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?…

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…

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…

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,…

Do We Walk The Walk?

Change is coming to the church. Have you noticed it yet? I sure do. I’m starting to see a new reformation happen and I’m so excited. It’s a reconnect to grace and the gospel, which is something that I believe has been lost over time.  Let me explain this a bit, and I want pastors…

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…

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…

Building A Ministry Right

1 Corinthians 3:10-15 (AMP) – “According to the grace (the special endowment for my task) of God bestowed on me, like a skillful architect and master builder I laid the foundation, and now another man is building upon it. But let each be careful how he builds upon it, For no other foundation can anyone lay than…