Why Doesn’t God Do Something? (one)

Brief Outline Introduction: The world of violence and injustice that faces the prophet is all too familiar to people of all generations, locations, and tribes. News of wars,... Read More »

A Place of Hurt

How many of us have ever been hurt while serving in ministry? For most of us it is not a matter of “have you ever” but which time. If you are in ministry odds are you... Read More »
Tornados and the Story of Job

Tornados and the Story of Job

Several days ago I watched a weather forecast which included tornado watches stretching from Buffalo, NY, to Dallas, Texas—2,000 miles! In the wake of the heart-breaking devastation... Read More »
(Part 2) Walking Slowly

(Part 2) Walking Slowly

Last time I ended with the question, “What happens if He (Jesus) walks too slowly toward our point of need and He arrives too late?” This is exactly what happened to Jairus. He... Read More »
(Part 1) Walking Slowly

(Part 1) Walking Slowly

Then a man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.... Read More »
(Part 2) Lights Along the Way

(Part 2) Lights Along the Way

The last time I posted, we talked about how God used G. Campbell Morgan in my life as lamp-lighter to help point me to our Savior when I was languishing in the darkness of pain and... Read More »
Adversity

Adversity

Warm-up: Mark 10:17–31 Peter said to him, “We have left everything to follow you!” “I tell you the truth,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters... Read More »
The Old Tree

The Old Tree

Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water. When they came to Marah, they could... Read More »
The Pains of Leadership (Part Two)

The Pains of Leadership (Part Two)

This week, we are looking at some of the things that make leadership in a church so challenging—even painful. Yesterday we began by seeing the reality that, as leaders, we face a... Read More »
Healed So We Can Heal

Healed So We Can Heal

I served the Lord with great humility and with tears. —Acts 20:19 I’ll never forget a funeral I conducted for a small child. As we waited for the family to gather, a little... Read More »
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