Let Me Teach You

Jesus said an amazing thing in Matthew 11:28-30. “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

The Message Version renders it this way. “”Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

I was really struck by His comment and my lack of follow through. Learn from Me!

If we want to know more about God our heavenly Father we need to simply come to Jesus and learn from Him. Jesus “who exists at the very heart of the Father, has made Him plan as day” (John 1:18 The Message).

When Jesus says, “In My Father’s house are many mansions” (John 14:2), count on it. He knows. He has walked in them.

When Jesus says, :You are worth more than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:31), trust Him. Jesus knows. He knows the value of every creature.

When Christ declares, “Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8), believe it. After all, “He was in the beginning with God” (John 1:2).

Jesus claims to be, not a top theologian, an accomplished theologian, or even the Supreme Theologian, but rather the Only Theologian. “No one truly knows the Father except the Son.” He does not say, “No one truly knows the Father like the Son” or “in the fashion of the Son.” But rather, “No one truly knows the Father except the Son.”

Heaven’s door has one key, and Jesus holds it. Think of it this way. You are a fifth grader studying astronomy. The day you read about the first mission to the moon you and your classmates pepper the teacher with space-travel questions.

“What does moon dust feel like?”

“Can you swallow when there’s no gravity?”

“What about going to the bathroom?”

The teacher does the best she can but prefaces most replies with “I would guess ….” Or “I think …” Or “Perhaps…”

How could she know? She has never been there. But the next day she brings a guest who has. Buzz Aldrin enters the room. Yes, the astronaut who left footprints on the surface of the moon.

“Now ask your questions,” the teacher invites. And Aldrin answers each with certainty. He knows the moon; he’s walked on it. No speculation or hesitation. He speaks with conviction. 

So did Jesus. “He was teaching them as one who had authority” (Matthew 7:29). Jesus knows the dimensions of God’s throne room, the fragrance of its incense, the favourite songs of the unceasing choir. He has a unique, one-of-a-kind, unrivalled knowledge of God and wants to share His knowledge with you. “No one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him” (Matthew 11:27 NLT).

Jesus doesn’t boast about His knowledge; He shares it. He doesn’t gloat; He gives. He doesn’t revel; He reveals. He reveals to us the secrets of eternity.

And He shares them, not just with with top brass or purebred, but with the hungry and needy. In the very next line Jesus invites: “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you. Let Me teach you, because I am humble and gentle of heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Do yourself a favour. Find the brightest highlighter manufactures and the darkest ink produced. Underscore, underline,, and accept the invitation: “Let Me teach you…”

The Christmas Hypocrites

It is almost the start of December, the month we celebrate Christmas as North American believers. The world started to “celebrate” their way – consume more and accumulate more debt – well before Halloween even arrived. It seems to me the world’s Christmas observance has been starting earlier and earlier … as I think it use to at least wait until after Halloween was over.

It must be confusing for those who celebrate both. You have your halloween decorations up on the front lawn and yet the stores are already decorated for Christmas. So, the morning after Halloween is officially over everyone in my neighbourhood rushes out to take down the inflatable Halloween monsters to put up and inflate Santa Clause, Elfs, Minions, and assorted other non-religious front yard decorations. A few still display the baby in the manger, the Wise Men, and the shepherds with a few weak looking sheep. 

It is the time of year that I try not to do any shopping but the basics – food, coffee, and Coke Zero. I don’t want to deal with the crowds. People looking for bargains and spending money they can ill afford to spend are not pleasant people to be around. And, if I end up shopping in the Christmas rush I loose my sense of inner peace – the peace that passes all understanding that Jesus talks about. You know – Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amazing how we lose peace celebrating the birth of the Price of Peace. But, I digress.

The other reason I don’t go shopping and visit all the stores is because so so many of those buying Christmas gifts are hypocrites. They don’t believe in Jesus, His ministry and message. At best they are religious and believe in some set of rules, rituals, and rigamarole. Many are agnostic or even atheists. So, what are they doing celebrating my season, my holiday when they have no real interest in the true meaning of the season?

