Quit Cleaning The Fish.

Scripture calls us to be “fishers of men”. We are NOT called to clean the fish when they are caught. That is God’s job. What the heck is going on in the church today? Why are our pastors and leaders so focused on getting in the pulpit and beating up the sheep about their behavior?…

Let’s Be Free.

I want to share a truth with you today that can set you freeā€”free from bondage, guilt and condemnation. It can set you free to live in victory and be everything God created you to be. This is a truth that is the very foundation of your faith. When you really begin to understand this…

You Are Counted Righteous.

What do you think righteousness is about? Think about it for a minute. Is it something you do or something you are? Is about right doing or right believing? “But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners..” – Romans 4:5 Hmmm. Looks…

How Can I Help?

What can we do for the leaders who have just had a big sin exposed? Certainly not condemn them or toss them to the side. Would you call them? What would you do if your pastor went in front of the congregation this Sunday and said that he’s been lying about something in his life…

Dust

As we talk with fallen leaders it’s easy to see where they are in their relationship with the Lord and people around them during restoration. If they can look you in the eye and have a positive attitude towards God and their lives they are on their way. On the other hand, when I see…

Don’t Forget to Change!

As I walk with pastors and leaders through their restoration process I’ve noticed that many go back to their old ways of teaching and leading. It’s frustrating to say the least. While we’ve all been given unlimited opportunities in our lives, when someone is coming off of a traumatic sin or failure and they’ve gotten…

How Do You See Things?

In dealing with problems in the church we are always looking to the scriptures to get some guidance on how to properly handle things. In my reading I always love how Jesus is loving and practical when there is a problem, He goes straight to the solution! He doesn’t mess around. He isn’t looking for…

Creating Unity 101

I hear from church leaders and pastors that are always trying to figure out how to unify their churches. It seems that they want to build unity by having more bible studies, more outreach programs, more activities for kids, maybe a Men’s Retreat. There is a great story in Luke that occurs after Jesus is…

Holding Each Other Accountable. Really?

The Bible teaches us to obey our spiritual leaders. They have been given the task of watching over us and helping us discover God’s purpose and grace in our lives. But we have to understand this with the reality that our spiritual leaders are called to equip God’s people to do His work and to…

I’m a Sheep…what do I do?

Over the years, my wife and I have had quite a meetings with people in churches or organizations about the subject of “what do I do” when a pastor’s sin is discovered. It’s not an easy answer because the answers can change from situation to situation. My goal here is to give a few, definitely…

Grace as Bible class…really?

Grace is not a bible school topic…it IS the reason FOR bible school! It’s the gospel, the good news about Jesus. How can we make the reason for Christianity and redemption a single topic? It’s the center of everything we as teachers and believers of Jesus should be speaking out. Let’s not treat grace this…

Some scary stats for Pastors…

Hey Pastors! You are not alone. If you are not a pastor and reading this, maybe it will cause you to take another look at that guy in front who seems to be invincible and perfect. When I first started compiling stats on personal profiles on pastors I was shocked…but more shocked to find that…