The Price of Sin

We are peculiar creatures. We do odd things like point out the faults in others. The funny thing is that we often point out the very things that are wrong in us. Kinda like how the liar is often the one to point out when someone else is lying…. What’s up with that? Perhaps it’sContinue reading “The Price of Sin”

Speak, for your servant is listening

Lord, I’m here. Speak, for your servant is listening. What a powerful prayer to pray. Simple. Direct. And yet so deep. With these few words one is literally taking on the posture of the humblest of servants. With these words we hear the very call for every Christ follower. We see an image of one’sContinue reading “Speak, for your servant is listening”

Be the Leader You are Called to Be

Every pastor and lay leader has been called by God to lead or assist in leading God’s people. This call is different from any other call, as Paul points out in 1 Corinthians 12:7-1: “7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there isContinue reading “Be the Leader You are Called to Be”

The Holy Spirit’s Power to Change Us

Acts 8:14-17  14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they hadContinue reading “The Holy Spirit’s Power to Change Us”

There and Back Again

Retrieved from the Notes From PG blog archives… first published 07/2015 It used to bother me whenever someone would step into a ministry and within the first two years they would announce that they were leaving to accept the call to serve somewhere else. I never understood why anyone would do that. Right when IContinue reading “There and Back Again”

I Know You Mean Well

Retrieved from one of my other blog sites… One thing that I have learned through the years is that words matter. With just a few short words, we can either build someone up or tear them down with little effort at all. And at times, what we believe to be words of encouragement can actuallyContinue reading “I Know You Mean Well”

Worship Is…

Taken from another one of my blog sites…. Over the last two weeks we have been talking about worship. We began our discussion by taking a look at the importance of worship to the ancient Jews and how worship changed through the Centuries. From Abraham’s altars to when the Romans destroyed all the temple buildingsContinue reading “Worship Is…”

An Experience To Remember

When I was in my mid 20’s I convinced my wife to travel down to San Diego for an overnight trip just to get away for a bit and leave our worries behind. The next day we decided to go walk around and window shop at one of the malls. This is one of ourContinue reading “An Experience To Remember”