Big news! I’ve got a double-header for you! April 4, 2023, Our Father: A Study of the Lord’s Prayer will release. This is the perfect study for small groups from all denominations. As groups dive into the six invitations found in the Lord’s Prayer, lives will be changed. Pre-order your copy today by clicking HERE! May 2, 2023, Rooted Joy:…Read More
Our Only Hope
When confronted with a recent crisis involving some lost equipment, one of our doctors in Soddo opined, “Our only hope is to put all our hope in God alone.” His comment made me wonder: “Where is my hope?” Like most people, I tend to put a lot of stock in my principles, proficiencies, and persistence.…Read More
Becky’s New Book: Our Father
Hey friends, I am so excited about my new Bible study, Our Father, releasing on April 4th! Every day, Christians around the world recite the Lord’s Prayer. But could we drink more deeply from this sacred gift? After immersing myself in the Our Father prayer, I have found myself more deeply and profoundly in love…Read More
Love Your Pastor Well
How well do you know your pastor? The apostle Paul instructed us to ‘acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work.’ (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13) After having served as a Lead Pastor for over…Read More
Got Great Faith?
George Müller is one of my historic heroes. He was a German evangelist who felt called to take care of the poorest children in Bristol, England in the 1800’s. He preached to small groups of people and received no salary. Müller felt his only financial support should come voluntarily from people. He prayed and God…Read More
What Does It Mean to Be Crucified with Christ?
I remember being in 7th grade and memorizing Galatians 2:20 for the first time. I was at a training camp learning how to present the gospel effectively to children. The living conditions were not great, the staff was crabby, and I was miserable. I wanted out! Then I learned the words to this amazing declaration of Paul: “I…Read More
25 Great Questions for Leaders
“Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.”Andy Stanley One of the greatest skills leaders can cultivate is the art of great question-asking. Jesus was the Master of great questions: “What do you want me to do for you?” (Mark 10:51). “Who do people say that I am?”…Read More
What’s that in Your Hand?
And the LORD God said: “What’s that in your hand?” (Exodus 4:2) God has entrusted each of us with valuable things that he intends for us to use for the good of his kingdom and the fulfillment of his purpose. What kinds of things? God has put these things in your hands so that you…Read More
From Saul to Paul
“Saul, also known as Paul…” (Acts 13:9) This verse marks the point in which the apostles name change becomes permanent. Formerly, he was ‘Saul.’ But for the rest of his life (and ever since), he would be known as… ‘Paul.’ ‘Saul’ means ‘sought after.’ ‘Paul’ means ‘little.’ The change of name matters. It’s descriptive of…Read More
Running Your Race with Resilience
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and the perfector of our faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2 Now more…Read More