Contributed on Dec 3, 2003
You can’t understand or comprehend your purpose in life by starting with YOU! It is essential that you start with GOD!
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 6, 2004
Few purposes of the church create more tension in a local body than worship. Churches are struggling to avoid the land mines associated with the Worship Wars. This happens because churches often have an erroneous perception of what God-pleasing worship re
1In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3And they ...read more
Contributed on Jan 6, 2004
Have you realized that the Christian life is about surrender and not conformity? Many who come to Jesus think that the first thing they need to do is conform to the status quo of the group - dress like others, talk like the others, make sure their prayers
1Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. 2Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.” 3Early the next ...read more
Contributed on Jan 12, 2004
The Christmas story teaches us that we were formed and fashioned for family; the second purpose of The Purpose Driven Life.
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register. 4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to ...read more
Contributed on Jan 13, 2004
So what is the Joseph effect? For Joseph it wasn’t about labor (carpentry), it was about love. Life is about love.
18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had ...read more
Contributed on Jan 14, 2004
The success of the Christmas story, a fortune 500 company, or a church/ministry that grows is the result of a team spirit.
God enjoyed great success that first Christmas 2,000 years ago because He put together a willing team who worked together to get the Christ Child deposited in Bethlehem. He even made sure appropriate birth announcements were given. God used a team of willing servants and unsuspecting individuals to ...read more
Contributed on Jul 20, 2004
You were formed and fashioned for service.
For years the book of Nehemiah has provided a wealth of biblical insights for many occasions in my life. This ancient autobiography provides a blueprint for a study on leadership. Few sections in my library are as extensive as this one. I love Nehemiah’s work because he gives us a candid ...read more