November 2, 2010

Light in the Pit Part 3 Worship from the Dark Place

There another thing I would like to say about the pit and that is the importance of creating a place of worship right in the middle of your dark corner. One of the best ways to illustrate this is in a story that was relayed by Medford, Jedd and Erik Lokkesmoe.  In their book […]
October 29, 2010

Light in the Pit – Part 4 -What do you do with the God that put you there?

What comes to mind when you think of the name John the Baptist?  He was a fire- breathing preacher who didn’t care who he offended. He baptized a lot of people, ate locusts and honey, and his name served as an epithet for a modern denomination. However, did you know that John the Baptist […]
October 27, 2010

Light in the Pit 2 – How to Let Light In

I shared last week about the pit – a place no one ever wants to be in, yet for better or for worse, we all spend seasons there. I spoke of the thirty-three miners rescued from a two-mile deep hole (a record by any standard). One thing that caught my attention was how each […]
October 21, 2010

Light in the Pit

The world watched as 33 miners were dug out of a two-mile deep hole where they were stuck for almost 70 days. I could not help but to think of how being stuck in a pit can be a picture of life as there are seasons when you feel buried in a God-forsaken hole […]
October 13, 2010

Is Jesus The End or Just a Means?

 If you are a follower of Christ, have you ever asked yourself, “Why do I serve God”? Is Jesus a means to an end for me, or is He the end-goal?  This question is important because if Jesus is only a “means” to my salvation and not the end, I am following Him for […]
October 8, 2010

ARE YOU MOTIVATED BY LIGHT OR HEAT?

I heard someone say that some people are motivated by heat instead of light. Light can be seen as God’s revelation, meaning the countless ways that He seeks to influence us to take the right path.  It could be through His Word, or prayer, maybe even a vision or dream. Either way, light is […]
September 28, 2010

ANOTHER MAN’S FAILURE IS A TEST FOR US

From time to time, you hear of a preacher, politician, or someone in a dignified position come under accusation. Recently, it’s been a preacher accused of sexually abusing teenagers from his mega-church. Flashback to 1995 when President Clinton was caught having an affair with Monica Lewinski. What stood out to me besides the obvious […]
September 22, 2010

Without Responsibility Fear Is An Illusion

Recently, there has been a great stir caused by one man threatening to burn a copy of the Koran (Qur’an). It is interesting how one person who represents almost no one can hold the world hostage. One could almost compare the hysteria to a 1950’s nuclear threat. Although the fear of physical reprisal is […]
September 16, 2010

Repent and Believe the Kingdom

I have been thinking about a word that has become blurred and perhaps has even receded from modern Christian culture. When something disappears, other lesser forms of it can take its place. The word is Repentance. This word is significant because without it, there is no Christian life. Without it, there can be no […]