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...
Loving Enough To Restore

Loving Enough To Restore

Restoration in a Transformational Community 14: Loving Enough To Restore I really loved the person with whom I was meeting. But he did not want to be in this after-the-sin-had-been-exposed meeting and he did not particularly think that I loved him. Or, if I had loved...
Learning Through Experience

Learning Through Experience

Restoration in a Transformational Community 13: Learning through Personal Experience How does one unlearn deeply ingrained beliefs that hamper the work of restoring someone caught up in sin? One answer is not what I would wish for anyone, but I know that the day that...