Could you help me out?

Hi friends, a short one for you today.

Yesterday’s post generated a lot of traffic, like 3x what I normally get on a daily basis. I got a few Facebook comments and text messages letting me know you all liked the post (which I love to hear btw), but it got me to wondering. Would you mind taking a minute to answer a couple questions in the comments below? It benefits me as a writer and pastor to know what is helpful for you in your daily walk with Jesus. Thanks!

Some questions for you

* What did you find helpful about yesterday’s post (or any of the posts you read here)?

* What kinds of issues or topics are you interested in reading about?

* Why do you choose to visit my blog and read what I write as opposed to going somewhere else?

Thanks in advance for taking a few minutes to respond to those questions. I know you make a choice to come here and read what I write and I want you to know that I appreciate that. I also want to offer you material that is useful and applicable to your life, so any help you can give me in that regard would be excellent.

Thanks for reading friends!

Conviction from the Holy Spirit

As we walk of a life of Christian repentance, being confronted with the Realities of who God is and adjusting our internal and external world accordingly, we must learn to hear the voice of conviction from the Holy Spirit and distinguish it from the voice of condemnation which comes from the Enemy. Yesterday’s post was not particularly helpful in establishing that distinction, so I thought a follow up post would help.

Holy Spirit fills a multitude of roles within the Christian’s life. Holy Spirit is Teacher, Comforter, Helper, Counselor, and Advocate. Holy Spirit also convicts us of sin (John 16:8) and helps us repent accordingly. But if Holy Spirit is the one that convicts us of sin, doesn’t that mean He is out to get us and make us feel guilty? No, it doesn’t.

When a criminal is convicted of a crime, it means that a case has been convinvingly presented which shows that he or she has broken the law. This is what Holy Spirit does – He brings to our awareness the fact that we have indeed broken God’s Law in some way. The appropriate response at this point is to repent – we have been confronted with new Reality (internal change of heart/mind) which ought to lead to a change in behavior (external appearance). There is no need to beat yourself up or play the event over and over in your mind. Rather, confess your sin and God, who is faithful and just, will forgive your sin and cleanse you from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).

However, when we sin, the Enemy tries to convince us to listen to his voice rather than Holy Spirit’s. The process starts out similarly, we become aware that we have broken God’s law and fallen short of His standards for us. However, rather than bringing us to a place of repentance and confession, the Enemy wants to bring us to a place of guilt and condemnation. Condemnation goes one step farther than conviction, it prescribes a punishment. That punishment tends to make us feel worse and worse, we circle the drain, abuse ourselves with thoughts of ‘how could you?’ or ‘Again? Why can’t you get your stuff in order?’. We begin to feel distant from God, certain that He is angry and wrathful over our sin, and take it upon ourselves to suffer punishment until we have atoned for our sin. Many Christians believe they should feel like a terrible person when they sin, so the Enemy deceives many of us with distressing ease.

I’ve found that knowing the difference between conviction and condemnation helps stop me from going along with the Enemy’s plan. Another thing that helps be recover a right perspective is to remember the words of Isaiah 53, “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” The reason Holy Spirit convicts us but does not condemn us is because the punishment that would rightfully fall on us as sinners was, instead, placed upon Jesus at the Cross. To punish us now would be unjust, because Jesus intervened and took our place.

I hope this clarifies the role of Holy Spirit in the process of conviction, confession and repentance. Holy Spirit makes us aware of our sin, comforts us with the promises of Scripture, helps us confess to our Heavenly Father and advocates for us once we have been washed and restored to right standing with Dad. The conviction of Holy Spirit always draws us closer to God, He never drives us farther away.

As always, thank you for reading.

Honor Between Generations

This post is mostly written for those who worshipped with us this past Sunday and heard my teaching on Chapter 8 of The Story. If you weren’t there you can find the teaching on our website. Click “The Story” and find chapter 8.

I’d like to reiterate and clarify a couple of my points and then talk a little more about honor between the generations.

First, this whole idea of honor between the generations came from looking at the repeated cycle of the Israelites in the book of Judges (chapter 8 of “The Story”). The cycle we see repeated is this:
1) Faithful older generation dies
2) Younger generation does evil in the sight of the LORD
3) Younger generation is oppressed and cries out to God for deliverance
4) God raises up a Judge to free the people.
5) The younger generation learns its lesson and now becomes the faithful older generation.