When I do end up in a “Christmas rush” of shoppers it takes everything in me not to stand on my shopping cart and yell, “Why don’t you all just got off my holiday!” After all, why do you take the 25th of December and assorted other days around that day to celebrate something and Someone you don’t believe in? Why don’t you just go to work like any other normal day? Why are you taking advantage of something you don’t believe just to get a few days off? Do I hear the word hypocrites?

I don’t celebrate Halloween because I don’t believe in it. I don’t pray to the saints on their special days because I don’t believe in it. I don’t go to or watch football games because I don’t believe in paying people large sums of money to run around in tights and fight over a ball. I celebrate the Christmas Season because I believe in Jesus, God born as a man who died on the cross for the forgiveness of sins, and rose again from the dead on the third day after His death proving that He is God and that what He taught was and is true. I celebrate His birth because I am one of His disciples and followers. I live according to what He preached and taught. I have made Him Lord of my life. 

So, I take the opportunity that the Christmas season offers to talk to people about Jesus. I see all the decorations in the neighbourhood and as I walk my dog I comment about the way people have decorated their yards. Comments like, “So, you are a believer?” And “I am so glad that you believe in Jesus!” This allows them to tell me what it is they believe and what they are really celebrating. I do the same when I am standing in a long, slow moving line at the checkout at Walmart … I simply turn to the next in line and say, “So, are you a believer in Jesus?” The looks on people’s faces and the resulting conversations would astonish you … and embarrass you. 

Hey, if you are going to edge in and benefit from my holiday season I think I have the right to bring up the “reason for the season” and see if and what people actually believe, if anything. I take every opportunity the Christmas season offers me to share what I believe and who I follow. 

After thought: A lot of these same people will tell you that they don’t go to church because the church is full of hypocrites. Umm…. So is Walmart during the Christmas season. 

Grace and Truth

One of my favourite passages is John 1:1-14 which is usually read out on Christmas Eve in most traditional-styled church services. In verse 14 it tells us that Jesus, born that first Christmas, was “full of grace and truth.” And, I for one am glad that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and yes forever… because that means He is still full of grace and truth.

Grace and truth

Grace told the adulterous woman, “I do not condemn you” (John 8:11 NASB)

Truth told her, “Go and sin no more” (verse 11 NKJV).

Grace invited a swindler named Zacchaeus to lunch.

Truth prompted him to sell half of his belongings and give to the poor (Luke 19:1-8)

Grace washed to feet of His disciples.

Truth told them, “Do as I have done to you” (John 13:15 NKJV).

Grace invited Peter to climb out of the boat and walk on the sea.

Truth upbraided his lack of faith (Matthew 14:29-31).

Grace invited the woman at the well to drink everlasting water.

Truth tactfully reminded her that she had gone through five husbands and was shacking up with a boyfriend (John 4:18).

Jesus was gracious enough to meet Nicodemus at night.

He was truthful enough to tell him, “Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God” (John 3:5 NKJV).

Jesus shared truth, but graciously.

Jesus offered grace, but truthfully.

Grace and truth.

Because of grace Jesus can accept us as we are.

Because of truth He can then speak to us and work with us to become who we should be. 

I am so thankful that the Christmas season reminds me that “Jesus came full of grace and truth.”

Christian Fellowship and Community

So we talk a lot, as believers and followers of Jesus, about fellowship. Apparently it was a vital part of the early church and a main focus in the book of Acts and the ministry of the two chief apostles – Paul and Peter. Acts 2:42 states that the early church gathered daily for fellowship.

However, often we have not taken the time to think through what fellowship really is. What is it that makes gathering a few people together over coffee true Christian fellowship? 

