Beware of This Trap

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 (NIV) I remember sitting in a room with other pastors listening to a leader who was highly respected for his discipleship materials, teaching us about righteousness. Specifically, he was...

Saints and Super-saints?

Saints and Super-saints? Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 (NIV) Jesus did not come to send us on our own personal spiritual journey, but to build his church. Each believer is a living stone of that church. Jesus is not...

Are You Cursed?

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 (NIV) Why does Paul talk about keeping in step with the Spirit? I really think that the issue here for Paul, in the earliest of his letters, is the basic difference between the teachings...

Why Don’t We Teach This?

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 (NIV) “Why hasn’t anyone ever taught me this before?” is a common refrain from the men and women who go through Key to Deep Change training. I identify with them. Growing up in the church...

Is your foundation cracked?

Two Kinds of Churches Part 4: Is Your Foundation Cracked? So what does it take to develop a transformational culture in your congregation? Shirley and I lived for several years in Denver so I could go to seminary there. Needing a place to live, we enlisted a realtor...

Why Do Obedient Christians Still Fail?

Two Kinds of Churches Part 3: Why Do Obedient Christians Still Fail? Is your church focused on teaching people how to deal with their symptoms OR, to deal with their unfinished business? If you asked me when I was part of the reformational church what I was learning...