I likened this cycle to building the first story of a house and then tearing it down and then rebuilding the first story and then tearing it down again. It is a cycle that doesn’t make any sense, is totally wasteful and doesn’t accomplish God’s purpose. Because the kids were unable to learn from their parents, they had to make the same mistakes and learn the same lessons which kept them from moving forward.

When God promised the land to the Israelites in the book of Joshua, He promised them over 300,000 square miles of territory. But because of this cycle of stupidity, Israel, at the height of its glory under King Solomon, only occupied around 30,000 square miles of land – hardly a tenth of what God had given them! I likened this to the Church.

God has given the Church an amazing amount of “Promised Land”. God has said that our rightful inheritance is to: do greater works than Jesus (John 14:12); ask for anything in Jesus’s name and he will do it (John 14:13); heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons and raise the dead (Matt. 10:8); make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:19); and even eliminate poverty (Acts 4:32-35). Whoever you are, whatever you care about, whatever aspect of God’s character you carry – there is promised land for you. You are designed to advance God’s Kingdom into that particular realm, take back what the enemy has stolen and establish God’s righteous and life-giving Kingdom wether that is signs and wonders, social justice, family, relationships, business, art, or something completely different altogether. There is a huge amount of spiritual territory and authority that we are not walking in because there has been a breakdown between the generations.

When there is honor between generations, the mothers and fathers build the first story. Their children, learning from their victories and defeats, receiving a spiritual inheritance and advancing the Kingdom, build the second. Quite literally, the ceiling of one generation becomes the floor of the next. And the generation after this will build a third story and then a fourth. Our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren will see things we can only dream of IF they choose to honor those who have gone before and build upon what they have accomplished.

I’ve always been struck by the passage out of Joel

“In the last days,” God says, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.”

I’ve always believed this means that the dream of the old become the vision of the young. What the older generation dreamed of, the younger generation sets out to accomplish because they have the resources and vision to make that dream a reality. If we, as a congregation, can embrace that truth, there is no telling how God will use us to transform this city.

I have one last axe to grind and it is about the word “old.”

We live in a foolish time in American culture. We are fascinated with youth and newness. We don’t have any value for age, wisdom or maturity.

We need to look at age from Heaven’s perspective, how God intended it to be. Proverbs 16:31 says that “grey hair is a crown of splendor, it is attained in the way of righteousness.”

Age, and the signs of age, are a blessing from God; they are not intended to be despised. Nowadays, we hear the word “old” and we immediately add to that “washed up, worn out, good for nothing, invalid, nothing to offer, etc. etc.” That is absolute nonsense. Age is intended to be a sign of wisdom, of battles won and a life well lived. Jacob walked with a limp because he had an encounter with God. And we are a congregation blessed with mothers and fathers who have had encounters!

It wasn’t always this way. In biblical times it was the young people who were dismissed and considered invalid. That is why Paul had to encourage Timothy and say, “Let no one despise your youth, but set an example…” (1 Tim. 4:12).

The truth is that we need each other. Each generation, each person, has something valuable to contribute to our community. And if we are going to gain traction, pass on the momentum of spiritual inheritance and see the Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven then we need get together. We need sons and daughters finding mothers and fathers. We need to share our stories and our lives. We need to bless on another and call out the gold we see – the gifts, talents, abilities and calling God has placed within each of us.

I would love to see us a Vineyard Community Church nail this family thing. I’d love to see us share and mentor and have people into our homes. I’d love to see two, and even three, generations working together to solve problems and do life together. That is success for me. That is something that feels right and life giving and of God.

I’ll close very simply by saying “Thank you.” Thank you for being a congregation willing to try new things. Thank you for being a congregation willing to take the eternal truths of Scripture and live them out in our day and age. Thank you for your humility in letting a wet-behind-the-ears 27 year old kid be your pastor without blinking an eye. It is such an honor to serve you and love you and hear your stories. I’m looking forward to seeing how this takes hold of us.

Sincerely,

Ben

The Centrality of Prayer

I’ve been reminded recently of how foundational prayer is to a life of communion with God. I feel saying such an obvious thing, but the truth is, I forget that fact more readily than I should. Prayer is the essential work – everything else flows out of it: worship, evangelism, ministry.

