Growing in the Lord

A few days ago, my Facebook memories from three and four years ago had quotes from Pastor Rod Parsley of World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio, and the host of Breakthrough Television. Pastor Rod, or PRP as he is often tagged, is who God used to begin my journey with the Lord. This was one... Continue Reading →

Walking in Grace

 I am continually amazed at the grace of God over me, a sinner. A few passages in Romans stuck out in my reading today and continued some conviction I have been feeling the last few days but more on that in a moment.  The Righteousness of God Through Faith "But now apart from the Law... Continue Reading →

The Cure for a Dysfunctional Church

Growing up, I heard lots of teaching on the gifts of the Spirit, and being Pentecostal/Charismatic; I saw lots of weird stuff under the guise of the move of the Spirit. As I was thinking about the extra emphasis on the gifts of the Spirit and the minimal focus on the fruit, the thought came... Continue Reading →

Grace, Mercy, and Celebration

Throughout Israel’s history, we see neglect and return. Israel neglects the commands of God, repents, and returns to the ways of God. At times we catch ourselves judging Israel and thinking, how could a people who saw such great miracles so quickly turn from God? But in reality, we are no different; we often neglect... Continue Reading →

Understanding Grace in the Light of Truth

As I was reading Colossians a few weeks ago, his prayer for the church stuck out to me. I began to think of the other prayers recorded in his letters. In Colossians 1:18, Paul told the Colossians to share the letter with the Laodiceans and to read the letter written to them. The prayers for... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Recent Events

Two weeks ago, The Lord instructed me to begin reading the sermons of John Wesley, so I pulled out the two double volumes and started with volume one, sermon one. Since that time, two high-profile leaders have renounced their faith, and an international revivalist is accused of some very dark stuff. I believe these events,... Continue Reading →

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