Just Eat It – thoughts on Revelation 10:10 (Ezekiel 3:3)

Then I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It was as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I ate it, my stomach became bitter (Rev 10:10‭). Says old Spurgeon, "If we would be educated by Christ, it must not be only to receive His Word as divine authority, … Continue reading Just Eat It – thoughts on Revelation 10:10 (Ezekiel 3:3)

Hide and Seek

I've never really understood Romans 10:6-7 ("Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven' (that is to bring Christ down') or, 'Who will descend into the abyss?' (that is to bring Christ up from the dead)." until today. Paul's point is that faith doesn't require what John MacArthur calls "some impossible odyssey" … Continue reading Hide and Seek

5 Ways for the Underrated to Grow in Influence

Among the things floating around in the top drawer of my dresser, various bins in the basement storage, on a top shelf on my bookcase or in the glove compartment, there are a few items I treasure more than most. The list of things I treasure has changed through the years. When I was 5 … Continue reading 5 Ways for the Underrated to Grow in Influence

VIDEO: Prevangelism

This message is about Philip and the Ethiopian from Acts 8 and was taught by me at Abundant Life's church wide evangelism training event in April 2019. No matter how impressive the presentation or the presenter, a method of evangelism that doesn't connect people to the real living breathing Jesus is a waste of time, … Continue reading VIDEO: Prevangelism

The Shadow of Prayer

Prayer is always the forerunner of divine mercy. Even a short glance at Christian history uncovers that great mercies are seldom known separated from supplication. This is also true of personal experience. There are showers of unsolicited favor but still great prayer has been the prelude of great mercy within. When peace was found by … Continue reading The Shadow of Prayer

The Bookends of the Commandments

“You shall have no other gods before me... You shall not covet your neighbor's ...” Exodus 20:3, 17 ESV Francis Schaefer in his book True Spirituality, claims that the bookends of the Ten Commandments deal with gratitude toward God in the first, and toward others in the last. Jesus said the whole law and the … Continue reading The Bookends of the Commandments

You Don’t Need the New iPhone

Jesus has rocked my world. If you think you know Him well there’s more. Better men and women than us in 2000 years of historical Christian witness have tried to sound the depths of Christ’s love and have all come back wanting. In humility go to the well and ask Him to reveal Himself to … Continue reading You Don’t Need the New iPhone