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

Church Supernaturally: But BE!

So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking Him, "Lord, has the time come for You to free Israel and restore our kingdom?" He replied, "The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy … Continue reading Church Supernaturally: But BE!

Out of the Abundance of the Heart

Building People of Substance for Works of Power The political media has been rambling on about the surge of populism in the world, particularly in the United States and Europe. From the Tea Party and Trump, to the Brexit movement in Britain and the Yellow Vests in France, regular people are irritated and taking political … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart

Sunday Blessing: Haulin’ Water

The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy! Springs will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will water the wasteland. The parched ground will become a pool, and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land. Marsh grass and reeds and rushes will flourish where desert … Continue reading Sunday Blessing: Haulin’ Water

Avoiding Vain Repetition

And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. (Matthew 6:7 NKJV)   Humans are prone to falling into patterns. It's just part of our nature.  When we let patterns continue without regard to their meaning, we have vain … Continue reading Avoiding Vain Repetition

De la Abundancia del Corazon

La Lluvia viene. Cada mañana me despierto pensando que de seguro Jesús viene hoy, me cuesta mucho trabajo reconocer el mundo en el que estamos viviendo, las normas culturales e instituciones de mi juventud y mis medianos anos, pareciera que los hicieron a un lado, me pone triste el saber que aquellos que no creen … Continue reading De la Abundancia del Corazon

Pressing Through Pride

These people are not drunk, as some of you are assuming. Nine o'clock in the morning is much too early for that. No, what you see was predicted long ago by the prophet Joel: (Acts 2:15-16 NLT) Sunday we had several visitors.  That's a big deal for a small church in Arizona in June. As … Continue reading Pressing Through Pride