Will You Choose the Wilderness?

We do our best to avoid the wilderness, but the man Jesus considered the greatest embraced an entire life in the wilderness. What would happen if we embraced his path? Are we too driven by non-biblical definitions of success to follow the ancient paths? If you are satisfied with influence,

Discipleship Begins with Beholding Video Course

The Great need of our time is a people who are beholding the beauty of God by the Spirit and are satisfied in Him. The Discipleship Begins with Beholding video course includes eight sessions to understand why “beholding” is the foundation for discipleship. The course is designed to be used with the

Isaiah 24 Video Course

When we understand God’s ultimate purpose for His people we can labor in the local church with confidence and understanding. The Bible contains specific descriptions of God’s plan to produce a mature, glorious church who loves Him deeply and partners with Him in His plan of salvation. One of the

What Does God Want

What Does God Want?

In eternity past, there was nothing when, suddenly, divine desire shattered the darkness and created a cosmos filled with creatures. God formed the cosmos and one creature in particular to fulfill His divine desire. But what is that desire? What does God want? In eternity past, there was nothing when, suddenly, divine desire shattered

Discipleship Begins with Beholding

Discipleship Begins with Beholding

What do you behold? Whatever it is, you will be shaped into that image. What do you behold? Whatever it is, you will be shaped into that image. Discipleship is the primary task Jesus gave the church in this age, so every believer must answer two questions: Am I making

Have You Been Blinded? Video Course

The Have You Been Blinded? video course includes eight sessions to help you understand God’s desire to release mercy before judgment in partnership with His people. The course is designed for the book Have You Been Blinded? In this course you will discover: How to confront your own assumptions about God’s leadership of

Have You Been Blinded?

What if God is not doing what you think He is? God can be moving in significant and historic ways, but if you have certain assumptions, you will not see what He is doing. If you do not face your assumptions about Him, you can look at God’s work and

Mercy Before Judgment Video Course

The Mercy Before Judgment video course includes six sessions to help you understand God’s desire to release mercy before judgment in partnership with His people. The course is designed for the book Mercy Before Judgment. This course will help you: Grow in the knowledge of God by recognizing His desire for mercy before

Hagar, Ishmael, and the God of Redemption

The story of Hagar and Ishmael is a painful story that leads to a split family. Though the story is filled with tragedy, it also gives us powerful glimpses of God’s desire to bring salvation and redemption in the midst of sin and rebellion. When we recognize God’s desire for

The Centrality of Worship

This post is from an upcoming book called “Discipleship Begins with Beholding.” Because humans seek out beauty and emulate what fascinates them, worship is central to discipleship: Missions is not the ultimate goal of the Church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God

Pleading with Men

This is an excerpt from the book “Mercy Before Judgment.” Paul’s conviction of God’s judgment and his longing for mercy provoked his intercession and his preaching. Paul engaged in both aspects of intercession. He stood before God on behalf of people, and then stood before people on behalf of God. If we

The Ministry of Reconciliation

This is an excerpt from the book “Mercy Before Judgment.“ When the book of Hebrews says Jesus lives forever to make intercession, it is not just saying Jesus prays constantly. He lives every moment as the Advocate of His Church before the Father, simultaneously being the Advocate of His Father