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When All Else Fails (Acts 6:8-15)

When All Else Fails (Acts 6:8-15)

We all long for peace, especially in times of turmoil. When our life is under pressure or upset in someway, we often do whatever we can in our own strength...
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Advice for Pastor and Preachers from Alistair Begg

Advice for Pastor and Preachers from Alistair Begg

It was my privilege to be able to interview long-time pastor and preaching , Alistair Begg, about ministry and preaching. As a young preacher, I was so enriched by all...
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Our Great Reward is God Himself (Acts 7:54-8:3)

Our Great Reward is God Himself (Acts 7:54-8:3)

Suffering is never something we desire, but to suffer well should be the desire of our heart. In this message we looked at the last seconds of Stephen’s life in Acts...
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6 Questions Every Accountability Partner Should Ask

What would a forest be if it were not packed with trees? Imagine a forest of only 10 trees… 5 trees… 2 trees… That’s not a forest at all. A...
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7 Essential Ways I Balance Work and Family

As a leader and pastor, one of my greatest struggles to is balancing time between work and family.  Everyday this is under attack as the demands of the urgent things...
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Honest to God (Sermon)

Honest to God (Sermon)

In this message I share the 6 roadblocks to why we are not honest with God. I believe that if we were totally transparent with God we would experience greater...
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Creating a Work Culture Where People Want to Stay

Have you ever hated your place of work? Maybe you loved your job, but the place you perform the work is less than desirable. I’ve been there too and had...
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Keeping Less So We Can Have More of Life

One of my new favorite pastimes is to get rid of things. Over the last few decades of life, I have managed to collect boxes of keepsakes, paraphernalia and “I...
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The Beginning of Wisdom (Acts 5:1-11)

The Beginning of Wisdom (Acts 5:1-11)

God takes our integrity very seriously. In this message we look at the story of Ananias and Sapphira found in Acts 5:1-11. While God was interested in their generosity, he was...
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The Secret to a Highly Productive Day

What side of the bed did you wake up on? Mornings are really important to me, so I guess you could say that even if I don’t wake up on...
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How to Love God Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | Embed Transcript: We all have dreams and desires. For example, I would love to travel most of Europe, see the Grand Canyon,...
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Is Your Criticism Having the Opposite Effect You Hoped For?

Some of the kindest people in my life have said the hardest things. They hoped to cause a change, but instead caused grief. Maybe you have felt this way too....
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Preserved by Him, Phased By Nothing

Preserved by Him, Phased By Nothing

Transcript:  “I Promise, I promise I promise.” We often will say these words wether we mean them or not. My grandma use to say that we make “Pie Crust Promises.”...
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Engage in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

There are hundreds of causes that we can engage with on a daily basis. While they are all important, few deal with human dignity and the preservation of the image...
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Training I Pursued to Preach Better

My job is to help people. While all jobs have some bad days, this is one that I enjoy even on the worst days. However, I know that my primary...
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God’s Love Finds Us in Unexpected Places

In the heat of the summer night, Carrie stood in line to get in. Her hair was all done up. Her make-up was perfect. Her cloths were in style and probably...
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Git Rid of Shame and Find Freedom

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) We’ve all got ‘em – those secret mistakes we never want anyone to know. The things we delight in when we are...
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Sufficent Savior: Embracing Christ in Our Deepest Need (Acts 4:1-12)

Sufficent Savior: Embracing Christ in Our Deepest Need (Acts 4:1-12)

Here are my Study Notes on Acts 4.1-12 Related posts: Our Great Reward is God Himself (Acts 7:54-8:3) The Beginning of Wisdom (Acts 5:1-11) Unstoppable: Becoming A Community Propelled By...
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How to Make the Most of Radom Downtime

I to try and make every moment of my life count. This is partially because I believe my life is a vapor, quickly fading (James 4:14). It is also because...
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Finding the Courage to Get Back in the Game When You Don’t Feel Like It

My dad was a linebacker for the Air Force Academy football team, and he told me this story:  After the huddle broke, he approached the line. My dad is a...
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3 Keys for Effective Ministry at Camp with Youth

3 Keys for Effective Ministry at Camp with Youth

Let’s face it – connecting with youth doesn’t always come naturally. There are times in our youth ministry where we say something we wish we wouldn’t have or we have...
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Unstoppable: Becoming A Community Propelled By The Spirit (Acts 2:42-47)

Unstoppable: Becoming A Community Propelled By The Spirit (Acts 2:42-47)

Related posts: Sufficent Savior: Embracing Christ in Our Deepest Need (Acts 4:1-12) The Beginning of Wisdom (Acts 5:1-11) Our Great Reward is God Himself (Acts 7:54-8:3)
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Learning to Love God Even When I Don’t Feel Like It

 [To listen to a audio version of this post done for Moody Radio, click play above] Wanting to be closer to God is something that all of us should long....
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How to Set Great Goals (that you will actually accomplish)

Recently I did the course by Michael Hyatt, “5 Days To Your Best Year Ever.” The content of this course was well put together, efficient and thought-provoking. It was exactly...
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Believing God For The Unbelievable (Matthew 21:1-11)

Believing God For The Unbelievable (Matthew 21:1-11)

Related posts: Unstoppable: Becoming A Community Propelled By The Spirit (Acts 2:42-47) How to Stand Out in a Blend-In World (1 Peter 3:8-12) Sufficent Savior: Embracing Christ in Our Deepest...
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Daniel Henderson

How to Encourage Yourself

This is a guest post by Daniel Henderson at www.strategicrenewal.com David, the great Old Testament figure, was no stranger to fatigue, fear, confusion, doubt, bad decisions, and second chances.  Like refreshing...
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What We Can Learn From The Healing of a Blind Man At Bethsaida – Mark 8:22-26

And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand and...
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How to Stand Out in a Blend-In World (1 Peter 3:8-12)

How to Stand Out in a Blend-In World (1 Peter 3:8-12)

Related posts: The Best Way to Impact the World Stand Up and Be Counted God’s Secret to Taking Over the World
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How to Share Your Heart and Still be Heard

Recently I’ve had to have some conversations with people that have been hard – to say the least. Truth has had to be spoken, otherwise it would have left a...
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Four Lessons for Fellow Cowboys from the Life of Keith Clerihue

This week my closest friend, Keith “Chet” Clerihue, went home to be with the Lord. A few years back he asked me to do his funeral, and as much as...
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An Outline For a Strong Start To Your Sermon

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:16 — 108.8MB) | EmbedIn this week’s podcast, Josh Weidmann shares the best way to start off your sermon. There is no...
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Sermon and Study Notes for the Parable of the Ten Minas in Luke 19:11-27

This is without a doubt one of the hardest of the parables to exegete. I struggled with this passage for nearly twice as many hours as it takes to prep...
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Prayer is An Appeal to the Strength of the Almighty God

“A dear friend of mine who was quite a lover of the chase, told me the following story: ‘Rising early one morning,’ he said, ‘I heard the baying of a...
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The Pure Excitement of First Time Experiences

Last year my daughter, Grace, met Winnie the Pooh for the first time. Come to think of it, so did I – yet there was a drastic difference in the...
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When Urgent Needs to Wait

I’ve heard many strong leaders give this piece of advice; “Don’t let the urgent knock out the important.” While I appreciate that statement, I find it much harder to implement...
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