The Lord spoke to me out of Luke 11 recently. In Luke 11, Jesus’ disciples overhear Jesus praying and, after he had finished, come up to ask him, “Lord, would you teach us how to pray?”

What interests me is the placement of this passage in Luke’s Gospel. See, the 12 had already been sent out to preach and preform signs and wonders in chapter 9 and the 72 had been sent out to do the same in chapter 10. It is only after all of this activity that Jesus’ disciples come to ask him to teach them how to pray.

My meditation on this chapter has led me to one conclusion – signs and wonders don’t hold a candle next to really knowing God. It isn’t that signs and wonders aren’t important, they are an essential piece of Gospel proclamation, but they aren’t as fulfilling as we are often led to believe. The disciples, after casting out demons, healing the sick and performing every manner of miracle catch Jesus praying and have the revelation “This man knows God, like, for real.”

And that is what they were hungry for, knowing God. The power stuff was nice, but it wasn’t God.

Interesting that when Acts tells us that people were healed by Peter’s shadow it was because he was on his way to pray. God had come to so dominate his interior life that he was probably unaware of the effect he had on those around him. And Peter was in prayer when God commanded him to go preach the Gospel for the first time to Gentiles.

I want the type of prayer life that Jesus did. I want to know God. I want that no-holds-barred sort of intimacy with God that transforms me from the inside out.

Jesus’ brother James became the bishop of Jerusalem. James was held in high regard, not because of his relationship to Jesus, but because of his dedication to prayer. The Jews nicknamed James “camel knees” because he was forever in the Temple, weeping and praying for God’s people. What a legacy. What is the interior revelation that leads to that sort of exterior manifestation? I don’t know yet, but I want to. Lord, hear our prayer.

The High Value of Joy, Part 1

I’ve been meditating lately on Hebrews 12:2:

“For the joy set before him [Jesus] endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Jesus was able to endure the horror of the cross because He was promised joy at the end of it. I don’t think we’ve even begun to discover how valuable joy is in the Kingdom of God.

I’m reminded of the joke about the man who discovered how to take a single suitcase with him into Heaven. The man slaved his entire earthly life in order to fill that suitcase with gold. When he finally stepped through the pearly gates and onto the streets of gold, Saint Peter asked him, ‘Why did you fill your bag with dirt?’

As Christians, we live with an eternal worldview. The things that are valuable on earth (gold/money, once in a lifetime vacations) are ridiculous in Heaven. The New Jerusalem is literally built with precious stones and gold because God is that wealthy. Not only that, but we will live with indestructible heavenly bodies that are capable of exploring the new heavens and the new earth for all of eternity, you will hardly remember your trip to Disney World.

It isn’t that vacations or money aren’t important for us right now. They are. They just aren’t the MOST important things to accumulate. Jesus talked about storing up treasures in Heaven – what I will call good deeds and good fruit. Deeds and fruit don’t accumulate in bank accounts that we can see, so we tend to dismiss them as inconsequential. However, these are the very things that follow us into eternity.

The focus of this post isn’t deeds, but joy. We can store up joy. We can live in joy, right here and right now. We can carry joy and give joy. What is fascinating about the Fruit of the Spirit is that the more we give away the more we have an abundance. Start loving other people and you find love returned to you. Start living in joy and making others joyful and the more joy you will have. This is the spiritual law of reaping what you sow.

I’m currently in the habit of laughing a lot. Joy is my chosen spiritual discipline for this summer. It is wonderful. I know my heart is in a good place with God when I don’t engage in willful sin, my heart is at rest in God’s goodness and I find myself bubbling over with laughter. Saint Paul says that the Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Yep.

The Kingdom is a good place to live and it is a mindset as well as a tangible spiritual space. Better yet, it is accessible to all of God’s people. Living in the Kingdom doesn’t require you to work harder. If anything, living in the Kingdom requires you to embrace being ridiculous. For me it means laughing – often and in public. My laughter almost always starts out forced – I have to make a conscious decision to be joyful. But very quickly my spirit comes into alignment and I can laugh with pure joy, simply delighted in being God’s son and feeling His Spirit in my body. It feels good, I encourage you to try it.

