Go Ahead And Jump!

Go Ahead And Jump!
Go Ahead And Jump!

Here I am LORD In my B.C. (Before Christ) days I was mesmerized by music. In 1984 the band Van Halen came out with a song that became almost an anthem for me in my youth. The title of the song was “Jump.” Between David Lee Roth and the keyboard part, I would jump at […]

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Discouraged But Not Defeated

Discouraged But Not Defeated
Discouraged But Not Defeated

What a night. I won’t go into the gory details but man, I got hit with a really hard blow from someone that I really love. It breaks my heart, but I understand. I am wrestling with God on this in my prayers tonight because I don’t understand if this is a trial designed for […]

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There Will Be An Exam

There Will Be An Exam
There Will Be An Exam

The most difficult thing that I have experienced in the journey towards what I feel the LORD has placed upon me as my calling is the seemingly insurmountable testing that come along with it. I never imagined that the road would be wrought with so many obstacles. My thought initially, was surely God would pave the […]

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Job: Who Am I?

Job: Who Am I?
Job: Who Am I?

It is good advice to head when your pastor tells you that you ought to read the book of Job. It is even more interesting when throughout the same week you hear a steady reference to Job in your everyday life. Then you pick up your Bible and ask yourself, “What should I read today?” […]

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Casualties of War

Casualties of War
Casualties of War

[Jhn 16:33 NKJV] “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” And Again… [1Pe 5:8 NKJV] Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking […]

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Spiritual Leadership Motive Check

Spiritual Leadership Motive Check
Spiritual Leadership Motive Check

Taking Your Spiritual Pulse By Questioning Your Motives Once every couple of years or so I pull out a favorite book from my library and read it. This time it just so happens that our leadership is going through the very same book as a leadership team. The book I am referring to here is […]

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Why Do You Preach?

Why Do You Preach?
Why Do You Preach?

Why Do I preach? You mean there is another way? I can’t imagine a life where I am not sharing the Word of God. My wife asked me why I record my studies here online when no one is listening to them. She reminds me that I currently don’t have a church that I am […]

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Childrens Church- Teaching Anyone

Childrens Church- Teaching Anyone
Childrens Church- Teaching Anyone

If You Can Teach Children You Can Teach Anyone. I have heard it said on numerous occasions now that, “If you can teach childrens church, you can teach anyone.” I get it. Children are such that they don’t pull any punches when it comes to messages that are boring to them. I had a class […]

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While We Wait

While We Wait
While We Wait

It has been an interesting few months in ministry as we wait on the LORD to send us out.  We have been actively engaged in working where we are planted now and have resumed the duties of leading the children’s church. When I say “we,” of course, I mean my wife and I, along with […]

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Podium Idea

Podium Idea
Podium Idea

As the LORD prepares my heart and my way I have been working in faithful anticipation of the day when He says, “Go.” Not one to sit idly and just wait, the LORD has been doing a good work in me as I study His Word and continue in service. Always present in me is […]

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Church Planting Lesson Learned

Church Planting Lesson Learned
Church Planting Lesson Learned

Tonight as I listened to my pastor teaching from James 4, he said something that really hit home. I have long had a calling on my life to teach the Word of God and it has been my desire for some time to start a fellowship in my own community, but what my pastor taught […]

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