Easter Without An Altar Call

It never ceases to amaze me how Christians fall in love with methodology rather than with Jesus and His truth. Methods come and go over the centuries as our culture changes. Methods are strategies that God uses, but are never things that were meant to be embraced as Divine or...
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We Are Called To Fight

We’ve become a culture of wimps!  What do I mean?  We are a people addicted to instant gratification; we believe we are entitled to things we have not worked for; hard work and sacrifice have become offensive words; comfort and convenience have become our gods; and we have...
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Indifference

In our day and age it’s difficult to not develop an indifference towards all the extreme needs in our world. We are bombarded by images from around the globe from war torn countries to fleeing refugees in massive tent cities, to starving children in areas plagued by years of...
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It’s A Relational Thing

Most of you know the time has come for us to trust God for Phase 1 of our building project. The goal is $1 million by June 30th. I can restate all of our rationale for the project; talk about our limited space; talk about moving the vision forward; recall our history of trusting...
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Orphans or Sons and Daughters?

Every time I stand at the edge of the Guatemala City dump it is a sobering experience. People trapped in poverty living and working in this unspeakable environment. They sift through the trash 7 days a week to find plastics or metals they can salvage and sell for a few dollars....
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Hit The Reset Button

As I sit here in Guatemala reflecting on our trip that still has a few days left, I’m asking myself why this matters so much to me. Why does this make such an impact on my life each time I come? Why does it seem that no matter how often I return to this country, it alters...
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The Whole Point Is To Grow Up

I know, I know…too cute. Yes, this is a picture of my brother and me a very long time ago. Two boys growing up on a farm with lots of room to roam; it was a good life. As cute as we may have been, I’m sure glad we grew up. How strange it would have been if we had stopped growing...
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Kingdom Work Is Hard Work

This week my parents celebrated 52 years of marriage. That’s quite an accomplishment in our day and age. 52 years of choosing the hard work of staying together, working out the differences and refusing to throw in the towel no matter what. There are many qualities they modeled...
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