The rigidity of organizational policy overlooks the individual and causes harm to the whole organism, which is the living church.… Read More Making Exceptions
I guess the early church had given up on each other. I wonder if those spurs had anything to do with it?… Read More When spurs leave you bleeding and jumpy…
God’s Spirit does not always follow the rules as we understand them to be. Sometimes He uses the Eldads and Medads who are like us, a little bit different, to speak with power and grace.… Read More Gems from Numbers 11: Prophesying without Permission!
God used the two misfits wandering around the camp to bless His people! But they were in the wrong place! But they got off schedule! But they bungled the plan! It doesn’t matter when God’s Spirit is at work.
… Read More Gems from Numbers 11: The blessing of rule-breaking misfits
Moses couldn’t handle it anymore. Not all alone. He tells God, “I can’t do this by myself—it’s too much, all these people.” “You don’t have to,” was God’s answer. “Gather together seventy men from among the leaders of Israel, men whom you know to be respected and responsible. Take them to the Tent of Meeting. I’ll… Read More Gems from Numbers 11: How the meek burn out
In my head, his tantrum sounds just like the one I had this morning with my three children.… Read More Gems from Numbers 11: “Let me out of here!”
In 1 Samuel 15, Samuel told King Saul to destroy the worthless Amalekites. Although genocide is generally not a good idea today, the principle revealed in the story is a great test of Christian leadership. Who do your Christian leaders honor? The popular and powerful or the weak, undeserved nobodies? Amalekite History Who were these condemned people? When… Read More A test of Christian leadership