A minster is not a doctor whose primary task is to take away pain. Rather, he deepens the pain to a level where it can be shared. When someone comes with his loneliness to the minister, he can only expect that his loneliness will be understood and felt, so that he no longer has to […]
It is not the task of the Christian leader to go around nervously trying to redeem people, to save them at the last minute, to put them on the right track. For we are redeemed once and for all. The Christian leader is called to help others affirm this great news, and to make visible […]
God blesses community because He is community. God blesses family because He is family. It’s in the DNA of this church to know the importance of each member being part of a greater whole, the body of Christ. Where 2 or 3 are gathered, Jesus says, I will be in your midst. He didn’t say, […]
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2) When God places people in your life who are in need, He is aware of what they lack, and He knows He has given you the resources to meet those needs.
Here are some things I learn about myself during March Madness which I think are general human principles: 1) We love sports because it gives us a chance to cheer for something larger than ourselves. We get so easily bored with life because we are so busy chasing after small, selfish pursuits. Lesson 1: We […]