Freed Up To Fight

Jeff Cultural Observations, Uncategorized 1 Comment

The last couple of generations of American males have been taught that fighting is bad. My son got suspended from school in fourth grade for fighting back against a fifth grader who cornered him in a bathroom. The assistant principal actually told him that, instead of defending himself, he should have gone and gotten a teacher…while he was in a …

Sanctified Sex: Plain Spoken Truth

Jeff Uncategorized 2 Comments

Most of us would be surprised to do a survey of the Bible with our singular goal to be to discern what is written therein about human sexuality. Scripture is filled with references about sex. These references include the beauty of marital intimacy, the prohibition of God concerning sex outside of heterosexual marriage, the ordaining of human life through conception, …

How’s Your Church?

Jeff Uncategorized 2 Comments

Tonight, at New Bridge Church, we will launch into a new Summer sermon series which will unpack Jesus’ longest recorded sermon, commonly referred to as The Sermon on the Mount. I have called the series Fit For A King. This singular message from Jesus is amazingly counter-cultural and deeply challenging for all believers. Before we actually get into the words …

Today’s Rising Prayer

Jeff Praise, Prayer, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Father, On this day we come before You with nothing that You need.  We sometimes scramble to bring You something when we come to pray. Today, I bring you nothing more than a heart with two spiritual chambers: one full of praise and one full of need. We are not quite able to comprehend that You have eternally existed in …

Embracing Brokenness – Amy Lyle testimony

Jeff Uncategorized

This past Sunday evening, my co-pastor, Billy Humphrey, asked my wife, Amy, to share some of her story. In 2011, Amy was hit head-on by a distracted driver. She nearly died, but God allowed her to survive the impact of the collision.  Her mother who was her passenger, heartbreakingly, did not survive. Amy received extensive injuries which threatened to leave …

Confessions of a Love-Stutterer

Jeff Uncategorized

If you have been following the Transforming Truth blog for any length of time, you are familiar with the pulse that is in my Kingdom veins. You know what I think – my bend, my passions, my contentions and my priorities. If you have been with me for a couple of years or more, and if you consider yourself a …

Confidently Living Within Life’s Tension

Jeff Endurance, Hope, Uncategorized

The Bible does an amazing job at balancing the human experience  with a divine dosage of reality.  Perhaps one of the easiest ways to bring harm to the cause of Christ is for us to upset this balance by a one-eyed reading of Scripture.  Let me explain:  God’s word is constantly revealing both the negative and the positive about our …

4 Strategies of Satan

Jeff Uncategorized

Yes, the enemy has a plan for your life. He is organized. He is committed. He is relentless. Satan and his demonic army are real and active. The last thing he wants us to do is to notice his activity. He prefers covert ops. This morning, the Lord gave me four distinct words that serve to describe four tactics by …

Snap the Shackles, Jesus!

Jeff Uncategorized

“You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men. And He said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition!” – Mark 7:8-9 Jesus, thank You for rebuking leaders who cling to their preferred traditions. Thank You, Lord, for not being neutral about the strongholds …

Mission Accomplished!

Jeff Uncategorized

Below is a short video that acknowledges the success of our raising the money for our friends in Kenya. With the $5,000 raised, we will be able to provide a motorcycle which Pastor Sospeter will use in visiting the members of the church there. Also, children will be able to continue their education as we supply tuition for the schools. …

Kenya Mission 2018

Jeff Uncategorized

God has opened another door for Transforming Truth to come alongside of Pastor Sospeter Onzere in Kenya. Would you take a few minutes and watch this video and then consider contributing to this project? Your donation of any size will help us make a very real difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters in Africa. The video contains …

What’s New At Transforming Truth?

Jeff Uncategorized

Below is an update on what God is doing at Transforming Truth and my personal invitation for more people to get involved. Take a few minutes and watch the video to learn about some new observations about how we need to move in order to keep up with technological, missional and generational changes among Christians throughout the world.  

