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My Daily Prayer

On Sunday, I preached a sermon entitled “Intentional Transformation through Genuine Humility.” This sermon outlined our need to plan or be intentional about transformation. My premise: transformation does not just happen but we must work at putting ourselves in a position where transformation may occur. We must realize that transformation is not based on our…

Jesus is Throwing a Party! . . . Wanna Go?

Jesus’ “Great Banquet” parable (Luke 14:12-24) explains an important, sobering principle which basically says, “Not all of you who think you are going to heaven are going to be there.” This principle causes us to think about our own destiny as well as re-examine the way we do evangelism. Jesus’ parable comes at an interesting…

No Exceptions!

When I was a kid I constantly sought to find exceptions to the rules that my parents gave to me. My mom would tell me to take a nap and “under no circumstances are you to get off your bed,” she would say. Immediately, I tried to find the exception to that rule. “What if…

How Will They Know?

Last Sunday, Pastor John challenged us from Matthew 7:15-20 to watch out for false teachers. In this passage, Jesus described false teachers who sneak into the congregation by looking like everyone else. However, they really aren’t like everyone else because underneath the surface they are ravenous wolves ready to do damage. They come as sweet,…