All Evangelize, But Only Some Are Evangelists

Evangelism is a gifting that the church at large expects Christians to be good at. Now before we flesh out this example, let’s remember that there are things all Christians are obviously expected to do and evangelism is one of them. There’s nothing in the Bible that even remotely implies that if you’re not gifted…

The Prophet/King

While being a royal king, David also operated in the prophetic, as noted by the Psalms he wrote that foreshadow Jesus. Even Jesus Himself acknowledged David’s ability to write things “in the Spirit” (Mt 22:43). David also speaks to his prophetic gifting in his last words, saying,  “The oracle of David, the son of Jesse,…

John the Baptist Passes the Torch

John the Baptist communicated Jesus’ importance when he saw Him and told his disciples, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me’” (Jn 1:29-30). This declaration was a big deal…

Prophetic Politics

“There’s no need for politics in the church,” you might say after reading the title of this post. But statements like these miss the entire middle part of our Bibles we call the major and minor prophets. These books are filled with declarations of how nations must change their attitudes spiritually, personally and politically. The…

God Brainstorms with Others

In an intriguing passage, watcher angels deliver a message to King Nebuchadnezzar in a dream. They tell him that if he does not humble himself, he will be forcibly humbled by a psychotic episode in which he will live and act like a beast for a period of time. While this story is quite fascinating…