Tag Archives: vision

Jumping to Wrong Conclusions

Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” Mark 3:20-21 I was traveling on a bus in western Turkey with […]

After Tears, Joy Comes

When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping. When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they […]

A Process in Coming to Christ

Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say that I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” Mark 8:27-28 We are now at the turning point in Jesus’ ministry. More […]

The Importance of Articulating Your Vision

“How long until we get there?” is a meaningless question if you don’t know where you’re going. But it’s an exciting one to ask yourself periodically if you know where your vision is taking you. By measuring against the goal, you can gauge your progress, and moving forward will energize you and those you serve […]

Why We Practice Compassion

Have you ever lost sleep worrying about a matter of principle? On Thursday, August 6, 2009, I experienced such a sleepless night. That afternoon, at the General Council meeting in Orlando, Florida, delegates debated a resolution to amend our Constitution and make compassion the Assemblies of God’s fourth reason for being. (The first three are […]