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Manhood: A Father’s Impact

April 23, 2018 0 Comments
Manhood: A Father’s Impact

Almost 24% of kids in the U.S. grow up without a father and many more have grown up with an unhealthy father child relationship. A few days ago I started the Wild Life devotional / Bible reading plan on the YouVersion app (available for Apple and Android or Bible.com on the computer). The plan covers the […]

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Philippians 4:13 – It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

April 9, 2018 0 Comments
Philippians 4:13 – It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

I am able to do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13 This has become one of the most misquoted Bible verses. It often finds its way into a sermon that is more of a motivational speech. Also, it is often used by those who are starting their own business or other […]

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Holy Week: a Time to Remember – Reflect & Celebrate

March 26, 2018 0 Comments
Holy Week: a Time to Remember – Reflect & Celebrate

The next day [John the Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! – John 1:29  Holy Week begins each year on Palm Sunday where we celebrate Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem and concludes the following Sunday, Easter Sunday, where we celebrate […]

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Will You Hold My Hand?

January 15, 2018 2 Comments
Will You Hold My Hand?

Back in August I wrote a blog post on living a life of grace and mercy where I talk about meeting a homeless man, Eric. Now I want to take a moment to tell you about meeting Chip back in October. Once again I was taking my lunch break to explore the city streets of […]

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Effective – My One Word for 2018

January 8, 2018 0 Comments
Effective – My One Word for 2018

I am not sure who started the one word craze but in 2015 my word was “Generous.” In 2016 it was “Focus.” I did not have one for 2017. I am not one to randomly pick a word the word has to come to me. Our associate Pastor was preaching on New Year’s Eve and […]

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The Reformation at 500 and The Five Solas

October 30, 2017 0 Comments
The Reformation at 500 and The Five Solas

As I wrote in my Reformation Day post last year, it was on October 31, 1517 that the Augustinian Monk Martin Luther nailed his now famous 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany. His plan was to start a debate over the Catholic Church’s abuse of indulgences (Paying money for […]

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The Prayers of Brother Andrew Part III

October 23, 2017 1 Comment
The Prayers of Brother Andrew Part III

This week I finish up the series on the Prayers of Brother Andrew. If you have not already, you can read part 1 and part 2 When people allow Jesus to completely change them, they become part of the biggest revolution on the face of the earth. – Brother Andrew Prayer 7 Keyword: Profile Action: […]

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Prayers of Brother Andrew Part II

October 16, 2017 1 Comment
Prayers of Brother Andrew Part II

Last week I started a short series on the daily ten prayer points of Brother Andrew aka God’s Smuggler. You can read the intro and the first two prayer points here We are responsible for the spiritual state in which we live – Brother Andrew Prayer 3 Keyword: Prayer Action: Become persistent in prayer. Daily […]

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Prayers of Brother Andrew Part I

October 9, 2017 2 Comments
Prayers of Brother Andrew Part I

I have to admit that I have always struggled with having a consistent disciplined prayer life. Yes I am a Pastor but my life is as a disciple of Christ is a work in progress. I guess until Jesus returns I always will be. Over the past several years I have found myself keying on […]

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Nothing Between Us and Christ

September 18, 2017 0 Comments
Nothing Between Us and Christ

The Life of discipleship can only be maintained so long as nothing is allowed to come between Christ and ourselves – neither the law, nor personal piety, nor even the world. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer For too long we have believed we can just throw up a quick sinners prayer, attend church if and when we […]

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