Children’s Games

At a prayer meeting on Monday I had a revelation that I wanted to share here.

Children’s games may just be the best metaphors for living the Christian life.

Think of what you played in Kindergarden… Simon Says, Monkey See Monkey Do, Show and Tell. For those of you that might be far removed from Kindergarden, allow me to explain a little more.

Simon Says is where a group of kids are given series of directions that they must follow before the next one comes. Some of the directions are rather mundane ‘hop on one foot’ and some are quite bizarre ‘touch your right elbow to your left knee while jumping in a circle’. The last one standing wins. The trick is that you only follow the directions that start with “Simon says…” Following a direction that doesn’t start with that, no matter how forceful a command, results in disqualification. The take away for me is that, as Christians, we have a lot of people telling us what to do, but we need to keep our ears open so we can hear “Jesus says…”

Jesus said, “I only do what I see my Father doing” and I think that is good advice for us as well. Monkey See Monkey Do is just that, imitating the leader of the line to the best of your ability. There is no “winner” in this game, just the fun of imitating the goofy things the leader does. This game teaches me to be less “results oriented” in following Jesus and to instead concentrate on the joy of following and imitating.

Lastly, Show and Tell was Jesus’ primary ministry model. Wherever He went, these two elements came with. Wether He performed a miracle and then preached or the other way around, Jesus demonstrated the Gospel in word and deed. This is my desire as a professional minister, to Show and Tell the Gospel of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

I feel that we in the Church often treat discipleship as a heavy burden and, for that reason, tend to avoid it. But what if discipleship – becoming more like Jesus – looked more like games and childlikeness than the dull monotony of following lists of rules out of duty and obligation? Speaking of children, Jesus says, “The Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”

The Straight Razor Experiment

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That is a picture of my new bull horn, Damascus steel straight razor purchased after “The Razor and Pipe” inspired me. I’ve shaved with it twice and wanted to share some thoughts for those men out there (or bearded women looking to avoid a circus career) who would like to take the plunge.

1. It is harder than the internet makes it seem.
I was under the impression that shaving with a straight razor was akin to running a hot knife through butter – the whiskers would just fall off in fear of something so manly. Not the case. Hold the blade with too small of an angle and the razor takes off your lather, but not much else. Hold the blade with too big of an angle and it a a good way to razor burn and/or cuts. Apply too little pressure and the coarse beard hair refuses to budge. Apply too much pressure… well it isn’t called a cutthroat shave for nothing.

2. Your skin needs to adapt.
I’ve traditionally worn a beard for two reasons: one, my wife likes it (score!) and, two, I have sensitive skin and the least amount of shaving I have to do the better. After many moons of not shaving, learning to shave with a straight razor has been hard on my skin. Everyday shaving is not feasible, so I’m testing out every other. My hope is that I will toughen up and learn the skill quickly so that shaving can be part of my daily ritual.

3. Learn on your legs.
Let’s face it, the upper thigh on a caucasian male is extraordinarily unattractive. So, since no one ever sees it, what a great place to practice! This allows you to hone your technique, learn what it feels like when the razor cuts hair and see how the razor works. Only a small portion of the razor scrapes your face with each pass and learning how to properly angle it is key.

4. Straight Razor shaving is awesome
It is true that straight razor shaving makes one feel very manly. It is a traditional ritual that men have engaged in for centuries, earliest evidence was the Egyptians shaving with copper blades, and quite exhilarating. It definitely makes me feel ready for the day. It isn’t as fast as modern shaving and requires a great deal of skill – absolutely perfect for someone looking to live a more intentional, thoughtful and slower paced life.

All in all, straight razor shaving has been a success. I like it and am looking forward to experimenting with technique to get a close, comfortable and razor-burn free shave. Hope this helps encourage others to try it out.

Overcoming a Bored Spirit

Dani and I have been talking and teaching lately on how we are predisposed to overcome. We’ve been made into the image of the One who says, “Take heart, I have overcome the world.” Our natural inclination is to be victorious in battle and to overcome any adversity. I view of yesterday’s post, I’d like to share a little about overcoming spiritual boredom.

My premise in writing this entry is “that a bored spirit will always turn to sinful behavior in order to feel alive.” Overcoming spiritual boredom will keep us living in our true identities as overcoming sons and daughters and will also guard us against sinful behaviors we really don’t want to be doing in the first place. The following are simply my opinions on where to begin overcoming spiritual boredom.

