Many years ago, I made a realization about ministry that has guided me through the years. The idea is based on a story from the Apostle Paul’s life in Acts 16. There, we find the Apostle Paul following the leadership of the Holy Spirit who was both guiding him and directing him on his journey. He […]
“Can you tell a bird to just go chirp, chirp, chirp? No, Andy, I’m like a bird. I was born to sing.” – Barney Fife This quote comes from one of my all-time favorite Andy Griffith episodes in which Andy is trying to find a diplomatic way to keep Barney from singing a solo. Barney retorts with this quote […]
Nearly all of us have seen or heard a demonstration that goes like this: the leader places a big jar on the table and next to it are several big rocks, a few smaller stones, some small pebbles, and sand. Then, the question is asked, “Do you think all of this can fit into the jar?”
David Manner gives an exhaustive explanation of why it’s important to understand the principles behind why you worship the way you do at your church. That leads me to the next question… how do you evaluate? Is it whenever you get around to it? Do you have a set time each week where “iron sharpens […]
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