I had a great couple of days at North Central University in Minneapolis.
For 24 years, I’ve watched Jeff and Martha Deyo impact the next generation for Christ. Their legacy continues as they are doing amazing work at NCU! I was so blessed to spend time with them.
So thankful to hang out with my long-time friend, Dr. Phil Zarns. Phil and his wife Katja are Kingdom builders who I respect deeply.
Also, much thanks to my new friend, Dr. Larry Bach, for bringing me to NCU’s “The Now and the Next” Conference.
It was all a great experience!
On Tuesday, I had the honor to preach at The Bridge Ministry in downtown Nashville. We have partnered with The Bridge since 2006. I am so thankful for their faithful presence for Christ to the homeless of our city.
This ministry feeds these friends and treats them with dignity and inclusion into the church. Thank you for your faithfulness, Bridge Ministry!
Humility is tricky.
If you know you have humility, you have lost it!
Humility is not thinking low of ourselves;
It is simply not thinking of ourselves at all.
So humility is not a level we reach, but an influence in which we walk. We must continue to cultivate humility.
We learned on Sunday from Hebrews 12 that the Kingdom of God is no longer in the realm of fear, intimidation, and separation. The symbol of the Kingdom of God is not the first mountain, where even Moses was afraid.
“Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God (the heavenly Jerusalem), to myriads of angels, a festive gathering, to the assembly of the firstborn whose names have been written in heaven, to a Judge, who is God of all, to the spirits of righteous people made perfect (Hebrews 12:22-23).”
A festive gathering!
The Kingdom of God is enjoyable!
It is for everyone.
It is not too hard.
This joyful realm happens when we die to ourselves and let Christ resurrect within us.