I’m not one to listen to K-Love all day and this isn’t a post to complain about the small playlists of most Christian radio stations … BUT … there is value of listening to music which helps you focus on God. If you desire to have unbroken communion with God, anything that assists you in … Continue reading Long live Christian music.
Click anywhere in the image to watch the video. Parents, I did this talk for the parents of the teens I pastor at Abundant Life Church in Lee’s Summit Missouri. My hope is this talk helps you have a really great conversation with your teenager about their walk with Jesus! Just for fun... you may … Continue reading Tuesday Talks for Parents of Teens: “Stay Beautiful!”
Ephesians 6:10-20 (Romans 13:14) Put on the armor of God. Saying no to sin is a daily battle. Some days are skirmishes and others are full out hand to hand combat. Sure, it’s easier to give in and then ask for forgiveness but you lose so much ground in the process. As Christians, we received … Continue reading The Armor of God
This is an adaptation of Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening, Evening Excerpt June 9 “Search the Scriptures.”—John 5:39 The Greek word “search” means a strict, close, diligent and curious search. The kind of search for those who mine for precious metals, or hunters with “buck fever”. Superficial reading of a chapter or two, or scrolling past … Continue reading Search the Scriptures, Discover Jesus
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The tables above have a link to the PDF to follow along. This is an incredible 6 session training by Xenos Christian Fellowship you can go through to help discover more fully what an identity in Christ looks like.
This post was in my drafts for 7 years. I pastored a church in Ashland Ohio from 2010-2015 and the office was next door to a tobacco shop. Below is an interaction I had with Pam, one of the employees. Today I was burning a candle in my office. I didn't have a lighter at … Continue reading Monday Memories: Pastor walks into a tobacco shop…
I wish I could take the play button out of this shot but it was a clip from a video I took a few years ago. This was a split second of lightning that lit up the flat black night. Images like this remind me I’ve really lived. I don’t want to look back at … Continue reading Friday Frame: Lightning and the Lightning bug
Your story is as unique to you as a thumbprint. Think of this, not one person who has ever lived has your exact upbringing, education, family dynamic, or experiences. There’s nothing more powerful then to share your own story of transformation. This is a Christian post and I realize that not all of my readers … Continue reading Tuesday Talk with Tim
Judges 13:22, “We’re certainly going to die . . . because we have seen God!” Do we always know what we're asking when we pray? We beg God for showers of blessing but we ask without knowing that black clouds must gather in to bring them. Thank God for this ignorance because we might hesitate … Continue reading God’s “Weird” Way of Answering Our Prayers