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Are We Sharing Hope or Fear and Confusion?

August 18, 2020 0 Comments
Are We Sharing Hope or Fear and Confusion?

“Jesus is an alternative to the dominant ways of the world, not a supplement to them” – Eugene Peterson I often wonder if I really know what it is like to live completely for Jesus. I have done multiple blog posts over the years where I talk about forsaking all to live for Jesus but […]

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When Worshiping God Comes First

July 20, 2020 0 Comments
When Worshiping God Comes First

“God is trying to call us back to that which He created us – to worship Him and enjoy him forever – A.W. Tozer If we look at God’s kingdom with our logic it seems backwards. The Bible tells us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. Live your life as […]

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Cultivating Faithfulness in the Ordinary of Every Day

March 2, 2020 0 Comments
Cultivating Faithfulness in the Ordinary of Every Day

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness – Psalm 37:3 (NASB) I assume that all of us have big dreams and visions for life. They might be dreams of staring your own business or planting a church. My wife Janice, and I have big dreams and visions for […]

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Finding Greater Faith and Purpose for Life – A YouTube Introduction

February 24, 2020 0 Comments
Finding Greater Faith and  Purpose for Life – A YouTube Introduction

Well, I will never be accused of being an early adopter. I recently launched my podcast and I have decided to enter the world of YouTube. Just like my blog and podcast my primary goal is to encourage others to find greater faith in Jesus and live out their purpose for life. In my very […]

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Oh the Outrage

February 10, 2020 0 Comments
Oh the Outrage

I really try hard to avoid political posts. I find it very divisive and rarely helpful. However, it is important for Christians to be involved in the political arena, but with my role as a pastor I find my call to be more about sharing the truth of a life with Jesus.  I do ask […]

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Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part II

January 13, 2020 1 Comment
Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part II

Right before the turn of the new decade I declared, “Expansion,” as my one word for 2020. In that post I mentioned I really did not have a lot of clarity for how Expansion will impact my year. In just the few days since then I have gained some clarity.  You can read part one […]

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Going Hard After God

December 16, 2019 0 Comments
Going Hard After God

“… we would go hard after satisfaction in God, and go hard after God as delight, our spirit’s pleasure…. Christ as our supreme gain magnifies him, exalts him, worships him whether on the street or in the sanctuary.” – John Piper It is all too easy to get our Christian walk of faith backwards. For […]

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When Being a Servant Becomes Destructive

November 11, 2019 0 Comments
When Being a Servant Becomes Destructive

The greatest among you will be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. – Matthew 23:11-12 (CSB) At times it seems that God’s Kingdom operates backwards from our human logic. In order to be great we are called to serve. The Bible even calls us to lay […]

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Whitewashed Tombs

February 18, 2019 0 Comments
Whitewashed Tombs

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of the bones of the dead and every kind of impurity. In the same way, on the outside you seem righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” – […]

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Is Jesus Enough?

October 29, 2018 1 Comment
Is Jesus Enough?

Instead, I have calmed and quieted my soul like a weaned child with its mother; my soul is like a weaned child. – Psalm 131:2 (CSB) I am still amazed when I have read a Bible verse dozens of time and that one time it suddenly jumps out and grabs me. I have been preaching […]

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