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What’s the Win?

What’s the Win?

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 7: What’s the Win? So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV) My family knows that I am not much of a game player because I hate playing games that I...
What Happened to You?

What Happened to You?

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 6: What Happened to You? I have no husband,” she replied. Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband....
Missing the Point

Missing the Point

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 5: Missing the Point You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. John 19:11 (NIV) Mark Twain must have been a prophet of some kind. His pithy insights into human nature still make much...
Why You Need to Know About Ministry Systems

Why You Need to Know About Ministry Systems

I met a great church planter in a North Carolina restaurant. He was a sharp, articulate entrepreneur kind of guy, just at the front end of what will probably be a very long and fruitful ministry. Since successfully planting his church four years before, he had started...
The Enemy is Us

The Enemy is Us

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 4: The Enemy is Us Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of...
Has Jesus Changed His Mind?

Has Jesus Changed His Mind?

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 3: Has Jesus Changed His Mind? He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. Then the...
How Distressed Should We Be?

How Distressed Should We Be?

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 2: How Distressed Should We Be? Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. Matthew...