Numbers 4-5; Mark 14; Job 14 Extravagant devotion never elicits applause. To the contrary, true devotion at best makes people uncomfortable, and at worst, elicits pure hatred toward the devotee. Devotion is an indictment against the status quo, against our blindness and cold hearts. When we see it, we come face to face with our […]

May 14, 2024

Radical Devotion and Betrayal: The High Cost of Following Jesus

Ezekiel 23-24; Ephesians 4; Proverbs 25 Happy Resurrection Day! Jesus is alive!! Death couldn’t hold Him, and it can’t hold us either. On that glorious note, let’s look at this: Ephesians 422 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to […]

April 1, 2024

Reviving Your Spirit: How Prayer Altars Ignite Renewal in Christ

Nehemiah 8-9; 2 Corinthians 3; Proverbs 11 What’s the point? What is the point of our faith? Have we signed up for some kind of hell-insurance, or some sort of ethereal system to keep us from feelings of guilt or shame? What is the point of it all? Why did Jesus come? What is the […]

March 15, 2024

Rediscovering the Heart of Faith: The Transformative Power of Union with Christ

1 Kings 15-16; Romans 10; Psalm 136 I’m getting home late from our Wednesday Night service. I usually try to stay ahead in our reading by at least a day, so I’m writing this post on Valentine’s Day. Tonight, God showed up. I tend not to exaggerate when describing meetings. In fact, I often lean […]

February 15, 2024

Reviving Your First Love: Rekindling Passion for God

Leviticus 14-15; Matthew 26; Psalm 122 Have you ever been criticized for loving God too much? Have you ever faced disapproval because of your devotion to Jesus? Perhaps you were just a little too zealous. Maybe you believed too much. Maybe you fasted a little too long, or your prayer or Bible reading was considered […]

January 30, 2024

Defying the Faithful Critics: The Bold Journey of Unwavering Devotion

It’s official! I have accepted a role to pastor a new campus in Colorado Springs!! We’re so excited and have been longing to tell you. We waited until the church made the announcement yesterday, and now we’re heralding the news. This is a dream come true in so many ways. First off, some of our dearest […]

December 11, 2023

Embracing a New Chapter: First Love Revolution Church in Colorado Springs

We need to come back to the fundamentals—the close-in stuff. We need to look at the way we live and the way we love. I wonder if most of our prophetic mandates and assignments have more to do with pursuing distraction than we want to admit. Our desire to do something important, to be part […]

December 5, 2023

Rediscovering First Love: A Journey Back to Basics in Faith and Service