1) Relationship with God
It’s probably no surprise that this is where we should begin. God is the Source of every good and perfect gift and He is endlessly fascinating. But we have to have a revelation of God as a Person and not just a set of principles. When you begin interacting with Jesus as a man, the whole dynamic of your spiritual life changes. Christianity ceases to be religious rules and sentiment and becomes a real-life adventure you are fighting for a place in. Knowing that you were created by God to live in this hour and do the things He has placed within you in huge, it adds dignity and worth to your days.

2 Being a resting place for Holy Spirit
As Bill Johnson says, “the Spirit is in my for my sake and upon me for yours.” Every believer has the Holy Spirit within them to some degree, for the Spirit is what draws us to God and gives us Grace to believe. However, it is possible to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit in greater dimensions. I firmly believe that we should experience the power of God regularly in our every day life. This could be words of knowledge, divine appointments, seeing people healed when we pray for them, financial power encounters, dreams, and many other ways The Lord speaks to us. Having the power of the Spirit manifest in your life is really wonderful – we want to jealously guard this gift because it is a tremendous amount of fun to be used by God to minister to others.

3 Having a routine
Boredom frequently occurs when we have long stretches of unaccounted for time. It is good and Godly to rest and relax, but I’m talking about the wasted hours that become Facebook or youtube binge sessions. Knowing that you just spent three hours looking at garbage is soul killing. It beats down your will and you are less resilient to temptation. Your thinking becomes, “well, I’ve already wasted this much of my day, I might as well pile it on.” Instead, have a routine that gets you up and out of yourself and focused on the things God’s made you to do. I notice that when I have a set a solid routine I am much happier, healthier and more productive.

4 Party
I mean party in the sense of having fun, doing what you like to do and doing that with other people. Some of the most enjoyable things in life are simple and easy to do once you decide to do them. Have some friends over and cook a mean together. A homecooked meal with good red wine is one of my favorite ways to party. Dani and I love to get together with friends to worship. The possibilities are quite endless, just stay away from soul-killing activities like drunkenness.

Well, that is a good start for now, but I’d love to hear what you think. How do you overcome spiritual boredom? What tips and tricks do you have to share that keep your heart alive? Have a great weekend my friends.

The Longing for Fascination

I had an unusual and enlightening experience last night. I had the opportunity to minister with two other people to someone who had consumed tainted drugs and was experiencing side-effects. We were able to pray for and counsel this young man and I’d thought I would share an insight I had.

Obviously, this person is alright. God did His thing and removed the worst of the side-effects and we were able to talk with him and make sure he was alright.

When I asked this person why he tried to homebrew hallucinogens, he replied with one word, “Mystery”.

Mystery. This kid, very intelligent and diligent about tracking down small details, was bored with life. He was willing to risk his own life and health in order to create the unknown. Because he has previously chosen to use those gifts in rebellious ways, the enemy has been able to afflict him with night terrors (read: demonic attack), boredom, depression and social isolation. But I believe this impulse for creativity, risk and adventure is of Godly origin, not demonic.

We were all created with a deep-seated need to be fascinated. I had reservations about saying that before, but after last night I am convinced. We want to be fascinated, we want to be captivated by Mystery, and we will do just about anything to fulfill that.

Hunger is hunger, it is a blunt instrument that we need to use discernment with. How we satisfy that hunger is intensely important because it can set the course for our life. If “our god is our belly” as Paul says, then we will be driven by hunger to satisfy the desires of our sinful nature: sex, drugs, intoxication, gambling, etc. However, if we walk in the Spirit then the Spirit will lead us to satisfy our hunger in God honoring ways: by being great in God’s sight, by serving others, by seeing the sick healed and the dead raised, by knowing that others are better off because we are in the world.

What is interesting about this young man is that, in his own words, “I never miss church. Never.” Church for him isn’t Sunday morning, but Wednesday night, that is where his community of faith comes together to worship, hear the Gospel and be with one another. This young man loves God, but is not fascinated by Him. I wonder how many other people in the church are in the same boat? The side effects might be different, but the disease is the same – a bored spirit will always resort to sinful behavior in order to “feel alive.” We will look for fascination somewhere, and if we don’t find it in God we will try to create it for ourselves. This is known as idolatry in the bible.

