The Bible is somewhat like a mirror. It shows us a picture of ourselves with the promise that someday, we will miraculously achieve flawless perfection in our character. We will look like Jesus. But right now, the Bible also helps us to see the flaws that need to be removed before we get to the point of perfection for eternity.
Some decisions are so radical that there is simply no going back. They’re life-changing, and sometimes world-changing. The problem is, only a relatively few people… Read More »When to Take Burn-the-Ships, No-Turning-Back, Massive Action
If you’re a pastor, you’re a motivator. In fact, motivational preaching is one of the most powerful and persuasive tools for change our culture knows.… Read More »Why You Should Preach to Motivate People to Change
One of my favorite movie lines was uttered by Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbor. His character, Capt. Rafe McCawley, travels to London before Hawaii was attaked so that he could fly with the British Royal Air Force. When he lands, his new commanding officer asks, “Why is it so many of you young Americans are so eager to die?” McCawley responds, “I’m not eager to die sir, I’m just eager to matter.”
That sums up my life.Read More »Do Something that Matters