This is the first conversation of the Give Us Ears To Hear series. In this episode we are listening to what God has to say thru 2 Chronicles 7:14 and learning to pay attention to context and to ask questions. Please comment or message me, and share it with others, to keep the conversation going as we walk thru this series! Continue reading Give us ears to hear – 2 Chronicles 7:14
I am starting a new series here on the site!
I’ve been out of youth ministry for about 4 years. However, during my time serving young believers, I was often asked to define “church words.” Since I grew up in the church I did not give many of these words much thought. I was/am accustomed to hearing them. Then I realized that not everyone understood how important these theological words were. Continue reading “Help me Fill in the Blank!”
I love obscure passages in Scripture because they always force me to dive deeper into the potential meaning of the text in order to understand what is actually being said. Continue reading “Pigs, Pearls, & Pretense”
the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us. (1 John 1:2 ESV) Jesus is the Life When John refers to “the life,” here in verse two, he is linking back to Jesus who is the one of whom he had heard, … Continue reading 1 John 1:2 | Jesus is “the life”
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life…” 1 John 1:1 ESV John’s Unique Perspective John’s perspective is very different from that of the other writers in the New Testament. His relationship with Jesus was far closer than many of us … Continue reading 1 John 1:1 | “Heard, Seen, Looked Upon, and Touched”
In 2007 I had been a youth pastor for a little less than six months. I was very much out of my element. I had never worked with youth before and I wasn’t sure if I had what it took. I was struggling to find my way. I had been reading all about youth ministry, talking with some of the other youth ministers in town … Continue reading Walking through 1st John