So how do we help people to be fascinated with God? What is the difference between those who are fascinated and those who aren’t? Is it anything we have control over or is it totally the work of the Spirit? I don’t have answers to these questions, but I believe the salvation of a generation is wrapped up in them. If we, as the Church, aren’t fascinated with God and His Kingdom, how can others be? Faith is more caught than taught – are we contagious with our faith? Are we living whole-heartedly and doing work worth doing? Do others really want to be like us, or is that just something we say to fool ourselves?

I would dearly love your input to these questions. This needs to become a much larger discussion within the community of faith. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Preparing for a conference

On February 15 and 16, my wife and I will be hosting a conference at our church called “Make It Plain: Anticipating Jesus’ Return.” We are both very excited for this conference and what it means for our church, community and state. We are believing that God will use this conference to do a number of amazing things in people’s lives – giving them focus and purpose, imparting and activating spiritual gifts, increasing hunger and passion for Jesus, refreshing and reviving the weary and a whole host of other things. The more I prepare for this conference, the more excited I get.

Needless to say, there has been a lot of preparation on our end of things – preparing teachings, organizing, administrating and planning. To be honest, it has all been a little overwhelming. This is the first conference that I’ve ever hosted, shucks, its the highest profile event I’ve ever done and I don’t even know enough to know if I’m forgetting something. As the days crunch down to “go time” I find my anticipation growing (“its going to be awesome!”) as well as some fears (“what if no one comes or I totally bomb out?”).

I totally believe that fear and doubt are from the enemy and are unhelpful emotions when something is going to happen anyway. So I find myself reminding myself of why we are doing this and what motivated it in the first place. So here is a behind-the-scenes look into what God has been speaking to me about this conference.

I choose to live as though Jesus is going to return in my life time and I look for evidence of His return. Why? Because it keeps me focused and steady on the things that really matter. Jesus said “I am coming soon!” over 2,000 years ago, why don’t I think it will be another 2,000? Well, to snatch a phrase from the Apostle Paul, “because the day of our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.” It is super easy to get caught up in things that aren’t eternally important or even temporally important in the long run. I can blow away time with the best of them, but having a Purpose tends to keep me on track. Knowing I’ll have to give an account of my days helps me recalibrate my life and make better decisions.

But more than that, I really do believe Jesus is coming back soon, and it has me tremendously excited! For the first time in history the Great Commission is going to be fulfilled! It will happen within the next 10 years according to YWAM and other missions organizations. Never before have we been able to make that claim. We’ve had wars and famines and earthquakes around the globe for years, but “this Gospel will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, then the end will come” (Matt. 24:14) takes on startling sobriety when you realize that the fulfillment of that verse may well be before you retire.

Sure it will get bad on the earth before Jesus returns, but Jesus likens it to “birth pangs”, terrible in the moment and soon forgotten as soon as the baby is born. The Church is simultaneously mother and midwife – birthing people into the family of God and also helping to deliver a 12 pounder called “The Kingdom of God”.

The purpose of this conference isn’t to sow fear or talk about how bad it is going to be. The purpose of this conference is to help people fall in love with Jesus as they see new and deeper facets of His character. The book of Revelation is “the Revelation of Jesus Christ.” Most people think of it as the book about the end, but the true purpose of the book is to reveal the man, Jesus, the emotions, motives and desires of His heart. The Gospels give us a true picture of Jesus’ character, but not a complete one. There is more to this man than we know and Dani and I hope to explore and impart some of that with those who come.

So, if you have a free night and day, please join us at Vineyard Community Church in Waverly, IA for the “Make It Plain” conference. The details are below.

What: Make It Plain Conference
Where: 319 W. Bremer Ave. Waverly, IA
How Much: $10 ($5 if you are a student)
What’s Included: booklet with notes for the 4 teaching sessions, copy of my commentary on the book of Revelation, entrance to the conference and all the coffee you care to drink.
Schedule: Friday, 7-10 (Registration from 6-7p)
Saturday, 9-noon and 1-4 (lunch is on your own)

If you have any other questions or want to invite others, you can find this event on our Facebook page. We hope to see you soon!