The Empty Church

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. (John 4:23-24 NIV) For the past several weeks, many Christians have expressedContinue reading “The Empty Church”

The Power of a Quiet Ministry

“Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, andContinue reading “The Power of a Quiet Ministry”

Rising with the Son

We are more than conquerors through [Christ] who loved us. (Romans 8:37 NIV) It’s been eight years since I launched my personal blog on Facebook. At first, Rising with the Son sounded like a catchy title for a Christian book I intended to publish. I still remember brainstorming a bunch of titles with my bestContinue reading “Rising with the Son”

I’m Happy Now…It’s Where I’m Supposed to Be

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.(Romans 8:28 AMP) In the American romantic comedy, Runaway Bride, Maggie Carpenter eventually confronts theContinue reading “I’m Happy Now…It’s Where I’m Supposed to Be”

Don’t be a Party Pooper

“Count on it—there’s more joy in heaven over one sinner’s rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue.” (Luke 15:7 MSG) The Pharisees and religious scholars of Jesus’ day were such party poopers. When they saw “a lot of men and women of doubtful reputation…hanging around Jesus, listening intently,” they wereContinue reading “Don’t be a Party Pooper”