I knew something was wrong the minute I walked around the corner of the church building and looked into the empty parking lot. I was very rarely the first person to arrive on a Sunday morning as an intern. While walking through the empty church, turning lights on as I went, I began to mildly freak out for about 30 minutes considering the possibility that I had missed the rapture. The feeling of being left behind stuck with me for the remainder of the day. I was so entirely relieved when my boss, the senior pastor, walked in. Giving me a puzzled look he asked, “Did you forget to change your clock?” There’s nothing like an experience like that to get you thinking about Jesus’ Second Coming. I didn’t miss out on the Second Coming that day, I don’t want to miss out on the actual day, and I don’t want you to, either, so lets prepare for the Second Coming.
I love using the line, “Help me help you.” (I think it’s from a movie, but I don’t know which one.) As a leader, I want to be effective and I don’t want to waste my time, so anything anyone would like to share with me to help me be more effective with them is totally awesome. Even if you’ve never heard that sentence before, my guess is that many leaders are really wanting to shout it out really loudly. There are things that you can do to help leaders to be more effective with you.
In this episode we summarize everything that God requires of us (namely what He wants us to do for Him and for others) as we discover what love looks like in Romans 13:8-14. With just one word, the complicated thoughts that stem from Bible discussions can become simplified and quickly actionable.
There’s always a lot of talk about politics filling my FaceBook news feed and creeping its way into my conversations. I’ve noticed something missing in almost all of the political talk that comes my way – no one talks about the need of submitting to the government. In this episode we look at Romans 13:1-7 where Paul clearly communicates when submission is a requirement, when it’s not, and what to expect when we feel we shouldn’t submit.