The Path of Blessing

“And if you do not carry your own cross and follow Me, you cannot be My disciple. But don’t begin until you count the cost.” (Luke 14:27-28a NLT) The path of blessing at times may seem elusive, yet over and over in Scripture it is clearly outlined. For example, in His sermon on the MountContinue reading “The Path of Blessing”

What Will Unite A Struggling Church?

“So the crowd was divided about Him.” (John 7:43 NLT) Having pastored mostly small churches, I understand disagreement and division. It’s hard to keep a “ship” on course when you can’t agree on its destination. Whatever measure of success I had in helping churches to grow was rooted in two things. First, keeping their attentionContinue reading “What Will Unite A Struggling Church?”

Head Knowledge Isn’t Discipleship

“Then He (Jesus) added, ‘Every teacher of religious law who becomes a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a homeowner who brings from his storeroom new gems of truth as well as old.’” (Matthew 13:52 NLT) There is, in the teaching of the Christian Faith, a delicate balance between what we know toContinue reading “Head Knowledge Isn’t Discipleship”