Just Do It!

Way before it was a Nike slogan, Paul encouraged his readers in Romans 12 to”Just Do It!” Today, I think most church people feel as if their gift isn’t “significant” unless it is used and sanctioned by the church. So we wait for permission to use our gifts. We wait to be asked to serve on a team or lead a ministry. But the gifts God has given you were...

Once an Apostle, always an Apostle?

I read this verse this morning and it stopped me in my tracks: The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (Revelation 21:14 NIV) My question, “Is Judas’ name listed?” Is the one who stole from the offering, the one who betrayed the Savior, the one took his own life, is his name listed in a prominent...