Hindsight is…

We often look into our past or the past of the churches we belong to and long for the good old days. We believe that those times were easier, better, richer, fuller, more glorious, funner, happier, and overall just greater…

Free Saeed

Yesterday, as a part of our study on the book of Ephesians we came to chapter 4. We studied the first 6 verse which are all about being unified. In verse 4 we see that there is One Body. As…

Taking Credit…

How much credit should we take for the ministry we are in charge of? I heard Craig Groeschel tell of a time when he was down in his ministry because he was not getting the numbers of people to come….

Confessions of a Horrible Journaler (If that is even a word)

I love history. I love to read about historical figures and see what they endured. I love to read historical figure’s journals about their personal experiences. The journal is literally a window into a different time and a different place….

Is what we do for the Lord, for Him or for Us?

I was listening to my Youversion Bible App as I was driving to work the other day. I nearly drove off the road when I heard Zechariah 7:4-6 4 Then the word of the Lord Almighty came to me: 5 “Ask all the people of…

2014 Goals

I know that many people develop “New Year’s Resolutions.” These resolutions usually lack a real sense of a plan such as “I want to lose weight, read my Bible more, or climb a mountain.” These are generic resolutions that lack…

The Anticipation of a Movement of God

I have just started my first Senior Pastor role. I am pastoring at the First Baptist Church of Swannanoa, NC. I am excited, nervous, overjoyed, and anticipating God doing something. I have been a second chair leader for 20 years…

Go Figure – John 15:18-19

Jesus spent the first part of John 15 speaking about abiding in him (John 15:5). If we will abide in him he will abide in us. If he is the vine then we are the branches. These common phrases from…

Pray without Ceasing

In I Thessalonians 5:17, Paul tells the reader to “pray without ceasing.” Over the years Christians have wondered what exactly he means by this. Does he mean we are to all take on a Monk like existence and pray unending,…

Why should I Passover?

Passover is quickly approaching in the Jewish/Christian world. This is the time that the Israelites celebrate their escape from Egypt at the time when Moses confronted Pharaoh. Pharaoh was being stubborn about letting the Hebrews go. When he didn’t let…