“These biblical perspectives formed the ballast of my entire pastoral ministry. They kept me focused in the face of confusion or despair, and they gave me courage when dwarfed by giants. They were the measures by which I countered every lie and counted every gain.” –Daniel
In my final 10 weeks as senior pastor of The Coastlands, I offered these teachings on the scripture passages that launched and directed my entire ministry. Allow me to invite you into the inner forge where God shaped my thinking for a lifetime; among these biblical perspectives and guiding principles, I have found that…
• Each person is a unique masterpiece, marked with the fingerprints of God.
• Greatness comes through surrender, servanthood and obscurity.
• God offers mercy to the bruised and fallen—even in the desert.
• Life-giving ministry is birthed and developed by fire, not destroyed in it.
In this series, I’ll share with you how God has enabled me to radically know and follow Him through the years—and why He still provokes me to new perspectives about Kingdom life.