Knowing Facts Will Not Save You

A chemist, lost and wondering in the sun baked desert, crazed with thirst, can mumble with thick tongue through cracked lips the chemical formula for water. The facts he knows well. But the facts won’t save him. He longs for the influence of water, the refreshment rushing through him like a river as water pours […]

Book Review: Reaching Millennials by David Stark

In Reaching Millennials: Proven Methods for Engaging a Younger Generation, David Stark writes from his personal experience in church leadership and church consulting alongside information and statistics from interviews and research. His writing is easy to read and the book is brief. I struggle with a good bit of Stark’s conclusions in this book. While I believe that […]

Praise for Pleasure

Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people… Psalm 149:3-4 If I never had another reason to praise, this should be enough. God takes pleasure in His people when they are dancing and singing to the praise […]

The Root of Fruit Problems

How is your fruit (Gal 5:22-23)? Fresh, dry, rotten? Increasing or decreasing? If you have any fruit problems, start at the root. When you go to the root of fruit problems, you will always find that the issue is abiding in the vine (John 15).  Abide in Him and your fruit will INCREASE.

Prayer Revival

Prayer is the key to heaven and faith can unlock that door. Prayer revivals are important for the church. Something happens when we give ourselves to praying for the lost, for revival, for ourselves. If you look to the past days of Pentecostal history, you will find prayer to be a key factor in the […]

Never the Less

In Psalm 106 the psalmist lists all of the many failures of the children of Israel from Egypt to Cannan. Despite all that He was doing for them, they piled up sin, failure, and complaints against God. Many times God delivered them, but they always seemed to find a way to sin. But then comes […]

Flying Words

There is much to learn from this short poem by an unknown author: Boys flying kites haul in their white-winged birds. You can’t do that when you are flying words. Careful with fire is good advice, we know; Careful with words is ten times doubly so. Thoughts unexpressed sometimes fall back dead, But God himself […]