Posts by Mike Summers

Posts by Mike Summers

People Are Our Ministry

Nobody ever comes to a church with a sign around their neck saying, “Will you love me? I have been through a failed marriage” or “Will you care for me? I have just experienced a devastating loss” or “Will you accept me? I don’t know the Lord.” We are the Body of Christ and people are our ministry. We are called to reach out to the hurting, discern their need and minister…

Qualities for Usefulness to God

God delights in using ordinary people to do extraordinary things for His glory. The story of Phillip in Acts 8:26-40 is about an ordinary man who was useful and effective as a servant of God.Luke introduces us to Philip in Acts 6 as one of the deacons selected by the Jerusalem church. In a large and growing ministry, Philip was known as one who had a good reputation and…

Born to Die

God’s Son came into this world in a very unique way and for a very unique purpose. Hebrews 10:5-7 gives us a brief glimpse into heaven prior to Jesus’ incarnation on earth and takes us into the conversation that God the Son had with the Father and the Spirit at the time of His incarnation:“Therefore, when He came into the world, He said, ‘Sacrifice and offering You did…