Your Pastorship

The Bible likens the Church of Jesus Christ to an assembly, a body, a family, a kingdom and an army. Why so many metaphors? How can the Church of Christ be like five different things--at the same time??? In 2nd Corinthians 12:28 Paul gives the impression that there's a "pecking order" in the Church...an idea … Continue reading Your Pastorship

The Pastor

I'm not, nor have I ever been an "ordained" pastor; neither has there ever been a calling on my life to become a pastor. Nevertheless, as a witness to The Resurrection of Christ and a recipient of the Grace that comes only through Him, I'm breaking my six-month silence by sharing a few thoughts about … Continue reading The Pastor

The Silent Church

"Whoever is not with Me is against Me, and whoever does not gather with Me scatters." - Jesus Christ Christendom in America really "has it made in the shade." Federal 501(c)(3) status means exemption from income and property tax. The average pastor with a flock of more than 2,000 people earns $147,000. With an estimated 1,300 Protestant … Continue reading The Silent Church

‘One Thing’ Revisited

I'd like to share some very important truths from Christ's encounter with the rich young ruler narrated in my previous blog post. This historic meeting, described in the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 19:16–30; Mark 10:17–31; Luke 18:18–30) shines a revelatory light on Salvation, Redemption and the critical relationship between the Law of God and the Grace … Continue reading ‘One Thing’ Revisited

THE CROSS

There are not enough pages in the world to document what God accomplished in The Cross of Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, I will in this article focus on four critical tasks performed by God in Christ's Cross. Task One: In The Cross of Jesus Christ God legally removes the primary obstacle between you and Himself. Task … Continue reading THE CROSS