It's been awhile since I've posted anything. And with all the heaviness in the world right now, I figured I would lighten things up by posting something on the warm and fuzzy side.
Last week the annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention was held in St. Charles and with it my term as second vice-president came to an end. It was a great honor to serve in this role on the executive board.
Below is a letter I wrote to those who supported my recent mission trip to Lesotho. I share it here with the hope it may spark some interest in someone else's heart for missions in Lesotho, or just missions in general. If you, or your church, would like more information on partnering with the Floras to reach the mountain Basotho for Christ, please email me at the address on this blog. Thanks!
As children of the 80’s and tweens of the early 90’s my wife and I were very excited to watch Fuller House – the Netflix reboot of the now-classic series, Full House. In Fuller House all the original characters are back (minus the Olsen twins) and for the most part looking really good, albeit 30 years older than when the series began.
In Galatians 2, Paul recounts the story of his trip to Jerusalem for what scholars commonly call the “Jerusalem Council.” At this meeting, which is described in detail in Acts 15, church leaders debate whether or not Gentiles have to be circumcised in order to be saved. Paul’s position is that this step is unnecessary and legalistic. In Paul’s actions at this meeting, and an exchange shortly thereafter, we see five important principles for spiritual leadership: