let the lion out

Permission Granted

God is a gentleman and will always ask permission before he intervenes in your life. The devil will always act as a thief, break in, and steal your joy. The devil never asks permission. Next time something happens in your life, before blaming God for the situation,...

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Bad Week?

Do you ever just have a horrible day? And then that day somehow carries into the next, and the next and before you know it the week has gone by and you're feeling like you're in the slums of life. After I recently had one of these weeks someone asked me if I could...

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Offensive Christianity

So many times as Christians we react to situations and defend our faith. What if instead we got proactive and on the offense with our message! Instead of defending who we are lets proclaim who we are. The world will know us by our actions. If our actions stem from...

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No Attention Paid…

Let’s talk about the principle of a work ethic with excellence. About three fourths through the book of Genesis we are introduced to a character by the name of Joseph. Now for those of you that attended sunday school know all there is to know about him. But today I...

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Seeing the World with Blind Eyes

When was the last time you were judged by someone? Was it because of what you were wearing? Something you said? A quirky characteristic you may have? What if we didn't have our five senses, and instead we only experienced people based upon their hearts? I know this...

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Praise in Desolation

I recently had the opportunity to lead worship during the young adult service at The Potter's House. The service takes place weekly on Friday nights and I normally just play piano. This week was different as I was playing and leading. The days leading up to Friday...

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Offensive Service

"It's now time to receive the offering today..." The room is full of silence as people try to act like they didn't hear the pastor say it's time to give your money away. I think that our perspective of church can be a bit skewed from time to time. The church is always...

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Addicted to Service

"I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)" 1 Corinthians 16:15 [KJV] This past Sunday my pastor continued a focus on the concept of serving....

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Can't Do It

These can be some of the most powerful words that a man could say. You see, when a person decides that he no longer possess the power to complete a task, he has just limited himself to just that...an inability to perform a task. I'm going to be honest with you, I...

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