Words with Power.

  In Bible times, a king’s word carried tremendous power. What he said would always come to pass. “Where the word of a king is, there is power…” – Ecclesiastes 8:4 Do you know that we are called kings? Revelation 1 says that Jesus has washed us from our sins with His blood and made…

Count on Forgiveness.

What are you more conscious of today? Your sins or the fact that you have been forgiven? Don’t ever be conscious of your sins. We must always be aware of Jesus and His finished work on the cross. The Lamb of God has taken away all your sins at the cross, so count on the fact…

Live for Today.

It’s at this time of year that people will reflect on the year and remember the good and bad things that have happened. Then, the resolutions start. Losing weight, stopping bad habits, the desire for new relationships, and all sorts of things will be focused on. I don’t have a problem with goals, but I…

You Will Run and Not Be Weary.

There are times when something horrible happens and we don’t think we can go on. Maybe we’ve failed so bad that we can’t ever go back to what we were doing. You might think you are too old to start something new. You start feeling like life is over, that there is nothing for you. Thankfully,…

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…

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…

A Revelation of Forgiveness.

I was watching some Christian TV the last few weeks and I found a recurring theme about their interpretation of forgiveness. Actually, being involved in restoration ministry has always opened my eyes as to how people view forgiveness. I’ve seen elders toss Pastors for having too many outside friends. I’ve seen church workers exited from…

Job: A Lesson in Restoration

Ever since I was a young believer the one book in the Bible that everyone seemed to avoid was Job. It was always presented as a depressing, difficult-to-understand Bible book that had no redeeming value in it. All I would get out of it was that “Job was patient”. Until I became a little more…

Help During the Holidays

As we are now in the holiday season I want to encourage many of you who feel alone, rejected or tossed aside by something that has happened at your church or ministry. It may have been your fault, it may be that you were rejected for your behavior, or maybe you were the victim of…

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…

Restoration is…where?

Restoration is a much debated topic in the church today. As society continues to downward spiral in behavior we as Christians have shown clearly that we aren’t immune either. Even though we do our best to “behave” and live clean, innocent lives we must conclude that we are ALL going to fail and sometimes act…