All posts tagged: Timothy

20 Admonishments Millennials Need to Embrace


The Pew Research Center defines millennials as having personality. They are American teens and twenty-somethings who are making the passage into adulthood. And they have begun to forge their own identity. They are confident, connected, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and receptive to new ideas and ways of living. Generally, millennials are less religious than older Americans. Fewer young adults belong to any particular faith than older people do today. But for those millennials who are Christ’s followers, their religious affiliation is as strong today as among earlier generations. Unfortunately, many are beginning to see a spiritual drought creep in the camp of Christ following millennials. The culture of hooking-up and shacking up is on the rise. The culture of laziness and unemployment is on the rise. Drug abuse and alcoholism is on the rise. The life-style of fun-loving party junkies is an epidemic. Apathy is on the rise and droves of millennials who once followed Christ are leaving the church. Huston We Have a Problem! The spiritual vitality in many churches in America today is not strong enough to stop this bleeding. In many …

Mentor – Mentee


Five things I was reminded of in three days from my mentor: Over the last three day one of my mentors in the Lord came to spend three days with me, my family and church. The following are either things I picked up fresh from him or things I was reminded of in a fresh and brand new way. 1. A steadfast and continued hunger for God… I saw him in the word, in prayer, in worship continual. Now, I realize that some people can fake these things… And I know he was here just for three days, but you can tell that this was a life style. He talked passionately about just being with the Lord… And not using prayer as a tool to get things from God… 2. A high level of compassion… I saw him weep, I saw him go from door to door in the neighborhood, I saw him pray for people, I saw him write names down in a prayer book for continued prayer way after he left. I saw …

Kindle Fire


God has given you a gift Every once in a while when I bump into a friend with whom I grew up or went to school with, they are surprised to find out that I’m a pastor. Well, not because I was a bad guy, even though I was, but because I was very shy. The first time I stood before a group of people to speak I shook like a leaf from start to finish. Before I entered full-time ministry, I painfully lead worship at my home church, and reluctantly preached or shared in different group settings until 2 Tim. 1:6 actually came alive in me. God had place a gift in me, but I was too shy to step out and use that gift for his glory. I was almost incapacitated by the power of fear. Timothy was a naturally shy guy as well, and was probably in his twenties when he was called into the ministry (1 Tim. 4:12). But thank God he had somebody like Paul who recognized that he had a gift – that God had deposited something …