Spiritual Development

Our Apologetics Must Surrender to the Transformative Power of Jesus Christ!

Our Apologetics Must Surrender to the Transformative Power of Jesus Christ!

When it comes to apologetics, defending our faith in Christ, there is one very popular verse that many of us know. You probably are already quoting it in your mind. You’ve already jumped to 1 Peter 3 in your head and you’re repeating it on auto pilot in your favorite translation.

4 Imperatives to Improving Obedience to Jesus

4 Imperatives to Improving Obedience to Jesus

In 1964 Dr. Robert Moog introduced an entirely new kind of instrument with the modular synthesizer. We played with some of the equipment as a family and had a lot of fun making the craziest sounds and looping tracks to create whatever music we could. We had a great time.

5 Distinguishing Factors Of A Kingdom Worker!

5 Distinguishing Factors Of A Kingdom Worker!

We are called to be Kingdom workers. Not just to work, but to be diligent and work hard. So what are the distinguishing factors of a Kingdom worker? What do they look like anyway? There are 5 key distinguishing factors that point out a Kingdom worker, a disciple who is making more disciples.

3 Lessons Learned To Develop A Healthy Team Culture

3 Lessons Learned To Develop A Healthy Team Culture

Over time I think we all let up a little bit on the gas pedal. We delegate away influence that we really need to maintain. Maybe it's just that we're tired and need to be more intentional about resting. Maybe it's that we need to take next steps and develop our own leadership to grow to the next level.

5 Actions To Restore Sabbath Rest In Our Lives

5 Actions To Restore Sabbath Rest In Our Lives

Discipleship at its core is obedience to God and God calls us to Sabbath rest. He can do more with our six days of effort than we can if we work all seven. Let’s get ahead of burn out and moral failures in our lives and churches by recommitting to Sabbath rest as a matter of obedience to God.

Back to the Basics: Memorizing Scripture

Back to the Basics: Memorizing Scripture

One of the things I remember most is memorizing Scripture. I was trained to memorize all sixty-six books of the Bible. Rehearsed verses over and over until we had them memorized. I knew from different places in the Bible, especially the life of David, that it was important to put Scripture to memory. I knew it mentally, but was unsure of why it was important for me practically. Here are a few reasons why it matters practically for each of us.

A Framework for Reading Scripture

A Framework for Reading Scripture

If we want to see a movement of disciple making happen in this nation, we must train at much deeper levels than that. Not only train, but bring tools to the table that everyone can reproduce and multiply in another. It has to be able to be accomplished beyond the pastor, or our hierarchy in the church will continue to choke out movement.

6 Warning Signs Pride Has Taken Root

6 Warning Signs Pride Has Taken Root

We are all prone to issues concerning our pride. The temptation is to make our ministry all about us. Pride makes it easier to enjoy the fact that people know who we are. Pride is what makes it easy for us to make the ministry more about us than about God.