Sharing Bible verses

You’ve seen our bumper stickers and bookmarks.  Oh, don’t forget our doormats and Facebook posts. So, obviously, you know that us Christians like to share Bible verses.  It’s an extremely common thing.  We’re used to it, and we know you expect it.  That’s why we do it even if you don’t ask us to.  We know your heart. Another common place I’ve seen Bible verses referenced is in cards.  Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, get…..

Don’t lose it

I told this story in my message last Sunday: A pastor visited a couple at their home.  They enjoyed good conversation and a wonderful dinner.  When the pastor left, the wife turned to her husband and said, “He stole my good spoon.”  “No, he didn’t,” her husband replied.  The wife kept this to herself for the next year, until the pastor was able to join them again for dinner.  As they took their seats to…..

Beneath, behind & beyond

Most people who have ever heard me preach can tell that I love to preach.  Most people don’t know, however, that I love to teach even more. Yes, the two are related, but preaching is limited in its function. There’s an interaction when you teach that you cannot have when you preach, at least the way our preaching has developed.  When most people listen to me preach, that’s what they do, listen.  Some people barely…..

Bible Study Death by Devotional

When it comes to the Bible, if there’s one thing that drives a pastor crazy it’s that many people in the church don’t make time to read, study and meditate on scripture.  If there are two things that drive this pastor crazy it’s 1) see the previous sentence and 2) many who do read the Bible are content with the sound bite versions they read. This isn’t anything new.  And many have often complained.  I, for one, have…..