The Idea That 'I AM saved, am BEING saved, and WILL BE saved,' and its Relationship to Disciple Making.

Have you ever heard anyone say, “I have been saved; I am being saved; and I will be saved?”  Have you said it?  Do you believe it’s true?  It can get a bit tricky to explain how salvation “works,” but it often goes something like this: God HAS saved us (regeneration) – Ephesians 2:8 “For […]

But… Isn't The Law Written On Stoney Hearts?

“In that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them.” ~ Romans 2:15 Yes, I think most of us would agree that the Law, or the “works of the Law,” are written on human hearts.  But here’s the thing… […]

Make Disciples… Sure, But What Ever Happened To Seeking The Lost?

The dialogue about the word “Go” in the Great Commission continues.  Whether one should Make Disciples “as you go” about your daily life, or assume a posture of “having gone,” or even maintain an attitude of urgency and intentionality by getting up off your butt and “going” all the time, it’s go, go, go… I […]

I'm 76.5% Completely Sold Out To Jesus!

I love it when someone asks me if I’m “100% Sold Out To Jesus.”  Well, I don’t really love it, but it is an interesting provocation.  Actually, it smarts just a little.  I suppose this sort of introspection is healthy at times, but I think it’s based on a lie.  The lie is that one […]

So, You Think You Play A Part In Your Own Spiritual Transformation? Hmm…

An interesting comment from another blog post sparked this one.  That post was titled, “Being Transformed by the Renewing of my Mind, I think…” and can be read here.   To be perfectly clear, the following is not about salvation.  It concerns what happens afterwards.  It concerns moving, or being transformed from what we were to […]

Christian, STAY WHERE YOU ARE and KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING!

Paul the Apostle told people in the Corinthian churches (yes, churches plural)* that “Each of you should continue to live in whatever situation the Lord has placed you, and remain as you were when God first called you. This is my rule for all the churches.” 1 Corinthians 7:17  In other words, if you’re an […]

Flash Mob Evangelism

In a post by Alan Knox, he asks the question, “Was there  A Megachurch in Jerusalem?”  He also states: “There is an assumption that the followers of Jesus gathered together as a large group in the temple for “preaching and worship” (think Sunday morning worship service) while they gathered in their homes for fellowship (think […]

I didn't ask Angelica to Pray The Sinner's Prayer. Should I have?

This post was originally written on July 23rd, of this year.  It is being updated and reposted with some Great News.  If you read the whole piece, you’ll see what I’m talking about.   It’s a little town called “Guadalupe” at the edge of the Cloud Forest. We’ve been going there for a while, bringing […]

Break the Ice and THEN Share the Gospel?

        To “Break the Ice,” has come to mean: Breaking down social formality and stiffness.                 An earlier meaning of this phrase, i.e. ‘to forge a path for others to follow’ alludes of course to the breaking of ice to allow the navigation of boats. The figurative use […]

Multiplying is Easy, Making Disciples is Not

“If you don’t know your multiplication tables, you’ll have problems all your life.” I saw this graphic posted on a wall in a rural Ecuadorian elementary school.  It struck me because of the extent of its claim.  The inability to multiply would negatively impact all of life.   I suppose the opposite would hold true […]