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Make Everyday A Birthday…For Others

Yesterday was my 28th birthday, which means I am one year closer to the dreaded age of 30, and everyone knows stuff starts falling apart after 30. FREE PIECE OF INFO: Life goes by really fast…do not take it for granted (and all of the grandparents reading collectively say, “Amen!”). …

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What If We Are Scared To Know God

What if we are scared to know God? I believe this is a legitimate question. I am writing this post on the heels of a difficult time in my own life. I would say most of my life has been pretty smooth sailing. I know people that have been through …

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Do You Have on the Lenses of Jesus?

In his most recent book, Follow Me, David Platt makes the following statement: As we turn to Jesus, he transforms us. As we die to ourselves, we live in him. He gives us a new heart – cleansed of sin and filled with his Spirit. He gives us a new …

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The Big 3…Are You Followable?

A few weeks ago I had lunch with a guy who recently moved to the Jackson area. During our meal, he began to explain to me why he did not feel as though he was cut out for youth ministry. He explained to me how he struggled to relate to …

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Church and Culture…Let’s Be Friends

Read this article on culture trends. Extremely insightful. 12 Culture Trends You Can’t Ignore The church must adapt to culture. Jesus did. Paul did. Don’t believe me? Ever wonder why Jesus spoke in parables? Or try reading through the book of Acts and notice how Paul changes his DELIVERY (not …

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THE JUSTICE ISSUE

Last night, I watched a documentary called “Stuck,” and I was honestly not prepared for what I was about to see. My wife and I began the process of adoption a few months ago, so we were eager to watch a documentary about the struggles of the adoption process. I …

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What Is Your Perception Of God?

“Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines …

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Some Thoughts On The Resurrection

This past Sunday morning I had an opportunity to do something I never thought I would have an opportunity to do…deliver a message on Easter Sunday. As I was preparing for the lesson, I wondered what I could say to a group of mostly Christians that has probably heard sermons …