1 John 1:7 states: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”

Christian fellowship has a number of aspects to it. In a brief study of fellowship in the New Testament it seems that Christians are to fellowship with one another in the following ways:

    • “Have peace with one another” (Mark 9:50) In this way we will be the salt of the earth.
    • “Be kindly affectionate to one another” (Romans 12:10) We are to love one another as members of one family.
    • “Giving preference to one another” (Romans 12:10). We are to prefer others in specific acts of service.
    • “Be of the same mind towards one another” (Romans 12:16). We are to be unified in values and goals. (See: Romans 15:5)
    • “Receive one another” (Romans 15:7). Fully accept one another.
    • “Admonish one another” (Romans 15:14). Caution one another, reminding each other of the dangers that might lie ahead.
    • “Greet one another” (Romans 16:16). Embrace one another in a full-hearted welcome. (See: 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Peter 5:14).
    • “Wait for one another” (1 Corinthians 11:33). We aren’t to selfishly move ahead of one another.
    • “Have the same care for one another” (1 Corinthians 12:25) Treat every member with the same concern and affection.
    • “Serve one another” (Galatians 5:13). We are now free to dedicate ourselves to one another, being a blessing, serving in practical ways. (See: 1 Peter 4:10).

Koinonia may also have reference to the collection and distribution of gifts (Romans 15:26; 2 Corinthians 8:4; 9:13; Hebrews 13:16). 

    • “Bearing with one another” (Ephesians 4:2). We are to bear with one another’s weaknesses,. Standing strong in our devotion to one another no matter how offended we might get. (See: Colossians 3:13)
    • “Be kind to one another” (Ephesians 4:32). Be gracious and easy going with one another.
    • “Tenderhearted, forgiving one another” (Ephesians 4:32). We Must be filled with compassion for one another, graciously forgiving one another from our hearts. (See: Colossians 3:13).
    • “Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” (Ephesians 5:19). Bring the presence of the Lord into the center of our fellowship.
    • “Submitting to one another” (Ephesians 5:21). Respect one another and respond to one another with a word of encouragement in times of crisis and discouragement. (See: 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 3:13; 10:25).
    • “Edify one another” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). Always build each other up and not tear down; be a blessing and not a curse.
    • “Consider one another in order to stir up love and good works (Hebrews 10:24). Positively provoke one another to press forward in the will of God.
    • “Confess your sins to one another” (James 5:16). Be open and honest with one another.
    • “Pray for one another” (James 5:16). Stand in the gap for one another in the presence of the Lord.
    • “Having compassion for one another” (1 Peter 3:8). Be sympathetic for one another, identifying with each other at the point of need.
    • “Be hospitable to one another” (1 Peter 4:9). Have a sincere desire to host one another in our homes. 

These are summed up in 1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”

Something I have been thinking about….

Sometimes I Fail to Worship

Sometimes I Fail to Worship

As I read the Christmas stories in the four Gospels I realize how much emphasis is placed on worship

Worship as a response to what God is doing

Worship because of how God is touching people’s lives and changing them forever

Worship because people are becoming involved in the supernatural and experiencing miracles, seeing signs and wonders

Worship that is both heavenly – the angels singing – and earthly as the Wise Men kneel before the Christ child and worship Him

And I notice the times when the response to what God was doing or Jesus was saying seems to fall short of worship or even a recorded response at all Read more


John 3:16 states: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

“Whoever” unrolls the welcome mat of heaven to humanity. 

“Whoever” invites the world to God.

Jesus could have so easily narrowed the scope, changing “whoever” to whatever. “Whatever Jew believes” or “Whatever woman follows me.” But He used no qualifier. The pronoun is wonderfully indefinite. After all, who isn’t a “whoever?”

The word sledgehammers racial fences and dynamites social classes. It bypasses gender borders and surpasses ancient traditions. 

“Whoever” makes it clear: God exports His grace worldwide. For those who attempt to restrict it, Jesus has a word: “whoever.”

