I find that there is something very special about Christian fellowship. As evinced by my recent trip to India, the connection we have with brothers and sisters is the strongest and most joy-giving connection one can have. I have never met these people in my life, yet within a day’s time we are sharing our [...]
”After approximately 50 church-plants I am still most struck by the words of a Gabbra elder from Northern Kenya. After my husband asked permission to go into his village to bring the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ, the village elder responded, ‘Yes, you may come, but may I ask you a question? If [...]
Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” Mark 9:25 Jesus here performs one of his many exorcisms in the gospels. This time it with a boy with a spirit who makes him mute and causes him to [...]
I’ll consider this a prophetic post; I pray it lands someone who needs to hear it in a timely way: If your only time spent in God’s presence is in the context of ministry, then your relationship with God is most likely suffering.
True worship leaders lead by example. It is tempting to identify great worship leaders with what they do on stage in front of the congregation, but I now know better. Without a lifestyle which honors Jesus in every area of our lives, we are but mere music leaders, not worship leaders. Worship leading is about leading people [...]
In discipleship, I found that it is helpful not to pick who you want to disciple based on potential, but based on hunger. Find hungry people and disciple them to disciple others.
The apostles returned the Jesus and told him all they had done and taught. And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. Mark 6:30-31 Ministry can be very fun. I’m sure the [...]