The Purpose of Worship – Part 3

The Purpose of Worship – Part 3

Sincerity Fruitful worship is sincere. Jesus explained that true worship requires spirit and truth, not spirit or truth.  John 4:22-23 “You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is,...
How to be Qualified to Lead

How to be Qualified to Lead

Another mega-church pastor was removed from his ministry because of notorious sin. This time it wasn’t embezzlement, or inappropriate behavior with a woman. This time, once again, the life dominating sins were pride and abuse of authority. This time, once again, we...
The Purpose of Worship – Part 2

The Purpose of Worship – Part 2

Seeking Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the site of Jacob’s well in her village. As Jesus asks her for a drink she is surprised that a Jew would ask for a drink from her since she is a Samaritan and a woman. Typically, the Jews avoided the whole area of Samaria,...
The Advocacy of Leadership

The Advocacy of Leadership

Several years ago, I found myself unemployed as a father of five and looking at the daunting prospect of my church experience not translating well on resumes to more secular job opportunities. However, a friend of mine heard about a job opening at Joni and Friends,...