You meet this guy who always shows up when he's needed. He never wants to fail people. If anything he'll go out of his way to serve others. You think, if everyone was like him how far would this ministry go. Why can't people be this committed? But then you realise something, he doesn't take … Continue reading The Idol of the People Pleaser
Many times we approach God like we do an employer. We come not broken and indebted but rather anxious and annoyed at him. Why? Well because we feel he's failing us. We come to collect our paycheck for service rendered and it's late or unavailable. We feel we've done our part better than most but … Continue reading Entitlement is the Enemy of Worship
Years ago before social media, televangelists and online ministries people would walk to a pastor's home for advice. If they didn't think it was such a serious matter they'd share with a friend or a few in the fellowship. But life has changed. We now live on one end of the city and go to … Continue reading When Technology Harms Discipleship
We should watch the things that put us to tearsThe anticipation that gives us sleepless nightsThe dreams that catch us in broad daylightThey are our greatest worries or treasuresThese indeed are our truest convictions The headlines that captivate us the mostThe things we admire and get jealous overThat which makes our knees to weakenThey say … Continue reading Be the Lord of my Heart
It's that moment, you've just finished preaching. Normally you dread this moment because you aren't sure if that sermon was any good. You struggled to show the big idea of the passage. You are not sure if the connection from the Old Testament to the Cross made any sense. You had a few jokes that … Continue reading The Tragedy of Good Preaching
***** It's not a good thing to go against one's conscience And yet I see this battle within my heart I desire to do what I know to be true and good Not just for me but in allegiance to my loving Saviour. My failure hurts me not just because it pains me But as … Continue reading Daily dependence
***** When I started my Christian ministry training it was quite hard to explain to my family and friends what I was doing. To be honest, not many people know what I actually do except my frequent jibber jabbering here. And honestly, I would hate it for my identity in Christ to be reduced to … Continue reading Get ready for your ministry job!
I used to think that moderation was the best guiding principle in life. It's what most people have in mind when they say someone is a good person in this day and age. For moderation is the standard of goodness in our world. Because nobody wants to deal with extremists and fanatics which is what … Continue reading All things in moderation?
***** I recently listened to this song, My Church by Maren Morris and it got me thinking what Biblical worship means and doesn't mean. You may need to check the lyrics and maybe listen to the song to understand where I'm coming from. I promise you will find it interesting and won't fall away from … Continue reading Worship beyond the church door!