Jesus’ Resurrection Changes Everything

I finished up a sermon series through the Gospel of Matthew this morning, Easter morning, with a look at chapter 28. The church I serve and I have walked together through Matthew and we’ve seen Jesus change everything. He changes our expectations of who God can use by having a family tree that would make most mobsters […]

Church: An “It” Or A “Them”?

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles. Now all the believers were together and held all things in common. They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, […]

A #NeverTrumper Repents On Inauguration Day

There is a great deal of excitement today within my tribe, the evangelicals, over the inauguration of President Trump. Many evangelicals, a significant majority of them in fact, voted to make the businessman/reality TV star/politician the 45th president of the United States. Admittedly, many voted with their nose clenched firmly between their thumb and forefinger. […]

Sit and Savor the Word of God

I have spent the past week sitting in a classroom studying the book of Philippians.  Five days.  9-5 each day. Listening to lectures. Honestly, I didn’t want to take the class. Not because I hate school or because I hate Philippians or because I’m unaware of what a privilege it is to study, but because […]