Good morning, Today we jump into the nitty-gritty of prayer. I want to teach you a four-part approach to prayer that I have used for decades. It’s not original to me. In fact, I have no idea who developed it. It follows the acrostic ACTS, which stands for Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication. Today, we’ll talk about the first part… Read More
It is quite possible to be a mama without being a mother. Mama’s are women who choose to invest in and support younger women. The next generations need mamas. Will you be one? Here’s my wife Susie‘s Mother’s Day Message at Austin Christian Fellowship. May 07 Video from Austin Christian Fellowship on Vimeo.
There is a direct correlation between your value and your purpose: the more you live with a sense of your value, the more you’ll live with an awareness of your purpose. Here’s my weekend message on our great value to God, and his call on our lives to live accordingly. April 30 Video from Austin Christian Fellowship on Vimeo.
Bob and Audrey Meisner were living their dream. They were co-pastoring a growing church and were co-hosts of an internationally known Christian television show. They had three beautiful kids and what appeared to be a very happy marriage. But the curse of busyness hit their marriage and Audrey found herself not only feeling a little disconnected from Bob but also… Read More
I remember the first time I heard the concept. I was a young and very green pastor. I was on the phone with a Christian counselor after a member in my congregation tried to kill herself. His comment to me at first seemed irrelevant, “Unfortunately it makes sense. She had a terrible relationship with her dad.” Thus began my understanding… Read More
Everything–and I do mean everything–that you hope to accomplish in your life as a Christ-follower requires faith. Faith is the backdrop before which we live our Christian lives. It’s the stage we act on, the field we play on and the house we live in. It is impossible to segregate faith from Christianity. One requires the other. That’s why we… Read More
Manuel was of the most gifted worship leaders I’d ever met. He was a highly skilled musician, but also had the unique, unpretentious ability to draw in a congregation through music. He made worship warm and fun. I was a young church leader in a start-up church. Manuel came along at the exact same time that I was praying and… Read More
Can we talk about suffering? It’s been on my mind a lot lately. There are several people I love dearly who are dealing with long-term illnesses and the suffering that comes with it. We pray and pray for healing, but so far the healing hasn’t come. It hurts. I hurt for them. It’s hard to watch them suffer. Can you… Read More
Hi. My name is Will and I’m a legalist. Ok, a recovering legalist. How about you? Are you a legalist? Do you feel most comfortable when the lines for spiritual success are clearly drawn? What is legalism? It is the practice of establishing standards for spiritual performance, in addition to or instead of God’s, and expecting both you and others… Read More