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Spiritual Gymnasium

I know, it has been a while since I have posted a blog, and I probably should do a better job at it. For now, I simply will ask for your forgiveness, and will share with you some things that I hope will be helpful to you. By now I hope that you are aware...

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America, Not So Beautiful

Sadly, the United States went through a lot during a week in which a day has been set aside to celebrate our country. As I watched the news surrounding the different events that took place, all the feelings of joy and pride I had on Monday, quickly became feelings of deep sorrow for our country, followed by feelings of...

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Broken By Pride

Pride is a very common cause of brokenness in all of our lives. Someone has said that “when it comes to pride, it is not a matter of do I have any pride, but rather where do I have it and how much of it do I have.” To some degree or another, all of...

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You are not home yet

In our latest sermon series, #struggles, I spoke on the topic of depression, which has been described as the “common cold” of the human experience — almost everyone will experience it! Please note that I am not talking about depression that is caused by physical diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or cancer. I am also...

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Forgiveness Warriors

For a while, my kids were into watching American Ninja Warriors, and from time to time I would sit down and watch some of the competitors. I could only stand watching it for a short period of time before feelings of inadequacy would sweep into my life, watching feats of strength and agility that I...

Biblical Church Discipline
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Biblical Church Discipline

On Sunday night, January 10, 2016, I spoke about the difficult topic of Church Discipline. I want to follow up here with some written notes and Scripture passages for those who weren’t able to attend that service, as well as for future reference. Of course you can always watch or listen to the entire talk,...

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Sneak Peek 4: Creation Restored

This next year our church will begin a new theme. A theme that we believe is very relevant to us and the world that we live in. 2016 is going to be all about “Broken to Restored” As a result of sin, we live broken lives, in a broken world. Thankfully, God has created a way to see...

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Sneak Peek 3: Creation Unraveled

This next year our church will begin a new theme. A theme that we believe is very relevant to us and the world that we live in. 2016 is going to be all about “Broken to Restored” As a result of sin, we live broken lives, in a broken world. Thankfully, God has created a way to see...

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Sneak Peek 2: Rebuilding Your Broken World

This next year our church will begin a new theme. A theme that we believe is very relevant to us and the world that we live in. 2016 is going to be all about “Broken to Restored” As a result of sin, we live broken lives, in a broken world. Thankfully, God has created a way to see...

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Sneak Peek 1: Right Thinking In a World Gone Wrong

This next year our church will begin a new theme, a theme that we believe is very relevant to us and the world that we live in. 2016 is going to be all about “Broken to Restored.” As a result of sin, we live broken lives in a broken world. Thankfully, God has created a way to see...