I’ve heard football coaches say that defenses win, but that doesn’t negate that fact that the best defense is a good offense. A team can have a good defense and keep other teams from scoring, but it they don’t have an offense that can put points on the board, they are not going to win.
Prayer is the offensive strategy for the Christian. Continue reading
It’s no surprise that Mark is my favorite Gospel, especially since his favorite word seems to be “immediately.” Yet, tucked into the fabric of this succinct narrative covering the ministry of Jesus, we also find a valuable principle to successful leadership – time to get away. Continue reading
Angie and I had an incredible week in Washington DC, as we met with other pastors and their wives from all over the nation. I am filled with excitement to be back in the pulpit this Sunday to continue our series The End is Near. You do not want to miss this exciting series.
Pastor’s Forum on the End Times: Wednesday, May 2, 6 p.m., The Crossing
I never prepay for gas, but this time I did. Ironically, I was wrong at guessing how much gas could fit into my tank. When my tank was full and I still had $4 left of gasoline to use, I mumbled under my breath, “Ok Lord, what am I going to do with $4 of free gas?” As I turned, I saw an unsightly 30 year old man carrying a small gas can approaching me.
Fasting can appear to be a daunting task, but when combined with prayer and devotion to God, the rewards are endless. Fasting reveals our need of and reliance on God, while also strengthening our faith and trust in who He is. A fast can be difficult, but so often these difficulties are revealed during the process in the form of questions that one may never consider until the fast has begun. My hope is to help alleviate some of those questions and concerns, but also to equip you for the task.