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All Things In Common

The book of Acts is an historical book that gives us an invaluable glimpse into the life and times of the early church. If what we see in this book were carefully studied, it could serve as a compelling blueprint for how Jesus intended for His church to live and fellowship together. One of the […]

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The Grace of Receiving

I have quite often talked about the grace of giving. But I have never talked about the other side of that coin – the grace of receiving. For many the grace of receiving can prove to be even more difficult to learn than the grace of giving. In fact, it seems for those who have […]

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Pressed Down, Shaken Together and Running Over

I believe one of the most misunderstood and misapplied verses in Scripture is found in Luke’s account of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  Luke adds an additional comment that Matthew omits in his account.  You very likely have heard this verse misquoted as often as I have. Here is the verse. “Give, and it will […]

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When Counting Is Wrong

Even though King David was a man after God’s own heart, his life was riddled with periods of lack of self-control and deeply flawed judgments. One of the lesser known examples of his poor judgment is found in II Samuel 24 and I Chronicles 21. Recently, the Lord brought this story to my mind and […]