What Were We Thinking!

Have you ever made a decision that seemed like a great idea in the moment, but afterwards you wondered, “What was I thinking?”  Like the time you signed up to chaperone the youth lock-in. Or the time you volunteered to make 200 cookies for the …

The Journey​ of trusting a call

I was starting my junior year of high school when I was called to ministry. I was terrified of the idea that one day, I might be the guy on stage every Sunday morning preaching the sermon. It scared me most because I hated being in front …

am I a genuine follower of Jesus

Am I a genuine follower of Jesus?

Am I a genuine follower of Jesus Christ? It’s a pretty important question don’t you think? The answer to this question is literally life or death. Jesus often taught in parables (familiar stories that revealed unfamiliar truths) in ways that helped us grasp seemingly difficult …

what does unbelief do

What does unbelief do?

Jesus can do anything, right? In Mark 6, there is a very fascinating verse about something Jesus could not do. “He could do no miracle there…” Mark 6:5a Jesus and the disciples were in Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth. The people there did not (or could …

Sacrifice to Give – Give to Be Generous

When I think about giving, I have to admit that the first thing I think of is of what’s being given. But, as I’ve learned, you should also appreciate the cost to the giver. Jesus did not say “whoever believes in me will receive the …

Why sharing our faith is important?

“How can I understand unless someone explains this to me?” Have you ever asked that question? I think back to seventh grade and the first time I saw letters where numbers should bein a math equation.  Algebra. Ugh. Because I was homeschooled, I could work ahead …

Why does the Church need unity?

It’s the night Jesus was arrested and there was a lot on His mind. Pain. Rejection. Betrayal. So much is headed His way, and He knew it. But in the middle of knowing all that was to come, Jesus prayed for us. Here’s what He …