Jesus Radically Changed All Things

Wow, what a treasure chest the Old Testament (OT) is, yet Jesus radically changed all things. In the OT, discover so many first things. The beginnings of God’s big-story. How God designed us. Whose we are. God’s original…and unchanging…intent for His people. God’s archenemy who brought evil and pain and death into this world by … Read more

A Fresh Look at Jesus’ Twelve as Primal Groups

Let’s take a fresh look at Jesus’ Twelve as Primal Groups. I was watching Monday Night Football with Travis Twyman, pastor at the Inland Vineyard, and his family in the Fall of 2015. Travis is a bright thinker who thinks from Scripture. In a few sentences, he mentioned how he was stirred to think about … Read more

This One Thing

One thing! A mountain stream runs powerfully toward its one goal by moving within narrower banks. Later, the river may flatten out within its broad banks, meander through meadows and hills, and provide a lovely place to float leisurely. However, let’s never forget that most beautiful rivers begin in the headwaters with powerful, focused streams. … Read more

Telling My Story about Jesus

God has given you a unique life-story to share with others. We may not be the smartest or the most gifted or eloquent. But are we willing? How do we go about “Telling My Story” of my relationship with Jesus? In the book of Acts, the Apostle Paul shares his personal story three different times. … Read more