Trusting God on Purpose

Jeff Uncategorized

Today you awoke and immediately, whether consciously or subconsciously, began to look for something in which to place your confidence. We get up each morning trusting in something for our sense of stability, meaningfulness and peace. We pick a particular harbor in which to drop anchor for a while. My guess is that most people awaken each day and subconsciously …

How Not To Miss Your Calling

Jeff Uncategorized

I’m a firm believer that every human has a purpose from the heart of God. While my thoughts in this post will center upon Christians and their assignments from the Father, I also believe that every non-believer also has a purpose that is centered in the wisdom of a sovereign God. He makes all vessels for His glory. No human …

Leaving the Church of Politics For Good

Jeff POLITICS, Uncategorized

On this 4th of July I submit to you that American politics has now become the fastest growing religion in the Republic. It has two denominations, Church of the Left and Church of the Right. There are 100 Bishops (better known as Senators) and 435 Priests (located in the House of Representatives). Countless citizen-evangelists in both denominations dot the landscape …

7 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Revival

Jeff Uncategorized

These days it seems that so many Christians from various backgrounds and cultures are all sensing the same thing: the beginnings of true revival are occurring. It is common for us to hear, “Revival is coming!” That noncommittal anecdote leaves plenty of latitude for us to shrug for years if true Revival does not arrive. What I am currently hearing …

Your Cage Is Unlocked

Jeff Uncategorized

Ever since Landon was a baby, I have asked the Lord to make my son a better man than his father. It has been a simple, consistent prayer of mine for him, and I believe it will bear corresponding fruit when he is a man on his own. We all want our children to miss the mistakes that we made …

4 Places In Our Valleys

Jeff Spiritual Growth, Suffering, Uncategorized

One of my desires in communicating bible truths is that I might be able to help others in their personal journeys with the King. Over the last twenty-three years, I have been able to experience how amazing it is to walk closely with Jesus Christ. He has truly become everything to me. Yet, that becoming involved some intense seasons of …

Finishing Up The Year

Jeff Uncategorized

It has been an amazing 2017! God has been so gracious, and so good, and so glorious to me in the past year. After a very demanding 2016, this past year was one of momentum and breakthrough. I am so thankful for all of you who helped support Transforming Truth with your prayers and contributions.  I will be taking the …

Pushing Back Against Loneliness

Jeff Uncategorized

Perhaps one of the most understated or undervalued aspects of salvation is the aspect of God’s companionship.  It is ironic because the core of being one with God through faith in Jesus Christ is that we are never alone without Him.  His personal, purposed presence is the saving element in our lives, whereas once we were lost and estranged from …

OneRace Event at New Bridge Church

Jeff Uncategorized

Mark your calendars for Friday evening 10/27/17 for the next OneRace gathering. We will meet at the church where I serve, New Bridge Church. We will begin at 7:30 (come early!) that evening at 1446 Calvin Davis Circle, Lawrenceville GA 30043. The answer to the escalating racial issues in America must come from the voice of the Church. Join your …

Don’t Ride A Horse To Church

Jeff Uncategorized

Did you watch the Lone Ranger growing up? That pillar of black and white television hit the screen in 1949 and kept streaming out ample heroic goodness for 220 more episodes. Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels were some mellow but macho dudes who had an uncanny ability to knock off the bad guy in the nick of time. They were …

A Little Break

Jeff Uncategorized

This week will have me taking a break from writing here in the blog. I need a little refreshing of the waters, so I plan to take a short hiatus from writing for 7-10 days while I’m waiting on some mental fog to blow out. Life is really good right now, but there are times when I hear Father coaxing …

Why The Church Remains Divided

Jeff Uncategorized

Unless anyone desires to protest or prove otherwise, I am assuming we all agree that the Church is divided. The embarrassing walls between us are many: racial classifications, generational preferences, denominational traditions, liturgies, creeds, pet-doctrines, music preferences, music preferences, music preferences and, not to mention, music preferences. Frankly, if I cared to squander the time, I believe I could mention …

A Spontaneous Moment of Racial Unity

Jeff Uncategorized

For several weeks leading up to Sunday, August 13, 2017, I had planned to begin a new sermon series on unity in the Church. My first message was to be a strong call for the tearing down of racial division in the church and community. God had moved me to heavily promote this message on social media and I began …