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Feb 17, 2021 08:00am

Church Planting is a Lot Like Surfing

I’m not sure there’s a difference between surfing and being a part of a church plant.

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Feb 13, 2021 08:00am

When God Attends Summer Camp

Summer camp is more than just water games and bunk beds; It can be a life changer.

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Jan 28, 2021 08:00am

Who is the GOAT according to Jesus?

Achieving earthly greatness is meaningless according to the greatest in heaven.

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Jan 21, 2021 08:00am

Inclusivity and Woke-ness in America

Instead of going overboard with inclusion in our culture, why don’t we love inclusively?

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Jan 13, 2021 08:00am

Hopelessness Was Due to the God-Sized Hole in His Heart

His story is no different from yours if your life seems meaningless and hopeless.

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Jan 12, 2021 08:00am

Being Redeemed and Choosing Life

The Greatest Love Story of all time is beautifully portrayed in the Bible through Rulth.

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Jan 07, 2021 08:00am

How to Have a No-Regrets 2021

Don’t spend your life running from Jesus, who is the Truth and our only source of hope.

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Jan 05, 2021 08:00am

What God Can Do With a Broken Screen Door

Renovating is all the rage, but God has been in the renewal business since time began.

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Dec 14, 2020 08:00am

What is the Story We Should be Telling? Part Three

As we tell our changed-life stories, do we focus on what we did or what Jesus did?

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Dec 13, 2020 08:00am

What is Grace? God’s Love When You Mess Up

When we accept the incredible gift of grace, we can see the freedom Christ came to give us.

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Dec 12, 2020 08:00am

It’s Messy, But It’s My Story

I did all the right things and was a relatively “good” kid, but I knew I was missing something.

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Dec 07, 2020 08:00am

Are We Telling His Story Through Our Actions? Part Two

Do our actions point others to who Jesus is and his power to save?

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Dec 05, 2020 08:00am

Christmas, Advent, and Jesus

When God sent his Son to earth, he said everything he wanted to say to the world.

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Dec 04, 2020 12:59pm

God’s Promises Fulfilled in Immanuel

God’s promise of giving us a Son as a Savior is a beautifully consistent note that reverberates throughout the entirety […]

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Dec 02, 2020 08:00am

Here’s What Peter Says to Discouraged Pastors

God has given you stewardship of your church, but willingness to follow is not up to you.

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Nov 30, 2020 08:00am

Do You Love to Tell the Story? Part One

Do your words point to Jesus or do they carelessly divide the body of Christ?

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Nov 29, 2020 08:00am

Peace is not an Empty Promise but a Guarantee

Today’s chaos is similar to the circumstances surrounding Jesus’ birth, but God . . .

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Nov 10, 2020 08:00am

Where Has All the Compassion Gone?

Religion is often self-centered, but God calls us to be others-centered.

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Nov 03, 2020 08:00am

5 Tips For Biden and Trump

Regardless of the election’s outcome, there are some things you can never change.

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Nov 01, 2020 08:00am

Is This Election Really That Important?

Regardless of the election’s outcome, you can have joy because one truth remains the same.

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Oct 19, 2020 08:00am

Practicing Restraint in and Un-Restrained World

If we seek to inflict damage with our words, it indicates viciousness within our souls.

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Oct 18, 2020 08:00am

Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So

We overcome Satan when we testify personally about what the blood of Christ has done for us.

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Oct 14, 2020 08:00am

The Middle Ground Between Condoning and Condemning Sin

How do I accept people without compromising the truth of God’s Word?

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Oct 09, 2020 08:00am

Whose Lives Matter?

Jesus settled the argument of which lives matter when he said “whosoever . . .”

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Oct 03, 2020 08:00am

Here’s Proof That Everyone Worships Something

Mankind can never bring peace into the world. Only a relationship with Christ can do that.

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Oct 02, 2020 08:00am

Jesus’ Command to Go, Tell, and Disciple is For Pew Sitters Everywhere

The Great Commission doesn’t say one word about a Christian’s church attendance.