 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven” (Matthew 10:32)

“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 10:39)

“Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother” (Mark 3:35)

“Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16)

“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them” (John 3:36)

“… but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:14)

“All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away” (John 6:37)

“… and whoever lives by believing in me will never die” (John 11:26)

“And the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17 NKJV)

Titus 2:11 assures us that “God’s grace that can save everyone has come’ (NCV). Paul contended that Jesus Christ “sacrificed Himself to win freedom for all mankind” (1 Timothy 2:6 NEB). Peter affirmed that “it is not His [God’s] will for any to be lost, but for all to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9 NEB). 

God’s gospel has a “whoever” policy and that is simply powerfully exciting and even awesome!


I have not written a blog in a few days … I try not to write just for the sake of writing but to write when I have something to say and want to share. Thus last month I missed three days writing a blog and four this month. Breaking routine.? Yes! Allowing more time to read? Yes! Thinking a little deeper than usual? Absolutely! 

In the past three days I have been focused on reading an excellent book on Jesus by Max Lucado called “Jesus, The God Who Knows Your Name.” Written in a very readable and easy to follow and understand manner. Yet an excellent study into the life and ministry of Jesus. This morning early I started another book on the life, times, and ministry of Jesus written with a more scholarly format yet just as good. The book is “Simply Jesus” by N.T. Wright. Again, a worthwhile investment of time and energy.

We are approaching Christmas and I become quickly overwhelmed by advertisements to buy everything from a kitchen appliance to a new Toyota in their year-end sale. At least the appliance usually fits under the tree. Consumerism runs at top speed this time of year and it takes effort to stay focused on Jesus and the true message of the season. I am instantly reminded that the crib (baby Jesus) means nothing without the Cross of Calvary and the crowning of Jesus as King. Remember the words of the Magi when they asked, “Where is He who is born king?” The crib must remain connected to the crown and the cross was the path needed to be travelled so as to receive the crown.

So, each year at about this time in the Christmas season I turn my focus to Jesus and read so as to refresh my understanding but also to deepen and enrich my relationship with Him. And, this approach and focus keeps me anchored and helps me not get caught up in the commercial aspects of the season. It reminds me, as the now worn out phrase states, “Jesus is the reason for the season.”

As I read both the biblical account of the birth of Jesus and other books written about Him I look for fresh insights to a very familiar story of His birth. Like the Israelites in the Old Testament who received fresh manna every day from their heavenly Father I am looking for “fresh manna” of another sort. Jesus said that “we don’t live on bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” The Greek tense is the present perfect which can be translated “proceeds continuously day after day” from the Lord. So, I am looking for that fresh manna that feeds my soul and spirit and refreshes me as I allow the words and insights to sink into my very being. 

This takes time which always seems in short supply and even more so with all the added family events which happen around the Christmas season. So, I work hard to protect my time and not waste it on unnecessary things. Time is precious and seems to be in short supply even at the best of times. More so around the festive season of Christmas. But to receive and digest fresh manna takes time and focus and so I work hard to protect my time with the Lord in the morning and even add to it so as to spend a little more time than normal.

There is always more to see. More to know. More to understand. More to experience. And, so I look forward with serious expectation to knowing the Prince of Peace better by the end of this season called CHRISTmas. 

How about you?

Sometimes I Miss the Obvious

Sometimes I Miss the Obvious

There is an annoying advertisement on television for hotels.com which features a character called “Captain Obvious”

He has been around since 2014 and is becoming fairly famous through his somewhat obvious comments in ads for his company

Thus his name Captain Obvious

Makes you wonder about comments you hear and signs that you see when travelling…

      • You know its cold outside when you go outside and it’s cold
      • Please make sure the elevator is there before stepping in
      • Wet paint unless it dried
      • Caution: water on road during rain
      • Open the door before entering. Thank you.
      • Do not breathe under water
      • Caution: Fire is hot
      • Library is closed until opening time
      • On a bin of peanuts: This product contains peanuts
      • On a milk freezer in the grocery store: This is not an exit

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What’s your tagline? When people ask, “do you know so and so?” and someone says about you, “yeah, he/she is the ______?” What is the fill in the blank? 

