Faith that Moves You

Faith that Moves You

A very mysterious event is recorded in Luke 5:18-20. “Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him...
Between God’s Two Words

Between God’s Two Words

You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our father” (Luke 3:7-8). This is the warm greeting of John the Baptist to the crowds coming to hear...
The One Who Kept Walking

The One Who Kept Walking

Jesus called his followers to abide in him, or remain in him. There was a man living thousands of years earlier who did just that—by walking.“Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him...
Turn Down the Heat

Turn Down the Heat

Ryan Nilsen led me to rethink. His presentation to the recent CLB Central Region convention challenged our notions about how we welcome new people into our churches.In my church, we have engaged in self-evaluation. Among our strengths, we see a warm welcoming core...