Name Droppers

Jim Disbrow - Sioux Falls Spiritual Growth

Imagine you had a friend who was a fan of the President, but did not know him. Every time your friend read or heard something the President said they name dropped. “Barry said…” “Barry wrote…” “Barry thinks…” What would you think of your friend? A little pretentious maybe? Definitely annoying. Now, imagine your friend name dropping in the presence of …

Judging others

Jim Disbrow - Sioux Falls Uncategorized

In Matthew 7:1-5 Jesus speaks about judging others. The passage begins “Do not judge so that you will not be judged.” (NASB) I have often heard people refer to this passage (incorrectly) by saying “You can’t judge me!” or “Only God can judge me!” Nothing could be further from the truth or the intent of the passage. It is the …

The Last Altar Call

Jim Disbrow - Sioux Falls Devotions, evangelism, Jim Disbrow

Last night I had a vivid dream that has me thinking about the last days. In this dream I was cleaning a church after a service when the church began to fill again. It was an odd church that was built into a cavern deep beneath the earth. I saw the leaders of many churches begin to gather and take …

I don’t need church, I can do it alone…

Jim Disbrow - Sioux Falls Fellowship, Jim Disbrow

How often have you heard someone justify their worldly ways by claiming the church is evil and they maintain their spiritual life on their own? While this may be possible (in some extreme circumstance) it is highly unlikely. In scripture, the church is referred to as sheep and God has chosen these references very carefully. Consider the symbolism. Sheep are …

Free Bible Resources

Jim Disbrow - Sioux Falls Bible & Bible Studies, Spiritual Growth

The Gospel of John begins “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The Word of God is a powerful force. After all, it was through His spoken word that the entire universe was created. In the past people had to go rely on priests to hear the Word of God. …

ACLJ proposal endagers US citizens oversees

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I’m usually onboard with the ACLJ but their latest campaign is flat out stupid. Jay Sekulow is advocating pulling passports from US citizens who join ISIS. There are already laws in place to imprison those who support terrorists or commit treason. How is it better to leave them free to operate outside the country? This policy only serves to endanger …

How NOT to write a blog post

Jim Disbrow - Sioux Falls Uncategorized

I just read a blog post by Mike Monteiro on various mistakes to avoid in a presentation. His points were all valid with excellent examples; however, it won’t be Mike’s wisdom I remember, it will be his language. When did it become acceptable for a professional to use foul language in a public forum? Before you post anything on a …

The Power of the Gospel

Jim Disbrow - Sioux Falls Jim Disbrow, Spiritual Growth

Today I realized I had forgotten the power of the Gospel of Jesus. Like many I have reduced it to salvation and limited the power of God to work in my life. The Gospel is more that salvation. Salvation is just the beginning. In Luke 18:19 Jesus quotes Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon ME, because HE anointed …