I guess the first question is “do you have a tagline?” I have two- “Radical Teacher” and “Prophetic.” That defines what I love to do, and hopefully adds value to those around me. But it is the tag that most people use who know me well, as well as those who are simply acquaintances. 

Let me give a few other examples, strictly based on my opinion: 

John Maxwell- leadership
Don Miller- blue like jazz
Darlene Zschech- worship leader Beth Moore- women’s bible studies Rick Warren- Purpose Driven Mark Batterson- insightful author

You may argue with some of the “tags” I’ve given to these folks, but the point is, whether you like it or not, you are being tagged. 

I believe “branding” and “tagging” are different. Branding is more about identity and emotion, where tagging is more about what I do. Sometimes they overlap, but most of the time they are closely associated but not necessarily the same. 

A tag is the subtitle of your book, if you were writing a biography. A tag is what comes to mind first when people think of you, that split second chance for someone to properly pull your file from their short or long term memory. A tag is no more than 10 words- a quick and concise snapshot of what someone sees you doing. 

So are you creating your own tag, or is someone else creating it for you? 

Coming Shifts and Changes That Will Be Needed

As I write this – the day before its publication – we are into our second day of strong winds and snow, a blizzard. All roads and highways into and out of the city are closed. Visibility has improved but is still not good. Drifting snow and terrible road conditions. On the bight side – lots of exercise shovelling the snow from the last 36 hours. So, no need to fight the conditions to get to the gym. I do have to be out and about later in the day however. Hopefully by then conditions will improve. Welcome to winter in my part of the country.

As the weather seasons change I believe the natural is speaking to us about the spiritual or supernatural. There seems to be a change or a shift happening in the Church and thus in the Kingdom. In fact, a number of shifts 

1> We are seeing the church move from being an organization to being more organic. Organic means being built on relationships and not programming. It also means more people involved in the life of the church buying into the fellowship, connecting, committing. With each member becoming actively involved in the life of the Body (1 Corinthians 12:14-31). Body ministry as expressed in 1 Corinthians 12 must become a reality. 

2> We are seeing a shift from big to small. As a result of Covid we have been meeting in smaller, house-centered groups. Many of the larger churches have not been meeting but the life of the Body of Christ has continued and, in fact, improved because of the increase in house fellowships and personal face-to-face contact. This will continue even post-Covid as it is a move and a change directed by the Spirit.

3> We are shifting from cognition to emotion. We are needing to alter the way we teach. For decades we have been teaching to impart information. We have been aiming our teachings at the head, knowledge. The result is informed believers. The new shift will take us to transformation as we teach to touch the heart and thus bring immediate change into the lives of believers as the Word does its work (Hebrews 4:12). Transformation, not information. Heart not just head.

4> We will be shifting from asking “What?” To asking “What If?” In other words, we will become much more imaginative and will be stepping out in faith and making many changes to way we do life together. We will no longer just ask “What is happening?” We will be thinking and feeling through the question “What if we…?” And we will begin to, once again, step out in faith and see what the Spirit can accomplish through us.

5> For many years our emphasis has been on building a decent sized church. So, assembling a crowd as numbers have determined success or failure. We are seeing a healthy shift to building disciples and not just focusing on numbers. So, focusing on making strong and mature disciples for the Kingdom and not just more members for the Church

6> We are having to face a new reality and so there is a shift going on from the old to the new reality. This shift includes a much stronger on-line presence and using the technology that now exists to reach people for Jesus. On-line church services, small groups, and personal counselling will become a necessity in the new society and culture now being formed due in part to the Covid pandemic. 

