This is the 4th Blog in a series called "Sabbatical Musings". To read the previous blog click HERE and to keep up with the series, Sabbatical Musings, clickHERE For anyone who's been reading along as I share the different reflections on things that the Lord was doing in my heart through this time of Sabbatical and sharing some of those things through this blog series- Tha...Keep Reading
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This is not the first time the Church has faced a crisis. Let's look back at Saint Augustine's ministry to the Church during the sack of Rome in 410 A.D., and examine his pastoral, Gospel-centered message that still relevant to us today....
Some prayer targets and some biblical wisdom for navigating these crazy times ...
To check out the first blog in the series "Sabbatical Musings" click here I did not write this because I want to just beat up on myself for my shortcomings and I did not go into sabbatical looking to focus on me. My desire was to see Jesus and more specifically to see Jesus REALLY BIG again. In His mercy, He revealed much of Himself, but along that road God's Spirit real...Keep Reading
This blog is a continuation of yesterday's blog "Confessions of a Pastor Who Was Exhausted from Caring Too Much About What People Think and Didn't Even Realize it" which can be read HEREand is part 3 on a series called "Sabbatical Musings" Yesterday's entry was about the EFFECT that caring too much about the approval of man can have on the heart. Today's is going to be ab...Keep Reading
With an Eye Toward Glory "O God, break the teeth in their mouths; tear out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD! Let them vanish like water that runs away; when he aims his arrows, let them be blunted. Let them be like the snail that dissolves into slime, like the stillborn child who never sees the sun". Psalm 58:6-8 May the Lord bless the reading of His word; at least ...Keep Reading
A brief introduction to this Summer's sermon series...Keep Reading
We are a month away from launching our 2nd church plant and here's a little description about how and why we do it...Keep Reading
The Passion Week, aka the week leading up to Easter, usually presents the church with extra opportunities to gather for corporate worship. I am merely suggesting that we should take advantage of those opportunities. ...Keep Reading
A few words on why "reproducing" can't be an optional part of the mission. It should go without saying, but here are a few words to why it should not be left "unsaid" ...Keep Reading
Did you know the regular practice of enjoying a big meal once a year vastly precedes 1621? In fact, we can find it being practiced nearly 3,000 years ago in Scripture, and many people think this ancient biblical holiday is what originally influenced the first Thanksgiving meal that took place on our soil in the 1600's. The Feast of Booths (or Feast of Tabernacles) was ins...Keep Reading
If you watch the news or engage any areas of social media or just look around, it is clear that there are areas of racial tension and injustice in this nation and many of these issues have been polarizing in the church rather than bringing unity. It is nearly impossible to engage the topic without offending someone who sees things differently. It is further complicated b...Keep Reading