Posts from June 2019

Posts from June 2019

pray passionately / give generously / go fearlessly

Fear Transforms to Power When I was first invited to go to Haiti, I almost didn’t go.  I was scared to death because I didn’t know what I’d do or better yet, what I’d say. But my biggest fear was having to share the Gospel! Yes, the very purpose of the trip is what made me fear it the most.  I was just an ordinary Sunday church goer living an everyday life. But what I didn’t fully understand was that…

Truth That Transforms

Statements that can transform lives Trust facts over feelings. To be in God’s presence is a privilege that came at a great price. God will never love you more nor less than he already does in Christ. Many of us have learned to feel helpless (like an elephant raised on a chain), but in Christ we are NOT helpless. Noone can fight sin alone, in the dark. If God loves us and is in control, then nothing “bad” can happen…

You Are Chosen

1 Peter 2:9 (NIV) reads, “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” The Bible definitively declares that, we, the followers of Jesus, are extraordinary people in the eyes of our Father.  We are individually chosen to form the Church collective.  We intercede with the Creator on behalf of the world.  We are set apart by…

“I have to be part of that!”

True Story One of my favorite stories from past Vacation Bible Spectaculars involves a dad that came to see what his kids were up to at Alsbury. He didn’t have much experience with “church folks,” so he wasn’t sure what to expect. After walking into our worship center decorated to look like a swamp, he was a bit perplexed. When everything got going: He saw kids leading other kids in worship with some catchy songs. He watched two grown men…