“While they were traveling, He entered a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord’s feet and was listening to what He said. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, “Lord, don’t You […]Read more "But One Thing is Necessary"
The Apostle Paul was a man of prayer. His life and his letters are filled with prayers of thanksgiving, intercession, petition, and praise. As we prepare our hearts to gather for worship on Sunday morning, I invite you to join me in praying along with Paul: Now may the God of hope fill you with […]Read more "PRAYING WITH PAUL: ROMANS 15:3"
When Amy and I first got married, we rented a small, two bedroom apartment. We chose it because it was one of the cheapest we could find and it was near our jobs and our college. (We were so crazy in love that we didn’t even wait to finish college before we got married!) Since we […]Read more "#VISION: WE’RE OWNERS NOT RENTERS"
The vision for our lives and our church comes from God. Like air that fills a balloon, God speaks to us through His Word and His Spirit and fills up our lives with vision and equips us to live for Him: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so […]Read more "#VISION: WE ARE RADICALLY OBEDIENT"
At BridgePoint Church, we are in a season where God is refilling and refocusing us on the vision He has for us. I cannot begin to express how excited I am as I see the Spirit of God stirring our hearts and preparing our minds to see and do the greater things He has for us: […]Read more "#VISION: WE PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS"
On Monday I began with the first of a series of blog posts related to vision: “Without vision people run wild.” (Proverbs 29:18). Just as we can each lose sight of the direction and purpose that God has given to each of us, the same can happen to a church. I don’t want BridgePoint to […]Read more "#VISION: WE ARE INSPIRED BY EMPTY CHAIRS"
According to Proverbs 16:9, “we can make our plans but it is the LORD who determines our steps” (NLT). I personally experienced the reality of this verse as I prepared to preach on Sunday. Although I had made my plan to preach on the topic of self-control, over the weekend the Lord directed me to […]Read more "#VISION: WE COME EARLY AND SIT CLOSE"