33 ways you can make a difference in your church

Show grace to others, especially to those who don't deserve it. Grace by definition is undeserved. Hold onto truth, but always with grace. Look children in the eye. Give them undivided attention, even if just for a few moments. Don't simply plan; prepare. Planning expects things to work the way we've drawn things up; preparing…

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Paul on the Damascus Road

It's one of the great reversals in the Bible. Saul, on his way from Jerusalem to Damascus to hunt down followers of Jesus -- finds instead Jesus chasing him down. Acts 9 tells us that Saul is breathing out murderous threats, ready to grab any follower of "The Way." If you’ve read the New Testament,…

Silent Saturday

Yesterday was the day that changed all days, for the resurrection of Jesus is the hinge point of history. The empty tomb upended the vice grip of sin and death, and its ultimate claim on our lives. And so, yesterday, we celebrated. Where Friday was a day of sorrow, grief, & darkness at the cross,…