Hate Your Family?
Luke 14:26 says, “if anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple (NKJV). Does it really mean hate? If not, what does it mean? Our group was having a discussion about offenses and anger. How do we move beyond the things we feel so that we can bring healthy input to what could be a high level conflict? We move too easily into what I call a “dog” judgment (Matt. 7:1
Critical mass most often refers to the material needed to create a nuclear explosion. If there is not enough material to spark and maintain the burn until the explosion, it is much like a match that sparks but fails to ignite an ongoing flame. Many times our prayers lack critical mass. They create a spark. There is that temporary flame, but they fail to have the heat needed to create a sustained reaction. The flame is not able to ignite the secondary materials that will b
An electronic generation always wants to speed things up. Immediate is not soon enough. When it comes to heart change, things seldom work quickly. There are very predictable time frames for just about everything when it comes to spiritual growth. Jeremiah 13:23 says, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil.” Normal is a powerful force in our lives. Previous actions or pathways cut a groove in t