Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Follow Series

I just finished teaching Andy Stanley’s Follow Series in our adult Sunday school at church. The eight-week course was mind blowing, because Andy completely changes the way we should think about asking people to follow Jesus. As Andy explains, the traditional church model is “Change and then join us.” But that’s not how Jesus did […]

Lost Blessings

As a writer, I have all sorts of ideas about what I want to discuss and there’s been this one idea floating around my head for a while that honestly has given me pause to put on paper. Sometimes I test my ideas out on a Bible study class I facilitate to see if it […]

Of All the Sinners I am the Worst

I’ve been away from the blog for a little while because I’ve just been super busy with a number of projects. But during the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about a couple of verses from Paul that I’ve finally figured out for my own life – and perhaps yours. In Romans 7, Paul admits […]

Nominal Christians

Even though I can claim that I have always believed in Jesus Christ as my savior, I have to admit I was a “Nominal” Christian for many years. What’s a nominal Christian? Basically someone who at some point claimed Christ as their savior but really is living a non-religious secular life. Nominals are usually people […]

Why Are You Here?

Have you ever been in one of those melancholy or depressed moods and wondered why God made you? Jesus gave us the easy answer when he said the greatest commandment is to love God and love our neighbor like ourselves. In other words we are here to be in relationship with our creator and with […]

Whispers of the Holy Spirit

Our adult Sunday school just finished a series by Bill Hybels who is the senior pastor at Willow Creek Church in Barrington, IL. Bill is best known for his annual Global Leadership Summits, but he recently wrote a book called The Power of Whispers in which he delves into the whispers of the Holy Spirit. Bill […]

True Forgiveness

My wife likes to encourage me. After I write a blog she sends me a note telling me that she thought it was good…and tells me where the typos are!  A couple blogs ago she sent me her regular note, which I appreciate very much, and suggested a new topic. “I’d like to see you […]