I had the opportunity and honor to teach my youth group last night. I have to say a big thanks to my youth pastor Nate Viar and Pastor Mark Jenkins of Mountain View Community Church for giving me the opportunity to do this. We’ve been teaching on the topic of GUARDRAILS in life, what … More GUARDRAILS IN RELATIONSHIPS: FLEE BABY FLEE.
This is a very interesting article. I have to admit, in the 90’s, I got fully behind the purity/true love waits movement, but I always felt there was something missing in what we were teaching. True love does wait, but it’s more then that. Love doesn’t wait just because we found verses in … More STUDENT MINISTRY AND THE PURITY CULTURE
When we talk about Purity in the Christian life, thoughts immediately turn to SEX!!! Yep, I said it. SEX!!! It’s a big deal to Christians, because, IDEALLY, sex is supposed to be reserved for marriage, and IDEALLY, it’s supposed to be between men and women. After all, GOD made Adam and Eve, … More Purity: What Jesus Said
This is an excellent article. I know a thing or two about closed doors. My desire as a “young’un” was to be a youth pastor, father, husband, etc., but God (so far) has closed each of those doors. There have been other doors that have been close as well. Some on ministry … More God Closing Doors Is Actually A Good Thing
It’s been two weeks since I last posted, man, I’ve been slacking. Not really though, life has all of a sudden gotten really busy for me. I’ve gone from having too much time on my hands to practically having no time. I’ve started my EMT-Basic class finally, and that meets on Monday and … More PURITY: An OT Perspective pt 2, and some personal stuff
We’ve come to our last conversation with Peter. It’s actually not a full conversation, it’s just a brief chat with Peter. From this point on the focus of the book of Acts is on Peter and his missionary journey. Peter laid the foundation for ministry to the Gentiles (non-Jews) and Paul builds on … More Conversation with Peter: Brief Chat during a conferance.
Our last conversation with Peter, in Acts 9, has him in the town of Joppa discipling new converts. Due to the persecution by the Jewish authorities, the relatively small sect of Jerusalem based Christ followers dispersed to the regions around Judea, and spread the gospel to other Jews. Because of this, the Apostles went … More Conversations with Peter: A New Vision and Focus
I’ve struggled with the concept of prayer over my life as a Christian. Growing up, I considered it a duty and just one way communication with an impersonal GOD who probably heard me, but wasn’t really listening. In college, I came to the understanding that it was more like a conversation with “daddy,” … More No, Prayer Isn’t Really a Conversation
So, has the title confused you yet? Maybe Intrigued you a little? Ahh, I didn’t think so. It’s my lame attempt at creative title making I guess. We’re going to continue to look at the next event in Peter’s conversation with us. We’re skipping over another huge moment in the Genesis of … More Conversations With Peter: Big “Things” happen before even Bigger Things Happen