The critical questions, then, are pretty-much, “Do I accept the saving grace of Jesus?” and, “Am I going to invite Jesus to be my companion and guide along the way?” Beyond that, the perceived need for consensus has more to do with our own pride, our own insecurity, our own limited perspective, our own desire to supplement God’s grace with (always a little more of) our own law.
A men’s ministry that encourages guys to practice the presence of God in their day-to-day lives, and then to share openly about those experiences, actively encouraging one-another in day-to-day faith, is – I believe – a critical emphasis if we want the church to be vital, alive, healthy, and growing.
Happy Sunday morning, friends! I trust you have enjoyed that extra hour of sleep. If not, then you’re either going to be accidentally helping to set up the 9:00 service (“I guess I’m here so I might as well pitch in”),… Read More ›
Well, that was a great week. Nicely capped off with the pleasure of taking my grandchildren to church. What completely awesome human beings they are. We are so blessed. At Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, Rebekah preached on “words.” The congregation… Read More ›
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” – Psalm 122:1 In 2006, during the great Maul family cruise to Alaska, Rebekah and I scheduled an educational hike in the rain… Read More ›
Brothers and sisters, I myself don’t think I’ve reached it, but I do this one thing: I forget about the things behind me and reach out for the things ahead of me. The goal I pursue is the prize of… Read More ›