7> We need to shift gears from go to stop. This means we need to be somewhat less active and a bit more contemplative. As leaders and as believers we need to be in touch with our heart or spirit. We need to take the time to know how we are doing and what might need some realignment. We need to develop solid, in-depth relationships that allow us to be seriously accountable. We need good friends. We need to have a daily time with God and regain the discipline of journaling. We need to slow down enough to have a time to exercise daily. And, we need to develop and maintain a growing hunger for more of God in every aspect of our lives. This means we will need to say no more often so that we have the time needed to regain and maintain our health. We need to shift gears from constant go, go, go to taking the time to stop ministering as much and as often and invest in our our own health – physical, spiritual, mental, and relational. 

8> We need to shift from direct to indirect influence. As leaders we often lead directly touching and changing hearts. However, there is a shift to a more biblical form of leadership where we invest the majority of our time discipling and mentoring future leaders who will influence the next generation. Thus, we continue to directly influence those who are our peers but through others that we disciple and mentor into leadership we indirectly influence many more that, on our own, we would never reach.

9> A shift from town to region (local community to complete cities and beyond). The Bible states that Jesus went throughout all of the towns and villages” in Galilee (Matthew 9:35). The northern region of Israel where Jesus ministered was, at that time, estimated to have a population of three million. Jesus ministered to therein and not just one town or village.

Paul followed this regional influence method by planting churches in major population centers and then working from there outwards to the whole region (trading district). Acts 19 sees Paul planting a church in the city of Ephesus which then shared “the word of the Lord” with every household in the entire district of Asia Minor (Acts 19:10) within two years.

10> A shift from addition to multiplication. So, instead of planting one church and watching it grow and continue to develop we shift our thinking and thus our spiritual DNA and “plant to plant”. Think of your church plant or current mature church as the first of many that will be planted. And immediately upon planting begin training and raising up teams to plant other new churches out of the current plant. A modest goal of one new church a year would be a good start. 

This new church would then also plan to plant a sister church and thus in year two there would be two churches planting two new church… and so on year after year. Thus we shift our thinking and planning from an addition mentality to a multiplication mentality.

11> A shift from discouragement to encouragement. The church must become a place where everyone can find encouragement. A place where believers and non-believers can be built up and encouraged in the Lord. The early churches were oases of encouragement. 

      • Barnabas was called the son of Encouragement (Acts 4:36)
      • Barnabas encouraged believers in Antioch (Acts 11:23)
      • Two prophets in the early church, Judas and Silas “said so much to encourage and strengthen the brothers” (Acts 15:32)
      • After being released from prison in Philippi, Paul and Silas went to the home of Lydia, “where they met with the brothers and encouraged them” (Acts 16:40)
      • When Paul was about to enter into Macedonia, Luke writes: “Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said good-bye and set out for Macedonia. He travelled through the area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people (Acts 20:1-2)
      • On the way to Rome, Paul the prisoner met with believers, where we read, “At the sight of these men, Paul thanked God and was encouraged” (Acts 28:15)

So, there needs to be a major focus shift where we stop dwelling on how hard something is or how difficult people can be and start seeing difficulties and problems as challenges that with God’s help we can meet. We need to focus on what will encourage people in good times and bad.

12> Shift from mundane to joyful. Life with Jesus should never be boring or mundane (ordinary, unexcited, uninteresting, dull, monotonous, tiresome). Neither should ministry. So, we need to see that we are joining with Jesus in His work and actually completing what He started.

In the Gospels Jesus began His work and ministry. In the book of Acts Jesus continues to do what He began now working through His servants (leaders and believers). Acts 1:1 states, “In my first book Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach…” Luke recorded in the Gospel of Luke what Jesus began to do. In Acts he continues to record what Jesus continued to do but this time through His Church. And, we join with Him in this continuing ministry.

The Book of Acts is the only New Testament book that never draws to a close and didn’t end… So, we are writing Acts, chapter 29 and this should always excite us and bring great joy. Working for and with the Lord should never be mundane. Planting churches and winning the lost should always be exciting and bring great joy – just as the angels in heaven rejoice each time even one lost sinner meets Jesus. 

Some of the many changes needed as we enter a new season in the Church and the Kingdom.