Alone.

I don’t know how you pick the most sober moment from the most terrible day in the History of God.  But, the following passage has often stopped me in my tracks. Luke 23:55-56 (NLT) As his body was taken away, the women from Galilee followed and saw the tomb where his...
“Pray That You Will Not Give In…”

“Pray That You Will Not Give In…”

The best word I can think of to describe Jesus last night is “heavy”.  It doesn’t seem to be completely sad.  Jesus seemed to take joy in washing their feet. He enjoyed serving them the Passover meal and spending time with them. But, He also knew what was ahead...
Pray to Stay Alert

Pray to Stay Alert

Jesus was very busy His final week before He endured the Cross. He knew that a series of events had been set in motion. And, His teachings the last few days of His ministry became very clear, concise, and even sharp. Difficult times were coming. He had seen it, and no...
A House of Prayer

A House of Prayer

Jesus flipping tables and running money changers out with a whip made of ropes is an image that sticks with you. All four gospels record it, so you know it certainly made an impression upon the Disciples. Matthew 21:13 (NLT) He said to them, “The Scriptures declare,...
Waiting and Building Ordinary Faith

Waiting and Building Ordinary Faith

Isaiah 40:31 (NLT) But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. I have never been good at waiting. Even as a child, I hated waiting for my ride to...
How Do I Build Others ?

How Do I Build Others ?

How Do I Build Others?  Building Ordinary Faith is about building people. It sounds simple. But, if you consider your past church experience, there has often been a lot that did not build you. Maybe, there was a lot of tearing down. So let’s begin with the negative....
Where To Start Building Ordinary Faith

Where To Start Building Ordinary Faith

The beginning of almost everything is unseen. The most important part of a building is its foundation. So much labor, time, and resources are invested in a good foundation. Everyone knows the integrity of a structure is only as good as that upon which it is built.  It...
Why Build Ordinary Faith Now?

Why Build Ordinary Faith Now?

Why Build Ordinary Faith Now? We are always working and praying to build Ordinary Faith. That hasn’t changed. BUT, God is on the move. The world is changing at a pace that is, honestly, a little frightening. The way people participate with their church is also...
Why So Long To Build Ordinary Faith?

Why So Long To Build Ordinary Faith?

Sign Up Here. In 2002 and 2003, I worked with a team of leaders and several mission teams. Together we built a church in Otis, Colorado. It was an all-consuming process. We began the process because God gave us a clear direction. A large sum of money was donated and a...