The best strategy for growing people spiritually is to first grow ourselves. In so doing we model the change we wish to see in them.
Growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, I developed the impression that Jesus Christ would return before I reached the age of thirty — let alone fifty! In sermons and old hymns, the imminent return of Christ was used as a warning to repent and be ready. Here we are well into the next century, […]
Since I’ve been a teenager growing up in the Church, summer youth camps have always been the “spiritual high” in my Christian walk. I always looked forward to them and couldn’t wait for next year. When I left camp, I felt a void in my heart. There was a weird feeling when I left my […]
My childhood memories of many sermons in church were from men who seemed angry about a lot of things. They preached long and hard about world conditions and the imminent battle of Armageddon. I greatly feared the nations of Gog and Magog! Late at night, I thought I could hear those evil armies crashing over […]