In Step With God

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  • Purposeful Piety

    “Thy will be done” these four words capture something primitive. They do not contain the Majestic anthem of our Lord “Holy, Holy, Holy”, nor do they contain the command of peace and stillness “Be still and know that I am God”, they even do not hint at the wondrous mystery of “I Am”, and yetContinue reading “Purposeful Piety”

  • Small Groups and Christian Thought

    This weekend’s literature has primarily included a review of Wesleyan Small Group practices, Oswald Sanders’ Spiritual Discipleship, and the foundations of Christian Thought.  I am struck, as though by lightning, as I reflect upon what I have read yesterday and today regarding the nature of Christian Thought and Life. Of first importance is to acknowledgeContinue reading “Small Groups and Christian Thought”

  • Flat Tires, Adding Value, and Doing the Work

    God used a flat tire to teach me about leadership, action, and obedience. I changed my tire for the first time on the shoulder of I-35 heading north towards Dallas, Texas. I had spent the day at Liberty Hill Baptist Church for the 2021 Defending Your Faith conference. Matt Baker, a dear friend, and fellowContinue reading “Flat Tires, Adding Value, and Doing the Work”

  • Walking with God as Leaders

    If Christ is the greatest of all leaders, then His heart is the foundation upon which leadership ought to be understood. What then, is the heart of Christ? “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls….” Matthew 11:29Continue reading “Walking with God as Leaders”

5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, 6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, 7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.

 New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), 2 Pe 1:5–9.

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