Ransom Notes

Iconic Pieces of Paper     Almost everyone has seen a television show or movie with the iconic scene in which the cut-and-paste note is introduced. It is the note delivered to an individual or family that has different letters that were cut from magazines or...

Come, Let Us Worship: Serious Worship

“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6   God’s Glorious Revelation God’s glorious revelation to us in Scripture is, among many wonderful things, a history of worship.  While we see Scripture’s grandest theme...

6 Ways to Equip the Saints

In a previous article, I presented the idea of an “Everyday Minister” being all followers of Jesus Christ. Not only are pastors, “ministers”, but so are church members. The only difference is the specific calling of the pastors to equip the saints for the work of...

The Father Is Seeking Such People

An Hour Is Coming   In my last article, I discussed being a truly spiritual person. Many people these days claim that they are spiritual. They make this claim apart from Christ. I recently witnessed this first hand in New York City as I was in Union Square with a...

Do We Really Need Discipleship? Part 1

One of the great passions of my life is discipleship – “teaching [believers] to observe all that [Christ] has commanded [us]”. There is something powerful about the truth taking ground in the heart of another believer who then takes that truth and passes it on to...