Lean In For a Kiss

Jesus Talk

“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.” John 10:11

This morning, I had the privilege of dropping my boys off for school. My favorite part of today was when each of my boys, before they got out of the truck, leaned their head on my shoulder for me to give them a kiss on the head.


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Good Morning Davis Camp!

Jesus Talk

“And he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:3

In my previous life (I’m not referring to reincarnation 😊), I would be getting up at Davis camp this morning. Davis camp is a place that I love. It is a place that my grandparents camped during their hunting trips for a span over 50+ years. Then, for the last 15+ years, Me and my family have carried the tradition.

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Christian Families, Will You?

Marriage and Family

“if My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

This morning I went with my wife and boys to their school to pray at the flag pole.


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A Castle Far Away

Jesus Talk

“Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;” Hebrews 12:28

I love the thought of Castles!

I am fascinated by Castles! I’ve never been in a castle. I’ve never stood in front of a castle. I’ve never even driven by a Castle. I just love the thought of Castles!


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Dinner, Water & Intimacy!

Marriage and Family

“for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,” Ephesians 5:29

Weeds, Untrimmed Bushes, Brown Grass, Dead Flowers….

That is what my yard looks like… yikes! (For those in Salem, I use that word in honor of Pastor Butler)

I’ve got a lot of work to do on both my front yard and my backyard! Thankfully, it doesn’t all have to be done all at once.


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Gospel Conversations

Jesus Talk

“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

I recently listened to a podcast by Thom Rainer that spoke of the effectiveness of churches in reaching people for Christ. The reality of many churches growing is their growth is coming from transfers. Transfer growth is when Christians decide to relocate from one church to another. Though this can be very encouraging for the receiving church, there is no real growth in the Kingdom.


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Awkward Jesus

Jesus Talk

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Does the cross have any significance to you?

Rebecca and I were going to some furniture stores looking for a dining room table. As we were walking up to the second one, an older couple came walking out of the store and I noticed the man had a cross necklace on. The cross seemed a bit bigger than I usually notice on necklaces. I told him that I liked his cross and then asked, “does it have any significance to you?” He replied by saying that his wife buys him cross necklaces. His wife walked up while he was saying that and so I told her I like the cross necklace that she had on as well.


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6th Grade Man Talk

Marriage and Family

Dewater 4

“Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying…” Joshua 1:10

“Dad, we need to talk…”

A few days ago, my youngest son walked into the room and said, “Dad, now that I’m in 6

th

grade, we should have another man talk.”
I have made it a practice to sit down with my boys as they enter into new seasons of their life to prepare them as best as I can for what’s ahead. These talks include things like: their relationship with God, how to treat girls, how to protect their eyes and heart from lust, sex, what God’s view of real manhood is, and more.


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It’s All About Jesus

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. Colossians 1:15-16



Wait! Watch! Listen!

Marriage and Family

“Blessed is the man who listens to me (wisdom personified), watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorposts.” Proverbs 8:34

A week of firsts…first masters level hermeneutics class… first time being Lead Pastor…first time both of my boys starting middle school…

A week like this can seem a little overwhelming…especially when I realize that I don’t have all the wisdom I need to do everything that comes with these responsibilities…


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June 9, 2019 FACEBOOK LIVE RECORDING
(Recording will be added here after the service)
 

What If My Brother Abandoned Me?