In the Year of …… (Luke 3) Chapter three starts by identifying the exact timing of these events. Those receiving this gospel letter would have recognized Luke’s list of people as important people of the time. There was a certain Caesar named Tiberius, a governor named Pontius Pilate. He mentions the religious leaders Annas and … More To Be Consumed with a Larger Reality!
No one would believe you if you told them in the year 2016, the way to keep in touch with people is by U.S. Mail. Type your contracts on a typewriter and fax them. You don’t need email or smartphones. You don’t need to be on social media. Life is going to get simpler. People … More WWW (Ephesus Today!)
I realize there are similar book titles and sayings that have been used to talk about this topic. It is vital that pastors and church leaders understand the people they are trying to reach. We are asked to go to conferences, listen to podcasts, read blogs and books to understand people. We go out into … More Who Moved My Church?
Many years ago while reading a book titled, “A Tale of Three Kings,” by Gene Edwards, I realized there are only two types of leaders. This is not to say their are not thousands of different types of leadership, or different gift or talent mixes. What this means is there is an either/or principle … More Are you David or Saul?
On occasion I explain the Gospel story to someone who is not a believer by using the Old Testament Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur. I have seen people come to Christ this way and it be that moment when they say, “I have never heard that before.” You see Jesus wasn’t a blonde haired … More Yom Kippur Once and For All!
“For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” Hebrews 2:18 A close reading of Hebrews shows us a Jesus who is depicted as a military champion. Champion warfare was still well known during the time of this writing. Jesus is depicted as a champion … More Jesus Our Champion!
“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.” —— Hebrews 2:14-15 To know Jesus … More Jesus Became Flesh To Destroy The Devil’s Power!