From Pew Sitter to Christ Follower

When I became a minister, I suddenly had loads of sympathy for every minister that I’ve ever known because I suddenly realized what those men were up against. I can also sympathize with the congregants of the church, because, like them, I too was a pew sitter for many years.


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Less Than Two Weeks!

If all goes to plan, in less than two weeks, our mission team will be worshiping at a little church in the mountainous rainforest of southeastern Honduras.

We will be busy building a new school, working with the students of the village in whatever form their current school is in, and also providing a soccer clinic for those same students.


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Teach to Grow

Teach to Grow

It’s very common to hear Bible teachers say something along the lines of, “When I teach, I learn more than anyone else.”

When we think about it, it makes sense.  If someone attempts to teach us something, we may get it, or we may not.  Most commonly, I think, we get part of it.

But to teach something, we must first grasp the subject ourself on some level.


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Answering Stereotypes

Answering Stereotypes

If it were not for some shadow of truth, stereotypes wouldn’t exist.  But just because they exist, doesn’t mean that we have to be guilty of using them to easily and conveniently label people.

In fact, I believe that it’s wrong altogether to use stereotypes, for the simple fact that no matter what the stereotype, even if it’s true of some, it most certainly will not be true of all.


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What Will You Teach Them

What Will You Teach Them?

I could not comprehend the love I would have for my children until they arrived.  I have loved friends and family members and my wife, so I thought I understood what it meant to love another person.

But then my kids were born and, words truly fail me, I cannot explain my love for them.


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Large Versus Small

The summer between my freshman and sophomore years in high school, my mother and I moved from a larger town to a smaller town. 

Athletically speaking, I went from a baseball team with twenty players, to a team with only nine.  And just in case you aren’t familiar with baseball, there are nine defensive positions on a baseball field.


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New Series: The Afterlife

I’ve been working on a new, temporary series, to fit in between Acts 13, which we just finished, and Acts 14, which we’ll begin in a few weeks.

What I aim to do with the series is to answer several questions, and do away with misguided ideas, about death, the final judgment and the afterlife.


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Don’t Miss the Point

Tonight, we are having a chili cookoff fellowship!


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Paths

In the Bible, options that we have pertaining to how we think, choose to spend our time and decide how to live our lives is often represented by the metaphor of paths.

Psalm 119:105 teaches us that God’s Word is a light that allows us to see and follow God’s path.

And Proverbs 16:9 teaches us that we may plan the way we want to go, but the Lord directs the steps we take as we go.


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To Be Wanted

In a recent lesson, I was making the point that God doesn’t need us, but that He wants us.  I was trying to make the point that being wanted was better than being needed, but I’m not sure that I communicated what was in my heart fully regarding this wonderful truth.

As is often the case, sometime later I though of what I wished I would have said.  I’d like to share that now along with some additional thoughts.  I hope it is beneficial to you.


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