How should we view serving in the church? (For that matter, how should we view serving at work, serving at home, serving our neighbors?). Each of us should ask: am I serving like God wants me to? Are you saying “Yes” enough? Are you saying “No” enough? How should we respond to all the opportunitiesContinue reading “Learning how to say “Yes” and “No” to serving in the church”
Monthly Archives: July 2017
What depending on God is really like and how to do it
Do you know how to depend on God? I think it is very easy to say, “Oh, sure, I depend on God.” What is much harder is to answer the question: “How do you show that you depend on God?” I would like to submit that you show you depend on God by the choicesContinue reading “What depending on God is really like and how to do it”
Steps to become humble (yes, you can become more humble!)
I learned something surprising this week. I was studying humility for my summer sermon series on Spiritual Exercises (spiritual disciplines). What surprised me is that humility is not simply a state of mind or a belief. It starts there, but it doesn’t stay there. Humility, Jesus in particular showed us, and the biblical writers tellContinue reading “Steps to become humble (yes, you can become more humble!)”
What kind of worship does God really want?
Years ago I had a summer book club at Faith Church, and one of books we read was Jim & Casper Go To Church. It is written by a Christian, Jim Henderson, and an atheist, Matt Casper. Jim invited Matt to travel around the country and attend worship services in churches of all shapes andContinue reading “What kind of worship does God really want?”