly, “Let’s go!” It was a Monday, a day on which many restaurants are closed. … Continue reading Don’t be Digitally Deluded

Let the leaders lead.

Building People of Substance for Works of Power Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they not say that you are out of your mind? But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person … Continue reading Let the leaders lead.

Who Gets the Glory?

Building People of Substance for Works of Power When we first got into the Charismatic movement, there was a lady who was billed as a prophetess. She appeared on several Christian shows and had a considerable following. Her meetings were well-attended. At one point she gave a “word” predicting in some detail the imminent destruction … Continue reading Who Gets the Glory?

Who do you trust?

Building People of Substance for Works of Power Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, … Continue reading Who do you trust?