It’s just a game from when we were kids, but once we grow up, we keep following leaders. Because that’s what leaders are for—to lead us. We follow leaders, because we believe they’ll lead us to where we want to go. Or if we are leaders, we lead, hopefully because we want to help people get from A to B. We want to take them somewhere. A large part of life is about who you’re following. And where they’re taking you.
We all know that when we are faced with a decision between right or wrong, we first weigh our choices between the punishment we’ll receive or the joy we’ll experience when doing the wrong thing. It’s not a matter of what is right and what is wrong for us. It’s a matter of what actions will bring us the most joy. Will disobeying the word of the Lord lead to any significant consequence?
About three weeks ago, while I was off the grid for a few days in the hills of Kentucky, a contingency of white nationalist, neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan members were marching across the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville chanting phrases of white supremacy and carrying lit torches in their hands. I... Continue Reading →
As the tears spilled hot down my face, and onto my wife’s bare shoulder, it was not clear to me the source of my deep-hearted and unstoppable emotion. Was it the squirming, gasping-for-the-first-breaths-of-life baby boy that had just been thrust to her breast by our team of midwives? Or was it the almost immediate dissolve... Continue Reading →
The following post is a rough transcript of a sermon that I recently shared with my Legacy Christian Fellowship family at the Humboldt Park house church on December 20, 2015. Joy, Love and Peace When Jesus is Absent and the World is Hostile John 16:16-33 What do I have to celebrate this Christmas when my loved... Continue Reading →
Sure, pray for us, Rev! Pray me and my boys don’t get shot out here! He couldn’t have been older than 18 or 20. Bright eyes, tall and muscular with dark skin, and a large grin, but a nervous look behind it. Knowing the stats, the fact he needed protection from violence did not surprise... Continue Reading →
The following quote from Leonard Ravenhill in Why Revival Tarries was shared with me by my good friend and mentor, Sean Cordell. I thought it was worth posting here for others to read as well. No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are... Continue Reading →
You are valuable, so valuable beyond ability to measure, but only when juxtaposed aside your all-glorifying Creator whose glory spills over on you. The following is a response to the conclusions drawn by the staff of The Economist Newspaper in their recent article on doctor-assisted dying titled The Right to Die. In a secular society,... Continue Reading →
I never have to do a moment's labor to gain or maintain my justified status before God! The following is an excerpt from Milton Vincent's A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God's Love, which I wanted to share from my morning with God today. I highly recommend this book for... Continue Reading →