God saved the Jews from Egypt. He brought them through the Red Sea. He guided them in the desert. And then he called THEM to take the promised land. He would go ahead of them, he would fight for them – but they had to step out in faith and trust that God was with […]
The Promised Land! That’s what God offers right? If we follow Jesus we get our hearts desires!……then why does following Jesus sometimes feel like walking through the wilderness? Where are all the goodies we were promised? Is this even worth it? Maybe it would be easier to abandon this whole God-program and go back to […]
Exodus: a mass departure of people. That’s what the book of exodus describes: a people departing the bonds of slavery, bound for the land God promised. The story has become a template for what Jesus does in the lives of all those who want to enter the Kingdom of God. Jesus calls them out of […]
What does it actually mean to be close to God? Does it mean you spend lots of time bible reading? Praying? Bible reading and prayer are critical ways to know God and his will, but in themselves they won’t bring you close to God unless they are a part of walking with God in the […]
FOMO: Fear of missing out. It’s what will keep us from Jesus. And it’s what will keep us close to Jesus. It’s just a question of what you are afraid of missing out on more.
Evangelism. It’s becoming a bad word; a word you might scream when you stub your toe. It rings of pushiness, preachiness, dehumanization. No wonder many of us don’t want to engage in evangelism – we have good reason not to. As we are seeing in the story of Jonah – he also wanted nothing to […]