Blog Archives

May 06, 2021 08:00am

What it Really Means to Preach

Preaching is a weighty task because by definition the preacher communicates on behalf of God.

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Apr 28, 2021 17:00pm

Sit at the table

We might be rough, but despite our brokenness, God still chooses to use us.

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Apr 26, 2021 08:00am

5 Reasons the Gospel Needs Strong Language

Accepting Christ is necessary, but it is not the full picture.

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Apr 25, 2021 08:00am

How to Have a Loving Confrontation

Biblical confrontation is important and necessary, but it must be motivated by love.

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Apr 23, 2021 08:00am

7 Steps to Determine Your Church’s Vision – Part Two

A vision statement should reflect your current ministries and the ministries you intend to implement.

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Apr 20, 2021 08:00am

Which Cross Do You Carry?

The cross meant pain and agony, but now it means hope, peace, and life.

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Apr 19, 2021 08:00am

5 Ways to Evaluate Your Church’s Operating Systems

Systems need to be values driven, mission directed, vision focused then strategy accomplished.

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Apr 12, 2021 17:00pm

Ripple Effect

Examine your life – your words, your actions, your intentions and commit them to the Lord.

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Apr 10, 2021 02:15am

Lessons From Covid and Losing the Sense of Taste

How will people know Jesus, the light of the world, if we hide that light.

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Mar 31, 2021 17:00pm

Weighing the Cost

There are things we must give up in order to follow Jesus.

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Mar 29, 2021 08:00am

The Cost of Making Disciples

Disciple making is a commitment to open up your life to another person.

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Mar 23, 2021 08:00am

What Does Jesus Want Your Church to Do?

Christ is the ultimate seeker. He seeks and saves the lost.

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Mar 22, 2021 17:00pm

A Final Resting Place

Jesus knew there was a high price to secure your final resting place, and paid it.

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Mar 21, 2021 08:00am

Passing the Baton: A Smooth Pastor Transition

A successful transition depends on much prayer, preparation, planning, a process, and it is the work of God.

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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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