DAY 6 (Whose is it?)

Read Acts 2:42-47 & Acts 4:32-37 The idea of church membership as fallen on hard times these days.  The church isn’t the most popular institution in our overly secular culture, and throw in the idea that to be a member of a church, a person has to attend things like voter’s meetings and board meetingsContinue reading “DAY 6 (Whose is it?)”

Day 5 (Stomp It)

So you’ve heard it all before, the whole spiel about sin.  You went through confirmation.  You know that God loves you and forgives you because Jesus died for your sin.  You hear it every time in church.  It’s called the gospel.  It’s called good news.  But sometimes we just see it as old hat.  We’veContinue reading “Day 5 (Stomp It)”

Day 4 (Attitude)

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God aContinue reading “Day 4 (Attitude)”

Day 2 (Hospitality)

Hospitality This year, as one of our New Year’s resolutions, Pam and I have determined to read a book together.  Each night we read a chapter, taking turns reading out loud.  We’ve chosen a book by Don Everts titled “The Spiritually Vibrant Home: The Power of Messy Prayers, Loud Tables, and Open Doors.”  It’s beenContinue reading “Day 2 (Hospitality)”

Violence in the Capitol

How do we respond? Physics tells us that every action has an equal and opposite reaction.  I believe that, more than ever.  Just consider our nation over the past 10 months or more.  Rioting, looting, murder in the streets… we’ve gotten so used to hearing about it that we often just tune it out.  ItContinue reading “Violence in the Capitol”

What is 30 Days of Prayer and Purpose?

The Christian life is all about purpose. But we forget that. We forget that in Christ we have been made a whole new person. His life, His suffering, His death on a cross and His resurrection from the grave–All. Of. It.–was done for us. We’ll never understand the height or depth of what Jesus accomplishedContinue reading “What is 30 Days of Prayer and Purpose?”