Backdoor Arrogance

I used to think that pride and arrogance were the same thing.  But they aren’t. Don’t get me wrong, they’re very similar. From the outside, it’s pretty hard to tell them apart, and pride can certainly lead to arrogance. But I don’t think they’re the same thing. Recently, I’ve come to understand that arrogance is…

“We Can Do That”

I asked a simple question, but I got a profound response. I’m out of town, but I wanted to Facetime with my creative team to go over the message for this weekend. My friend, Mike, texted back “we can do that.” I looked at those four words and realized those are just about my all-time…

A Sobering Observation

Read the Gospels carefully and you’ll see that Jesus’ most contentious relationships were with the religious leaders of his day. For those of us who believe that Jesus was God incarnate, that leads to a sobering observation: those who claimed to know God best turned out to be the worst at seeing Him in their…

Lampstands and Lethargy

(excerpt from a recent message at Mission Hills. You can view the entire message here) Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. 5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to…