I know that any of us who are part of the LGBTQ+ community suffer abuse from others, especially those from within the church; however, I am also convinced that much of the abuse we experience comes from ourselves. Many of us suck at experiencing self-love. Either we don't know how to do it. Perhaps we don't know what it even looks like or should look like. I get it. I have struggled with that at times myself. But, I know that without it, we can never become the person God created us to be. We can never succeed in life the way that we want. We can never attract to…
In this episode of Coffee with Keith, I wanted to take a step away from our walk through Acts and instead, look at the Easter account from John 20:1-18. In it, we see Mary Magdalene come to the grave of Jesus only to find the stone rolled away. This account shows us the great love, faith, and pain that this special woman has for her teacher, Jesus Christ. Her loss and pain somehow reminds me of my own. Perhaps you are feeling that as well. But as we know, that tomb isn't the end of this story. I love the interaction that the risen Jesus has with Mary as…
Okay, this episode has some interesting stuff. First, we talk about the personhood of the Holy Spirit. Second, we ask: when does one receive the Holy Spirit. And then third, we talk about this guy names Simon and how he began to envy and desire the gifts demonstrated by the apostles. There are some key questions we should ask in this section of Acts 8, and let me assure you...I do.