Every year at this time we make these lame commitments that we ultimately give up around January 2nd or 3rd…New Year’s Resolutions. I’m not even sure why we bother with most of these vows. Saving money, organizing the garage, losing weight, exercising, eating better, etc, etc. They are all great concepts and would be awesome if we actually implemented them. But even more important are the myriad of Biblical commands that shouldn’t take the New Year to resolve. Continue reading
My family and I just arrived home from Leavenworth, Washington. We spent Christmas with my parents and my brother there in a rented chalet. I rode a snowmobile for the first time in my life…there’s just something about going 50 mph on powdery snow in the middle of the woods. It was awesome!
But good things must always come to an end. Continue reading
We had our Christmas Service on Sunday. Complete with Christmas songs, a Children’s Musical, new faces, and a discouraged pastor. Continue reading
I’ve been thinking a lot about this subject lately…for two reasons really.
1. I am teaching through Philippians on Sunday mornings and it’s a major theme of the book.
2. It’s the Christmas season and the Ultimate Act of Humility is found in the Christmas Story.
“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus…” (Philippians 2:5)
Jesus was the most humble man that ever walked this earth. He holds the highest possible position, God, and yet He took the lowest position by allowing Himself to be falsely accused, mocked, stripped naked, beaten, savagely whipped, drug through the streets of Jerusalem, and then nailed to a cross…all for our sins. All for the joy that was set before Him; that is the securing of a relationship with you and me. Jesus longed to have a deep meaningful relationship with us and His condenscension was the only way to make it possible.
It stands to reason then that as His followers we would make humility a top priority…but do we? Continue reading
I like to pose questions on blogs…questions that stir discussion. Here is one that has been rolling around in my head for a few days. It actually comes as a result of one of the more hurtful things I’ve experienced in ministry but I won’t go into that story because it will get me fired up.
So to the question… Continue reading