The last phrases of Christ recorded for us in Scripture are powerful and passionate. As we paste together these statements from the various gospels, we find seven statements Christ said before taking His last breath on earth. Each of them is intentional and full of meaning and application for our daily life. This week on Gospel Daily, Pastor Josh is preaching on the last three phrases: "I thirst" "It is finished" "Into thy hands, I commit my...
If you grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s as I did, you’re familiar with the idea of mixtapes.  Mixtapes were a way of creating a compilation of music onto one source that played in any Walkman, car stereo, or boombox. To us back then, mixtapes are what playlists are to us today except with about 100 times the effort. If you liked a girl and wanted to give her some music that expressed your...
The coronavirus pandemic feels like an Old Testament judgement of God on the Earth. In the past, God destroyed whole Nations and people groups. He promised after Noah to not wipe out the entire world again, but if we are honest, there are moments it appears like it is headed down that path. The longer this crisis goes on, the more it seems like a judgment of God or some terrifying display of His wrath....
Looking for a good youth pastor can be difficult. Trust me, I know. Not only have I served as a youth pastor, but I have also now hired several youth pastors in my various senior-level roles. The role of a youth pastor can be difficult; many people believe they can be good at it—even if they are not. Perhaps they think, I was a youth, so I can pastor them. Or I can’t mess up a youth...
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? I just needed to get away. The stress of ministry life, family life, and just life seemed to be overwhelming to me. I described my life as a stereo turned up all the way and the volume control was broken off. I didn’t need to just turn down the noise--I needed to turn it off. After a particularly hectic and exhausting few months, I decided to find a quiet and...