Are you a Motel 6? We’ll leave the light on . . .

on February 22, 2016 Uncategorized and Tags: , , , , , with 0 comments

Hospitality may well be a key missing ingredient in Western Christianity. A famous motel commercial says, “We’ll leave the lights on for you.” Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.” So, is your light on? The Bible says, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” […]

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The Foolishness of a Cross

on February 8, 2016 awareness and Tags: , , , , , , , with 0 comments

Foolishness! The dictionary says that foolishness is a lack of good sense; it is stupidity. Synonyms include imbecility, inanity, imprudence, and a host of other words speaking to thoughtlessness. The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian church and said, “. . .we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks […]

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What Breaks Your Heart?

on February 5, 2016 awareness, Discipleship and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

What Breaks Your Heart? Think about it this way for a moment: why are you still here? It seems to me if the only reason that God saves us is so that we can be holy and live in heaven, the most merciful thing He could do would be to take us on home. But […]

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Highways and Byways Preachers!

on January 1, 2016 Discipleship, Mission, Revitalization and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

As we look to 2016, I want to challenge every Christians to be “Highways and ByWays Preacher”; not pulpiteers, but proclaimers. Luke 14:12-24 Background The other morning I was scrolling through Facebook and ran across a post where someone has shared a sermon that the person posting raved about being an incredible message on salvation […]

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Every Story Matters to God!

on December 1, 2015 awareness, Discipleship, Fresh Wind and Tags: , , , , , , , , , , with 0 comments

Your Story Matters to God! So does Theirs. The truth is that every story matters, because every story is a person valued and loved by God.Every person needs to hear God’s Story. EVERY NUMBER HAS A NAME! It is certainly not original with me, but I love the concept. Someone has said God must care […]

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Are you wearing “Blinders”?

on March 28, 2015 awareness, Mission, Revitalization and Tags: , , , , , with 0 comments

Are we guilty of wearing ‘blinders’? Have you ever seen a horse with blinders? No doubt they are put on the horse to keep his eyes focused straight ahead. There may be many valuable uses for the blinders. But what happens in our churches and in our own personal lives when we are blinded by […]

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