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From My Heart, April 2018

From My Heart, April 2018

Whenever I transition to leave a church, I always get a little anxious because I want the next pastor to do well, to thrive, and to help the church continue walking in faithfulness. I want the next pastor to stand on my shoulders and the church to even do better. Just after Dr. Keva Green’s...
A Little Free Help, March 2018

A Little Free Help, March 2018

Throughout March and early April, we ask for your help. Churches love free help. As you see posts—especially about Do Something—on the church’s facebook page, please click share. The world, beginning with your social media friends, will get super excited about us turning actual money over to our folks to go out and make a...
From My Heart, February 2018

From My Heart, February 2018

Super Bowl Parallels At the risk of riling up our readership, let’s talk football. Probably your team is NOT playing in Super Bowl LII (like the Cowboys). Maybe as a Christian, you too feel like someone who would/should be doing better than you are in your faithfulness as a disciple. [Insert any number of struggles.]...
From My Heart, December 2017

From My Heart, December 2017

I’m pondering our favorite things at Christmastime that make the season so magically favorite. For some, these things might be considered highly anticipated traditions. I mean real favorites! So, when forced to seriously consider a list, I dare say arising above the lights, decorations, wrappings, gifts, music and food are two deeply meaningful yet familiar...
From My Heart, Nov. 2017

From My Heart, Nov. 2017

Nineteenth Century British novelist, Samuel Butler, once said, “The one who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.” [Hahahaaah, good quote.] You know, I occasionally see folks checking out or even nodding off when I preach. [Oouuch, you know where I’m going.] I recently preached St. Paul’s challenge, “Never be lazy...
From My Heart

From My Heart

In the News You’ve sat there watching the recent coverage of Hurricane / Tropical Storm Harvey, the conjecture of what might happen with the North Korea situation, the looming damage to Florida plus from Hurricane Irma, and, of course, opinions about what is really going on inside the Trump Administration and Capitol Hill. And the...
From My Heart

From My Heart

The Body of Christ We Christians often talk about Jesus in our hearts, or God in our lives, or the Holy Spirit in us. After all, this is a basic tenet of real tried-n-true historic faith. Well, my accountability group and I are reading Mere Christianity by CS Lewis. He was so smart. I recently...
From My Heart

From My Heart

When July 1st rolls around I will begin my sixth year as your Pastor. Cindi & I are excited about this! What follows are a few healthy observations about us. Although we continue to face attritional forces from various demographic issues like an older population and a shifted dominant city culture, we are holding our...
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Matthew 28:18-20

Jesus said, “... go make disciples, baptizing them and teaching them to obey Me too. I’m with you always.”