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

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National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 3


I am writing this from the Denver airport as my time to fly is upon me. I will give a few highlights from Day 3. Wednesday Morning Mike Cope “Community in Lars and the Real Girl” - Hebrews It’s a movie about church, it begins in church and ends in church. Hebrews Imagining a world … Continue reading National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 3

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

Multiply Movement – David Platt and Francis Chan


I talked with a friend at the YMCA this morning and he told me about this new project his church is doing. He said that discipleship has been on their minds for some time and they discovered this new effort where David Platt (wrote Radical) and Francis Chan (wrote Crazy Love and Erasing Hell) are … Continue reading Multiply Movement – David Platt and Francis Chan

Sermon: God’s Kaleidoscope


Preached this sermon yesterday at Main Street and it was well received. God’s Kaleidoscope (Romans 1:16; 1 Cor. 15:9-10)             “I think every church should be a church irreligious people love to attend. Why? Because the church is the local expression of the presence of Jesus. We are his body. And since people who were … Continue reading Sermon: God’s Kaleidoscope

Serenity Prayer (Full) – Reinhold Niebuhr


God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.   Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as … Continue reading Serenity Prayer (Full) – Reinhold Niebuhr

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