The last few months have flipped my world upside down. Things will never be the same. Starting this past fall God began stirring something up inside me unlike anything I have ever experienced. Along with a couple other pastors from our church, in September I went to a conference in Tennessee that shook me up. It forced … Continue reading My World Flipped Upside Down
This morning in our 6:00am prayer time at Grand Lake Church I was reminded of the power of a testimony. There is something breathtaking to hear another Christian share the wonders of what God is doing. Then in my devotions shortly after (I am not holy enough to have devotions before our 6:00am prayer!) I … Continue reading The Power of a Testimony
In this crazy election year, how should Christians approach the morning after? With Humility Humility is not just one of Jesus’ nice attributes. It’s at the core of his character. It’s fundamental to what we believe about the incarnation. (See Philippians 2) For followers of Jesus who want to live like him in any way, … Continue reading I voted, now what? (The morning after…)
A look at the ripple effects of Paul's transformation and what that means for the power of transformed lives today... Series: Acts: The Story Continues Scripture: Acts 9:1-19 http://www.grandlakechurch.org/sermons/2016/10/16/the-power-of-a-transformed-life
I have had the growing conviction for several years that the church in America is plagued by an insatiable desire to find the next silver bullet. We yearn for that program, that curriculum, that "best practice," that younger leader, that leader with more maturity, that congregation that will finally be open to change, that perfect … Continue reading Beyond a Silver Bullet
Here is my sermon from last Sunday as we continue to work our way through the book of Acts at Grand Lake Church. At the beginning I made a few comments about the election...take a listen... http://www.grandlakechurch.org/sermons/2016/10/9/all-are-called
Scripture - Acts 5:1-11 Series - Acts: The Story Continues - Part 4 http://www.grandlakechurch.org/sermons/2016/10/2/the-challenge-of-hypocrites
Grand Lake Church: I don't often try to push my sermons on you if you missed worship, but if you missed last Sunday I would really encourage you to take a listen... http://www.grandlakechurch.org/sermons/2016/9/25/radical-community Tomorrow we'll see how the story continues...
Today I read a little booklet by David Thomas called "To Sow for a Great Awakening." It's a quick historical survey of the times of spiritual awakening that have occurred throughout history and the ways in which deep and hungry prayer preceded them all. Thing is, travailing prayer, as Thomas calls it, is not a … Continue reading Praying for a Great Awakening
When you read the Bible do you ever find yourself sort of skimming over the names? Be honest. When I come to a long genealogy or a list of names that are hard to pronounce I often find myself just kind of skipping down to where the "real" text starts again. Recently I have been … Continue reading Does God know your name?