Discovering Your Spiritual Gift(s)

Discovering our spiritual gifts helps us discover our divine destiny. To discover them we have to understand them and know what the options are. A spiritual gift is a God-given ability to build up other people as they grow in discipleship and seek to bring God’s truth, beauty, and goodness into the world.

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Love Hack #1

It is like a rope with four strands. The stronger the strands the stronger the rope. As we develop the emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical dimensions of our relationships with those we love the most, the stronger our connection becomes. 

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What To Do When A Leader Falls

It seems like almost every day we read about a fallen leader. What do we do when a leader falls? What do we do with the disruption of trust? What do we do with the shadow that is cast over everyone in authority? What do we do with our sense of betrayal?

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Is It the Spirit Speaking Or Is It Just You?

I did a message recently titled, “Whispers.” One of the questions I am often asked is, “How do you know if it is the Spirit speaking or your conscience?” At some point when we follow Jesus, he places his Holy Spirit within us. This is the Spirit that speaks to us in whispers...

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7 Facts About the Holy Spirit

Most people I know who are fairly new to faith are like the disciples Paul spoke to. Perhaps they have heard of the Holy Spirit, even experienced the Holy Spirit, but they are unfamiliar with the Holy Spirit and therefore not sure how to relate to the “forgotten” person of God. Here are 7 Biblical truths about the Holy Spirit.

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Finding A Bible

Choosing a paper Bible is a daunting task! I give you some tips on choosing a translation, cover, font, and cost. I also explain the different between bindings and translations, and my experience with the durability of many types of Bibles.
 

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Born to Reproduce

Healthy married couples have kids. The same is true of every follower of Jesus. If we are walking in fellowship with Jesus we will naturally desire to reproduce disciples. The same is true of every follower of Jesus. We are the bride of Christ

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The LGBTQ+ Community and the Bible

I did a message this last weekend that consisted of FAQs on the Bible. It was the final message in our series, Best Seller. I thought it might be helpful for some if I put my answers in this blog. My answers were framed by seven statements.

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What Is The Bible?

Most Americans have more than one Bible in their home. 47% claim to read it regularly. But do we know what we are reading? What is it? Letting the Bible speak for itself on this issue is fascinating. The Bible was written by humans. Duh. But have you ever let that sink in?

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Discipling Busy People

People go to church less and less. Your most committed people give you fewer worship and small group “reps” than ever. You see the culture pulling everyone towards more consumption and the idolatry of the family.

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Violence and the Bible

What do we do with passages like this? Many of us just read through them and try to ignore the tension. But many of us can’t do that. The passages trouble us to the point we need some resolution. Not only is our trust in the Bible at stake, but so is our trust in the goodness of God.

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