I was walking toward town beside my step-father. He seemed like a giant to me. His gait was long and I was only in first grade. As he held my hand, I felt like I was running just trying to keep up. That’s because I was running trying to keep up. At times, I would… Continue reading Broken in Acting Instead of Being
I believe that it’s time we bear fruit in an area that there’s been a lot of talk about this past year or so. Over much of the past year, our own Director of Transformational Ministries Brandon Kelly has been writing and blogging about the five-fold callings found in Ephesians 4 – apostles, prophets, evangelists,… Continue reading We Are Broken in Our One Size Fits All Ministry Gifting Focus
We are broken before God when we put our hope in our government/political party instead of in the Lord. Putting the government above our God is like worshiping a golden calf as our idol. Instead, we should be pointing others to the eternal, saving hope only God offers. Therefore, it’s essential we understand the relationship… Continue reading Our Hope is in Christ Alone
We are broken in the Lord when we treat others whose political opinions are different than ours with no: civility, respect, dignity, or kindness. How will these actions, attitudes and words of ours reflect onto the Lord? Will those we’ve treated poorly still be open to hearing about the love of God? Now, where would… Continue reading Believers, be civil to one another; even in political conversations.
There is no ‘position’ of pastor in the Bible. Did you hear that? There was no position of pastor that needed to be filled in the New Testament. When John Winebrenner repented of an institutional reading of the Bible and read it with fresh eyes, he saw and argued that there are only two ‘offices’… Continue reading We Are Broken in Our Focus on Pastors
The Navaho and the Anglo look at land use and ownership in very different ways. Maybe it is best said indigenous peoples and Western civilization view this in very different ways, for this struggle is not limited to the United States. I will not try to make a case that either one is right or… Continue reading Broken in Our Attitude Toward Land and Those Who Dwell There
We are a prideful people. Ever since Genesis 3 when the first man and woman ate the fruit from the tree, thinking they could be like God, we have been filled with pride for ourselves. Pride is defined as, “a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those… Continue reading Broken in our Pride
We are broken before God in the area of believing He has all POWER. It’s easy to say we believe in God. It takes faith to act in His power. The Bible tells us Jesus gave us all authority. We are told there is a power greater than the world who lives within us. With… Continue reading We Are Broken in Engaging God’s Power
I was asked to be involved in this project and I don’t even know what a blog is. Having asked God for ten more years to study, teach the Word, and write I could not reject this opportunity. He has heard my prayer. I am sure most who read this know that one of the… Continue reading We Are Broken in Self-sufficiency
We confess, Father, that we have not always acted like the FAMILY OF GOD. We regret to say that we have been selfish and territorial, sometimes lazy or prideful. We have let other things distract us from you, and have failed to love each other well.
*Candice writes and e-mails prayers to all office staff each day. This one is especially pertinent to our subject of repentance.