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Author Archive

You Can’t Have Monday–Saturday Discipleship Without Sunday

My kids were essentially sick for the entire month of January. I cleaned up more vomit in that month than I have in a lifetime, and it’s a miracle our son didn’t end up in the hospital due to dehydration.

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Jesus, the Friend of Sinners

Those who trust Christ are able to have joy and celebrate in Him because He has dealt with their deepest and greatest need.

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Don’t Miss the Christ of Christmas

It’s easy to be all mushy gushy at Christmas with the baby Jesus. Christmas is a cultural holiday that nine out of ten Americans celebrate. Americans marvel at a baby in a manager, but we cringe at a Christ on a cross.

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God’s Promises for the Ages

During this season, let’s be more than just “good Americans” who eat turkey, watch football, and say a token Thanksgiving prayer before the festivities. Our thankfulness is rooted deeper than our citizenship; it’s born out of our rebirth!

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Why Does the Reformation Matter?

500 years is a long time. Enough time to forget the meaning and significance of certain events. It’s also the right time. The right time to remember and consider the meaning and significance of certain events.

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Communion is God’s Designed Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating communion together as a congregation is our opportunity to corporately reaffirm our gratitude for Christ’s death on our behalf, testify to His ongoing work in our lives, and give us a taste of eternity with Him.

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A Bloody Cross Saves, but a Burning Cross Damns

The reality of the Gospel is that our cross is not burning, but that it’s bleeding. The bloody cross of Christ is where God and man meet and where we become one with our brothers and sisters from all backgrounds.

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Are You Equipped to Share the Gospel?

Given the challenges in evangelism, I’m thankful for training opportunities like StreetWise at Urban Hope, which serves to help give a passion for sharing Christ with others and equipping participants to do so with confidence.

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The Mission and New Leaders

Our vision at Grace includes New Life, New Growth, New Leaders, and New Churches. We love having college interns around and it is one way we seek to fulfill this call of investing in new leaders.

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The Number One Reason People Attend Church

What’s the number one reason people go to church? Is it the music? Is it incredible children’s ministries? Is it various social activities provided? To these questions, the answer is “no.” The number one reason why people go to church is…

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