A ministry like Jesus?

I’ve been studying the life of Jesus in the New Testament book, the Gospel of Matthew, for the past several months now. It’s been an incredible journey of learning and life transformation for me in several different ways. Just this week, it struck me, just how radical Jesus was. And I wondered about my own…

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Jesus is Willing!

At the church I serve at, we are taking over a year to preach through the Book of Matthew. After seven chapters, we finally came to the first of many, miraculous healings,  the healing of a leper. To have leprosy in the ancient world was truly an awful thing. It meant you were isolated from…

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10 Daily Affirmations

After my sermon Sunday, lots of people asked for a copy of my 10 Daily Affirmations. Here’s what I said about how I’m renewing my mind and here’s my list. I hope you’ll create a similar list too… Do you have a strategy to fill your heart with hope? Feeling hopeful is not easy and…

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How do I forgive someone?

A friend of mine asked me a great question today, “How do I forgive someone who deeply hurt me?” I honestly fumbled around with my answer. I’m not sure there is a step by step approach, but here is what I wish I told her… Let’s pretend later today you get gas and in the…

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Sabbath Quotes

At our all staff meeting Tuesday, Cathy Mcilvoy shared a great list of quotes about Sabbath. I hope they bless you and encourage you to take a day (or even half day) to rest and enjoy the Lord!

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Grace and Truth

Several years ago, I learned something that has really helped me both personally and pastorally. In the very beginning of John we read, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and…

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Consider the Heavens…

The sheep were finally tucked away for the night, resting safely in the security of the sheep pen. On a warm night like this, preparing a fire wasn’t essential but necessary to lift spirits and cook dinner. As he prepared a meal, the shepherd, David, the newly anointed King of Israel, continued to guard and…

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Wrong Things We Say About Prayer

Guest Post: Mckenna Mitchell If God is what we need, and prayer is how we commune with him, why don’t we pray more? I think the answer to that question is in some of our misunderstandings about prayer. The sooner we start to shed light on some of our misunderstandings about prayer, the sooner we…

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A Parenting Perspective from Noah

Read Genesis 9:18-29 Noah was on a spiritual high. His family was spared from the flood and humanity was saved because of this man’s faith and righteousness. Noah’s family survived the flood and were experiencing God’s blessing in the new world. Their new life was off to a great start. The Bible devotes five whole chapters…

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