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Not Perfect is a Holy Thing: John Mark

Person: John Mark Epic Fail: Desertion God’s View: A useful man Ever been unfaithful, quit or walked out and think God can no longer use you? STOP! God uses quitters. Being unfaithful creates significant consequences and fallout. The issue is not the sin, but…

Not Perfect is a Holy Thing: Moses

Person: Moses Epic Fail: Anger and frustration God’s View: One of the greatest prophets Ever avoid getting involved because you’re angry or frustrated? STOP! Moses had numerous occasions whereby he got frustrated and angry. He even failed in this area. God still used him!…

Why not Wednesday: A not so perfect start

A professor of mine wrote a quote on the whiteboard that shattered all thinking in the room: “It something is truly worth doing, its worth doing poorly.” Yeah, but… Even now I bet you are thinking “yeah, but…” The classroom filled with those kinds…

Not Perfect is a Holy Thing: Abraham

Person: Abraham Epic Fail: Took maters into his own hands God’s View: A man of faith If you’re the type that needs things figured out before pursuing something: STOP! God calls people to do things even when the person has no clue what to…

Not Perfect is a Holy Thing: You and I

Person: You and I Epic Fail: Pick any sin God’s View: Holy If you think God cannot use you because you’re not perfect: STOP! God uses imperfect people. Heroes of the Bible are viewed as heroes because of God’s grace and a heart of…

Why Not Wednesday: God speaking

God speaking through a burning bush sounds good right now. Whispers from God are nice. The Balaam route? I’d say sounds crass. God speaking through angels is scary, uhmin and thumin weird. Jonah’s route, i’d like to pass. So the Bible I sit and…

To be godly or not to be, that is the wrong question…

God or Godly Character? Is it a matter of balance? How do we address the fact of God changing the inside verses outward appearance and conformity? In discipleship and teaching there is a tension between these two. Where we are at Within the North…

We need more stained glass windows…

  “We will use these stones to build a memorial. In the future, your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ Then you can tell them…” ~ Joshua 4:6-7a NLT Where is the art? Stained glass windows were used to communicate…

Methods and Content and Needs (oh, my!)

There is a tension between methods, content, and needs. With tensions we often pit one against each other, or take the “both/and” approach. This pours into another tendency; using nebulous terms such as balance, equilibrium or compromise. Everyone defines balance differently. We love to…

A Risen Savior Changes everything!

Today we celebrate what changes everything! Sin and suffering recieved an end date when Jesus rose. Reconciling with God- permanently is now possible. And, most of all, a sure and future hope awaits…He’ll be back!

Good Friday?

The name Good Friday seems weird to me. It does not quite fit. As I reflect on the death of Jesus, I wish I could rename it. Good Friday does not capture the full essence of the day. The Good is not good That…

Relevant!

Relevant, defined by the Oxford American Dictionary, means closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand. If there is ever a battle in any ministry, it is relevancy! The key issue is that to be relevant means to change to match or be…