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Oct 01, 2020 08:00am

Truth About the World’s Dangerous Distractions-Part Two

Culture has so many false teachings that if you’re not being intentional, you’ll fall into its trap.

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Sep 19, 2020 08:00am

Different Opinions and What Jesus Would Do

Even though it’s completely secular wisdom, I thought that author and podcaster Brene (pronounced like Renee) Brown’s comments were well […]

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Sep 15, 2020 08:00am

Hope, Grace, and Kindness on the Football Field

Sit back a minute, close your eyes and honestly ask yourself what life would be like without hope. Yes, seriously, […]

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Sep 13, 2020 08:00am

Is Peace Even Possible?

Peace. Oh, how we need it in our world today.  Before you say, “Duh, Captain Obvious!” or point the finger […]

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Sep 09, 2020 08:00am

Counterculture Needs a Love Encounter

On September 1st, 2016, the San Francisco 49ers squared off against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. National Anthem […]

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Sep 07, 2020 08:00am

This is How a Church Should Actually Function

We are commanded by Christ to “make disciples,” but somewhere along the way, making disciples became counting converts to some.   […]

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Sep 06, 2020 08:00am

Here’s How You Know if Your Church is Sick

There are many examples of people who thought they were healthy but when they visited the doctor it was the […]

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Aug 26, 2020 10:41am

You Don’t Have to Quit Sinning Before You Come to Jesus

Is it possible that you are “saved” and in the family of God, but you are sinning and you don’t […]

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Aug 24, 2020 08:00am

When the Potholes of Life Knock You Out of Alignment

As we wind down the season over the next few weeks, there are some of us who feel like summer […]

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Aug 17, 2020 08:00am

Here’s Why You Don’t Ignore the Guy With Tattoos

As usual, my plane was late and I did not think I would be able to make the connection. I […]

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Aug 16, 2020 08:00am

Shut Down Your Faith in Government

When we see moral and cultural decay occur in our country, sometimes our response is to put a lot of […]

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Aug 14, 2020 08:00am

Surrender the Fight and be Declared the Winner

I’ve fought my share of fights over the years.  Some were necessary. Some were stupid. Some I won. Some I […]

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Aug 09, 2020 08:00am

Is Truth Based on Whatever You Feel?

Pilate asked Jesus in John 18:38, “What is truth?”  And two thousand years later, we’re still asking . . . In […]

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Jul 23, 2020 14:00pm

Don’t do as I do, do as I tell you to do

Follow Christ and be the godly example your friends, family and co-workers need!

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Jul 21, 2020 14:00pm

The good ole’ days

When you turn to Christ, His light reveals the sins that are hidden in the dark.

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Jul 20, 2020 08:00am

Youth Leaders and Parents, Here’s What Teenagers Really Need

The students in your church’s youth group must now think more deeply than you realize, because being labeled “Christian” no […]

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Jul 17, 2020 08:00am

A Rant About Ranting

When was the last time you heard or went on a rant about some general demographic? Foolishly, I often find […]

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Jul 12, 2020 08:00am

The Secret Sin of Gluttony

I have often heard that “gluttony” applies to over-indulging in anything, and there is no escaping that in biblical terms […]

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Jul 09, 2020 08:00am

Why We ShouldCare for the Marginalized and Broken

When Angie and I moved into the first home we ever purchased for ourselves, we moved into an aging neighborhood […]

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Jul 02, 2020 14:00pm

Set Apart

Our lives should look like what Scripture defines as a follower of Christ and not to be resembling the world.

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Jun 30, 2020 08:00am

Showing Grace When the World Expects Judgment

Every conversation you get into is an opportunity to show people the grace of God that you’ve experienced in your […]

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Jun 29, 2020 08:00am

Jesus Wants Us to Know His Father as Our Father

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” (A.W. Tozer) What […]

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Jun 26, 2020 08:00am

In What Direction do Your Words Point?

Words shape the future. Whether we’re talking about written words or spoken words, the fact is families, churches, governments, nations […]

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Jun 24, 2020 08:00am

Real Faith is Transformational not Informational

Real faith uses information for the purpose of transformation. D. L. Moody said, “the Bible was not given for merely […]

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