Embracing His Grace and Showing It to Others

This week, I had the privilege of sharing a little devotional with one of our ministry groups here at the church. As I pondered what to share, the Lord put on my heart this idea of embracing and showing His grace. The scripture that the Lord led me to was the story of the womanContinue reading “Embracing His Grace and Showing It to Others”

In It For The Long Haul

Years ago, when I was in youth ministry, I had the opportunity to have lunch with a Foursquare pastor from Germany. During that lunch we talked about numerous things concerning ministry, but there is one part of that conversation that I still remember to this day. We were talking about goals and accomplishments in ministryContinue reading “In It For The Long Haul”

Let Him Be Your Deliverer

Today I read the story in Exodus 14 where the Israelites were finally leaving Egypt and the oppressive rule of Pharaoh. But if you’re familiar with the story you know that after the Israelites left, Pharaoh changed his mind and he and his army take off after them. And so the Israelites find themselves betweenContinue reading “Let Him Be Your Deliverer”

Do You Love Jesus More Than Anything?

This week, I once again read a scripture that changed my life years ago. It’s the story of the rich young ruler found in Matthew 19:16-22. If you aren’t familiar with the story, this rich young ruler approaches Jesus and asks Him what he must do to receive eternal life. Jesus responds by telling himContinue reading “Do You Love Jesus More Than Anything?”

Approaching People With Love and Humility

This past week, I drove down to my parent’s house in Eugene. It’s a nice little drive that takes me through some beautiful farming country here in Oregon. As I was driving, I was actually praying about my devotion for this week. Then on a yard sign in front of one of the houses wasContinue reading “Approaching People With Love and Humility”