And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept. Mark 14:72 (ESV) For some of us, failure has loomed over our lives like a flashing neon sign. Embarrassment…Anger…Fear…Shame…Despair… flash before … Continue reading Failure Isn’t A Destiny
This week we begin a new series writing about the twelve apostles. These are the men who started the church two thousand years ago. We look at what they wrote and how they did it for direction in how to live today. If asked to name these twelve men, I could have listed maybe half … Continue reading My Foot-Shaped Mouth
The one spiritual gift the Holy Spirit has given to me that stands out among all the rest is the gift of serving. Nothing has given me more joy than serving others. For those of us with this gift we are the ones who meet the practical needs of others and the church. I … Continue reading The Gift of Serving
Acts 12:1-17 King Herod was killing Christians. He had John’s brother, James run through with the sword. And now he had Peter in prison. What was going to happen next? Were we all to suffer such a fate? Is this what it had come to? We had now gathered day after day praying for Peter’s safe … Continue reading Knock, knock. Who’s there?
Something about this overly excited young girl makes me giggle. Perhaps it’s that I see a bit of myself in her character. A few things stick out to me most when reading this story of young Rhoda. First, the uncontainable elation that bursts from her upon hearing Peter’s voice at the door, after having been … Continue reading When God Answers
We each have a story to tell. God gave us a gift to tell our story with. There are seven motivational gifts mentioned in Romans chapter twelve. Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhorting, Giving, Organizing, Mercy. We were each born with at least one of these to help us tell our story. Our gifts are not to be valued by … Continue reading It’s Your Story… You Tell It