Your DYNAMIC Role: “Rich and Poor”

One of the most curious things Jesus says about entrance into the Kingdom of God is that it’s impossible for the rich. He says bluntly, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God…With man it is impossible…” -Mark […]

Prayer to Look Up

I haven’t looked at the sky all day. Focused so much on my busyness and the mechanics of my own problems, I forget to focus on what really matters… Looking up. Drinking in the beauty of God’s world around me. Enjoying life by the moment, by the drop. Lord, help me live carefully, but no […]

The Eyes of the Lord

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward Him.” -2 Chronicles 16:9 I love how this is not a passive response on God’s part. It’s active. God is looking for people to support, looking for people whose hearts […]

All In

Do we REALLY trust God? “…They waged war against the Hagrites, Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab. And when they prevailed over them [literally, “they were helped against them,”], the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hands, for they cried out to God in the battle, and he granted their urgent plea because […]

In the Battle

Ever feel like you’re just fighting to hang on, like each day is a battle? “The Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh had valiant men who carried shield and sword, and drew the bow, expert in war, 44,760, able to go to war. They waged war against the Hagrites, Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab. […]

Love and Darkness

Here is what is said… This is Love – not that we chose God, but that He chose us, not because of our accomplishments or our virtue, not because of how hard we tried or how good we looked in our efforts, not because of our worthiness or suitability, but because of His grace. This […]

Concert this Saturday (12/11/10)

From time to time I get the privilege to play music with some good friends who are also awesome musicians, and one of those times is this Saturday night! It’s happening from 7pm-9pm on 12/11/10 at Nita’s Sweet Bean Cafe in Fort Myers.  We’ll be playing fun cover songs, plenty of originals, and maybe even a little […]

GRAPHIC – Kingdom verses comparison

In doing a study on “The Kingdom of God”, I wanted to show visually the comparison between each of the Gospels, in terms of how often they talked about “The Kingdom”. This PDF is the result. I’ve left in verse references, but stripped out section headings or other things not directly related to the text. […]

Behind the Curtain

Could it be that it is God Himself who brings about the “winter of our discontent”, the collapse of our joy in the work of our hands? Is it possible that sometimes He must do this, so as to wrench us away from our myopic concentration on our own perceived ability to please Him?  Perhaps […]

GRAPHIC – The meta-narrative

Did you know Scripture has a storyline? This is the graphic used in part 01 of the teaching series “Your DYNAMIC Role in the Kingdom of God”. It illustrates one of many “Meta-Narrative” frameworks that can be used to understand the broader scope of Scripture. Check out more at NOTE: Links to external sites […]