Withdrawal or Emergence – A Sunday Issue

Jeff Church Life, Cultural Observations, Relationships, Sundays

Most Sundays I awake with a strange mixture of anticipation and concern.  The Lord’s Day means so much to me and I am always looking for God to accomplish something before my eyes that I will remember forever.  I anticipate each Sunday that this might be the day when someone I’ve long prayed for will commit themselves to Jesus Christ.  …

Gifted

Jeff Humility

Last week, prior to Mother’s Day, I found myself doing what I don’t often do well: waiting.  There was some perfume I wanted to get my lady for Mother’s Day and I was told by the salesperson that the bottle could be engraved with a personal note to Amy for no extra charge.  They showed me some samples of the …

Blowing The Mind Of An Intellectual

Jeff FAITH, Heaven, Humility, Spiritual Growth

It would seem that, out of all the Apostles of Jesus Christ, only one of the men could be classified as an intellectual.  Granted, all of them were endowed with great spiritual wisdom during their lives but only Paul was formally trained and groomed theologically for the calling that ultimately found him.  The man was analytically brilliant, top of his …

Everyone’s Battle

Jeff Church Life, pride, Service, Spiritual Warfare, Worship

Sunday’s high call is to worship Christ and serve others.  That sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?  Truly it would be if not for one persistent problem that continually seeks to get in the way.  Nope, not the devil.  It’s not your spouse, your children, the weather, the economy or the person who did you wrong… Your biggest obstacle to worshiping …