Listen… Worship… Live (Part 3)

In my sermon this past Sunday I closed with three words: Listen, Worship, Live. This week I will be taking time to write an individual post for each one of these disciplines to help you apply the Bible to your life. Listen… Worship… Live (Part 1) Listen… Worship… Live (Part 2) When I was 16 yearsContinue reading “Listen… Worship… Live (Part 3)”

How to Read: Book of Revelation

This is the final part of a series of posts based on the book How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. To see the previous posts in this series, click below: Are You Reading the Bible Wrong? How to Read: New Testament Letters How to Read: Old Testament Narrative How to Read: TheContinue reading “How to Read: Book of Revelation”

Practical Steps for Spiritual Growth

The past year has been absolutely incredible. I have had the amazing privilege of pioneering and launching the Garretson Campus of The Rescue Church. One of the primary reasons we launch new campuses is to reach those who are far from God. Specifically, we do not seek transfer growth (growing via members of other churchesContinue reading “Practical Steps for Spiritual Growth”

Killed Or Be Killed

If you are a Christian, you are at war. The battle is one with eternal consequences. You wage war not against mere humans but against powerful forces of evil in a realm that you cannot see. There is an unholy trinity – the world, your flesh, and the devil – which seeks to plunge yourContinue reading “Killed Or Be Killed”

The Ladder of Humility (Part Two)

This is part two of a series on the Ladder of Humility by Saint Benedict. If you have not read the first post, be sure to read it first by clicking below: Ladder of Humility (Part One) Step 2: Doing God’s Will (Not Our Own or Other People’s) This second step of humility holds threeContinue reading “The Ladder of Humility (Part Two)”

The Discipline of Silence

“Do not be hasty to speak, and do not be impulsive to make a speech before God. God is in Heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.” – Ecclesiastes 5:2 Those words are incompatible with the evangelical culture of our day. We live in a world that is polluted withContinue reading “The Discipline of Silence”

The Ladder of Humility (Part One)

As I shared in my last post, one of the books I am reading is Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. The goal of this book is to help believers to not only be spiritually mature but emotionally healthy – and yes those are two different things. Scazzero, the author, goes into detail on how the great trials,Continue reading “The Ladder of Humility (Part One)”

Three Books YOU Should Read

I love to talk about books (I’m a pastor and I work in a library, what can you expect?) At many of the staff meetings of The Rescue Church, I ask my staff what they are reading. I have learned through great men and women that Leaders ARE Readers! I want to share with youContinue reading “Three Books YOU Should Read”