Jesus Asks: “Who Do You Say That I Am?”

“But what about you?” [Jesus] asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of… Continue reading

God’s Call To Me As A Pastor…

Passion and Results The LORD called me to full time vocational ministry to “preach the Word” (2 Timothy 4:2 NIV) in late March of 2004. After the LORD gave me these marching orders… Continue reading

My Testimony, Vision Statement, Personal Plan, and Philosophy of Ministry…

  Testimony I was raised in a home where I went to church weekly but lived out my faith in Jesus weakly. For my first 19 years of life on earth, I believed… Continue reading

The Wait Of God…

  “Wait for the LORD. Be strong, and take heart, and wait for the LORD” (Psalm 27:14 NIV). “If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I… Continue reading

The Time Is Short…

Opening Illustration: Dozing off behind the wheel during my teenage years. Near-accidents usually provided the shot of adrenalin I needed to truly “Wake-up” and drive home safely. My hope is that the Holy… Continue reading

Dealing With Children When They Lie…

A Middle School parent recently sent me an email asking for the Biblical perspective on lying, as well as any practical tidbits I might know on how to deal with this important issue.… Continue reading

So What Is God Like?…

Can We Know God Personally? If So, What Is He Like? If God exists, the next questions becoms: What is God like? What are God’s qualities, characteristics, likes, dislikes, etc.? Question: Do you… Continue reading

Servanthood Vs. Leadership…

I just read a POWERFUL little article that has turned my world upside-down. Please click HERE if you have five minutes to invest to read it.         This article helped me… Continue reading

Personal Retreat of Solitude With Jesus…

Cedarly Delafield, Wisconsin October 21-25, 2007   Desiring Jesus. For at least eighteen months now I have been desiring Jesus: desiring to know Him, to be with Him, to meet with Him, to… Continue reading

Practical Tips for Reading the Bible Consistently…

(underlined words/phrases below are links that can be clicked on) Let me start off with a personal admission: it has been difficult for me over the past fourteen+ years of following Jesus to… Continue reading