In Ephesians 6, Paul tells fathers not to frustrate their children. I’ve always been frustrated by this teaching. It’s as if Paul couldn’t think of anything positive to say to fathers, so he ends up writing, “Hey, dads…just don’t mess your kids up…” As I’ve thought about it, I’ve come to a different understanding of this passage – working...more
Jesus said, “Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I’ll come in to him and have dinner with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20, HCSB). Most of us expect Jesus to wait by the door forever for us to make a decision. Should we open it or not?...more
Stories are important—especially our own. They tell us who we are. They tell us who others are. We don’t know each other unless we know the stories that make us up. Mike talks about the importance of listening to each other and giving the greatest gift you can give another person who needs to hear about Jesus—attention.
According to the universal rules of working out in gyms, everyone must complain that the scales in the locker room are weighing everyone 5-7 pounds heavier than they actually are. According to these rules, everyone has the right to step up on the scales, then step off and loudly complain, “These scales are off—way off.” The second rule of...more