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God in the Pandemic and Beyond: “Church, Don’t Go Back to Status Quo!”


The modern church is on a sandy foundation. Three current realities need to change for God’s people to make disciples that impact and influence every part of culture: Cultural relevance has trumped relationship.Evangelism and conversion equals discipleship.Programs can replace the brokenness of relationships. I believe most church leaders and attendees desire to follow Christ.  The problem? We’ve so compromised what it means for Christ to be Lord and us to be His disciples that our good hearts and best intentions fall woefully short in making...
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Discipleship: Response Required


If Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords…and He is.  If Jesus Christ came to save all who believe in Him so we could be in a relationship with Him…and He did.  If you have received Him as Savior and claim to be in that relationship with Him, the only question that remains…are you submitting to Him as Lord of your life? The moment you realize God’s purpose, which is to get you rightly related to Himself and then to your fellow...
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The Two Kingdoms Series – Part 3


The False Kingdom – The Serpent’s Deception We’ve talked about Christ’s Kingdom and all Authority belonging to Him in heaven and on earth.  We’ve looked at the absolute Truth that comes from Him as Author.  Why aren’t we all on board?  Why isn’t everyone clamoring to be a part of His incredible Kingdom of Truth and Love?  Maybe it’s because there is another kingdom that we must deal with and the lord of that kingdom lies, deceives and does whatever he can to appeal to...
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The Two Kingdom Series – Pt 2…Authority and Truth


We all need to be on the same page and that begins with a solid foundation.  That foundation must reflect the authority on which we base our decisions, and build our lives and relationships.  In other words the foundation, good or bad, is rooted in lordship and discipleship. Who is your Lord/lord (Christ as Lord or the enemy as lord)?  Who are you a disciple of? In order to establish our lives on the right foundation, we must also understand that the most important word...
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The Two Kingdoms Series


The Kingdom and Lordship of Christ “Temptation usually comes through a door that’s been deliberately left open.”          Scottish Theologian Arnold Glasgow (1905 – 1998) *John came up to me after a Sunday morning church service and asked if I remembered him. “Of course,” I said, “I worked for your dad one summer.” “Dad’s got late stage cancer and I’m running the company now,” he said. “So sorry to hear that.” I replied, “How can I pray for and help you?” “Can we meet?  I’m...
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