Grace and faithfulness reflect God’s character in ways that duty cannot. They are not automatic or intuitive, and may be developed in the life of any person.
Who is our worship, our giving, our prayer, and our fasting for? To whom is our service directed? Our answer should be God, but often times our motivation lies elsewhere. Jesus confronts the religious leaders regarding the motivation behind their worship. Are they doing what they do to please God or to please themselves. Listen […]
I’m at a retreat for youth pastors at Hidden Acres Christian Camp and we’ve been discussing spiritual growth for leaders with Larry Austin, who is currently the pastor of missional discipleship at First Evangelical Free Church in Ames, IA. In particular we talked about silence and listening prayer tonight. How often do we just quiet […]