Discipleship // Empowered by the Holy Spirit

I read an amazing ebook recently called: Discipleship: Empowered by the Holy Spirit The Spirit has to do the work. Apart from the Spirit of Jesus, you can do nothing. I can do nothing. So often...

The Song of Solomon Illustrated Literally

When I was in college, one of my professors shared this picture with the class. It is a depiction of a "literal" rendering of what Song of Solomon (or Songs) 4 and 7 says....

Holy People Make Us Uncomfortable // Quote

source "Almost Christian," Kenda Creasy Dean, p. 38
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Paul’s Missionary Journeys in Acts

At the end of the 2012 school year, we were teaching through Acts and found ourselves in the missionary adventures of Paul. I wanted to "walk" the students through the places that Paul visited...

Lost Sheep // Luke 15:1-7

In Luke 15:3-7, Jesus tells the first in a series of three parables related to things that are lost and the joy that is found in their return: So he told them this parable: 'What...

The Perfect Christian

A couple of weeks ago, our High School Youth group spent a Wednesday evening looking at what Jesus meant when he said: "You are the salt of the earth" (Matthew 5:13). We thought through the different...

Do You Really Believe the Resurrection Story?

What was it like for the disciples when they saw Jesus after His resurrection? How do we describe the feeling, emotion, and huge importance and historical significance of this dead man coming back to life? In...

The King.

The fourth chapter of the book Echoes of His Presence is about kingship. Herod was an Edomite, a descendant of Esau, Jacob (Israel's) brother. Herod ruled Jacob. Rumors of a Messiah born in Bethlehem were doubtful because...

The Good Shepherd.

The third chapter of the book Echoes of His Presence is about shepherding. "Lead the sheep along the path you want them to follow... don't walk on one path while they're on another. Keep a...

Mark 12:1-12 // Parable of the Tenants

About a year ago, I taught the parable Jesus shared called the Parable of the Talents found in Mark 12:1-12. During the small group time afterward, I had a phenomenal and productive time with...

The Valley of Dry Bones // Ezekiel 37

Woah! This is an incredible video that depicts such a descriptive passage! Well done! [vimeo 30484462 w=570 h=321] HT ChurchMag source Vimeo

The Bridegroom.

The second chapter of the book Echoes of His Presence is about the bridegroom. It followed a story of a young man who was preparing a home off of his father's house for his bride....