https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei4lnM6MuRY Seasons of difficulty are often designed by Jesus to grow your faith and refine your trust.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOelQSb8rH8 Do you have joy in faith? If someone were to ask you, “From where do you derive your confidence before God?” what would you say? Would you mention your personal achievements or credentials? Perhaps you would bring up your family or faith history? Maybe you would mention your sincerity or passion for what you … Continue reading How to Experience Joy in Faith
Putting Jesus at the center of our relationships produces joy in community. Listen to find out how.
You and I both hear it. It is blatantly obvious in the news we consume on a daily basis. I am talking about “bad news.” Lately, our world has certainly had it’s fair share of “bad news” and if we are not careful, we can perpetuate a culture of “bad news” in our daily interactions … Continue reading 3 Language Shifts to Speak Good News
How can you “love your neighbor as yourself” if you rarely see them (Mk 12:30-31)? This question has certainly been asked before by those whose home location and/or work schedule limits their interaction with nieghbors. Now, however, everyone is feeling the weight of a new question: How can you love your literal neighbors if you … Continue reading 5 Ways to Love Your Socially-Distanced Neighbors
Hospitality is woven throughout the entire Bible and is a practice that followers of Jesus get to participate in and offer to others. And this morning we are in week three and we’re going to be discussing hospitality. It’s one of my favorite topics in the Bible. It’s gospel potent. And do you know what … Continue reading Heart of Hospitality
I recently led an online study group through the book The Simplest Way to Change the World and I wanted to write up a quick review and offer some of my thoughts for those considering purchasing and reading this book on biblical hospitality. In recent years, biblical hospitality has become a life-changing concept for my family, reshaping … Continue reading Book Review: The Simplest Way to Change the World
Each morning as I lock my front door and begin walking to my car, I either see José getting into his vehicle, Vicky returning home, or Larry running past me with his dog. We smile, wave, and exchange brief pleasantries. I have heard stories about vibrant neighborhoods that have a deep sense of commitment to … Continue reading Book Review: Next Door As It Is In Heaven
Jesus leveraged the shared meal to build relationships, make disciples, confront self-righteousness, expose hypocrisy, reveal the Kingdom, and so much more. I am convinced that when this simple practice is infused with gospel intentionality, a space is created in which the Holy Spirit can transform lives.