How to Join God and Make a Difference

How to Join God and Make a Difference

Most people want to make a difference. They want their lives to count for eternity. They want to leave their mark on the earth. If they are thinking big, they want a legacy. Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to enable God’s people to join in His purposes. The Spirit...
Servant Power

Servant Power

“Are you the pastor of the house church on campus?” we asked Miriam on the college campus where we taught in East Asia. M: No, I am the servant of the church on campus. Us: Oh, really, we thought you led the group. M: Oh yes, God is guiding us. Then we began to...
Power in the Redeemed Community

Power in the Redeemed Community

So when putting my four year old to bed one night (E), he said in his earnest voice: E – Mommy, if a bad man comes, yell ‘E, put on your Hulk clothes,’ and I will, and then I’ll come down! Me – So you will protect our family? E – Yes, I will do that....
Power Violated by Humanity

Power Violated by Humanity

In the last post, we discussed how God mutually shared power with the man and woman by giving them mutual blessings and responsibilities. In this post, we will discover what happened to power and “power distance” due to the Fall. The perversion of power that began at...
God Shares Power with Humanity

God Shares Power with Humanity

A jagged 1.5 inch circle imprinted her face – the scar revealing where Sima’s husband bit a chunk out of her face for preaching the Gospel. I sat with Sima as she recounted the story to me. She shyly beamed as she recounted how God came to her defense (another story,...
Compelled to Step Up

Compelled to Step Up

Secretly Chad and I sat with a woman who served as one of the main leaders of a movement of 20 million believers of East Asia. She spoke with humility, conviction, and passion. This woman, with a sparkle in her eyes, recounted for us some of her prison experiences....