Clarity About the Fruit: Patience

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 13: Clarity About the Fruit: Patience Don’t you get weary of people and their problems? Especially when they are the problem? How do you endure the unfathomable things people do? Do you respond by wishing God’s judgment on them? Or...

Let’s Get Honest about Restoration

Indispensable Leadership Skills #5: Let’s Get Honest about Restoration He made the front page of the local paper. His sin was published almost before he was released on bail. Both his employers and his church closed their doors to him immediately. He was unclean, a...
What does God do with jerks?

What does God do with jerks?

The Transformational Gospel of Jesus #36: What does God do with jerks? “My son” the father said, “you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is...
Why Restoration Matters

Why Restoration Matters

Restoration in a Transformational Community 24: Why Restoration Matters I have had a hand in a number of people’s stories. A classmate restored to his wife and kids spent a decade as a hospital orderly post spiritual crisis. One day, the hospital’s administer invited...
6 Landmines on the Restoration Battlefield

6 Landmines on the Restoration Battlefield

Restoration in a Transformational Community 23: 6 Landmines on the Restoration Battlefield When you least expect it on the battlefield, a landmine can blow up in your face. It can cost you your life or your limbs. In the restoration process, you want to know what the...
What If Someone Walks Away from Restoration?

What If Someone Walks Away from Restoration?

Restoration in a Transformational Community 22: What if someone walks away from restoration? Nothing is as disappointing for a restoration team as someone walking away. It has happened several times to teams I initiated. One person abandoned the process several months...