Feeling Like a Drain Plug


The Christian's life is a fickle thing fraught with interesting turns and challenging twists. One day we feel like God is our BFF and nothing can separate us from His abundant love and the next day we feel like there is a cosmic chasm between God's grace and the fate of our everlasting souls. While … Continue reading Feeling Like a Drain Plug

National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 2


Great day I experienced with classes, super-sessions and keynote messages from some of the finest people in Christianity. I typed 10 pages of notes yesterday so I cannot include everything here but I want to give you some highlights that stood out to me. Tuesday Morning, Mike Cope “Spiritual Intubation: How Community Keeps Us Alive” … Continue reading National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 2

Sermon on Patience


I am speaking tonight at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ in Russelville, Kentucky and this is my lesson on patience. It's not the typical lesson on patience you might hear... Patience James 5:7-10             I am struggling at speaking with you tonight because the topic assigned to me is one that I immensely struggle with. … Continue reading Sermon on Patience

A Messy World – New Series for MSYG


We are starting a new series in our Wednesday night class called "A Messy World." I thought about this series a year ago but have put it on the back-burner until now. The basic premise is that because of The Fall we all live in a messy world (messed-up) world. Sin is pervasive no matter … Continue reading A Messy World – New Series for MSYG

Psalm 14 – Who is the fool?


In my morning reading I came across a familiar passage and wanted to share it with you and some of the thoughts I wrote down in my journal. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. Psalm 14:1 (ESV) Perhaps … Continue reading Psalm 14 – Who is the fool?

Book Review: Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski


I have read a few books that have changed the way I perceive Christianity, culture and the world but few have changed my life like this book.  Under the Overpass is about a journey of two guys named Mike and Sam who decided to take the words of a sermon seriously and go and live … Continue reading Book Review: Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski

Teaching Your Students About the Importance of Advent – Part 5


Lesson #4 – What are the implications of advent? INTRODUCTION Hopefully, if done right, this lesson will be delivered around (or on) Christmas day and will be good for discussion.  Please feel free to go over what has been taught and learned in the previous four weeks and discuss any revelations that have occurred amongst … Continue reading Teaching Your Students About the Importance of Advent – Part 5

Teaching your Students the Importance of Advent – Part 3


Lesson #2 – Why should we even bother celebrating it? INTRODUCTION I am big on visual illustrations and movies and such so that is why I use a lot of videos.  I think you will enjoy this one. ASK... What were your reactions to the video? How did it change your perception on how we … Continue reading Teaching your Students the Importance of Advent – Part 3

Teaching your Students the importance of Advent (Part 2)


LESSON #1 - WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF ADVENT? INTRODUCTION Show this movie....thanks to Adam McLane for the referral ASK... WHAT HAS BEEN THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS AS PRACTICED IN YOUR FAMILIES?  WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TRADITIONS YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED? Talk about consumerism and how it has taken over not only the original meaning … Continue reading Teaching your Students the importance of Advent (Part 2)