A Thankful Heart

Thanksgiving is a season to give thanks. It’s probably my favorite season of the year. As I began to think through why thanksgiving is important to me I began to read hymns. (If you’ve never done that before the poetry is beautiful. Put the music aside and focus on the

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A Letter to Our Police Officers

In light of the recent events in our community I am sure that anxiety is running high and frustration is running deep. Law enforcement is difficult in and of itself, physically demanding, emotionally draining and mentally taxing. Each of you have walked into horrific situations and dealt with situations that

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The Importance of Worship

Worship Part 2: The Importance of Worship “Worshiping Christ is the most important thing that we do.” What just popped into your head when I said that? Was your response, “Amen” or did it drip with a little more sarcasm, “Of course he thinks that, he’s the pastor.” If you will, let

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The Sabbath and Worshipping God

Some people think that the worship service is all about evangelism. Everything you do during the worship service needs to be geared towards reaching the unbeliever. Church becomes a rock concert filled with secular music. Other churches think that the worship service is only for the believer. Church turns into

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The Power of Adoption

Life never turns out exactly like we thought it would. The Bible is full of these stories. I’m sure it didn’t turn out like Ruth thought it would. Her husband died early on and she had to remarry. It didn’t for Joseph. He was sold into slavery. I’m certain David

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In Life or In Death

Dear Loved Ones, In life or in death we belong to Christ. In life or in death we serve Christ. This isn’t a quaint saying meant to inspire. It’s an honest phrase meant to ravage our hearts and undo us. It’s meant to bring perspective and comfort. In all of

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Extravagant Love

Dear Church, As I stand before you week after week my goal in preaching, leading the service, meeting with you one on one, even in living life is to point you to Jesus. Yet, I am consistently reminded of my own weakness and frailty, my sinful humanity. I am reminded

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