“I know your works; you have a reputation for being alive, but you are dead” (Revelation 3:1) Jesus words to the church of Sardis must have come as a shock to them, as well as to all the other churches of Asia Minor. This was the church that had a reputation–a name–for being an active […]Read more "DEAD OR ALIVE – LESSONS FROM SARDIS – PART 1"
“Together with Christ Jesus He also raised us up and seated us in the heavens” (Ephesians 2:6, HCSB) Since waking up this morning, my time has been occupied with many familiar experiences: taking a hot shower, getting dressed, kissing my wife, brewing and drinking coffee, reading my Bible, using the bathroom, and drinking more coffee. These […]Read more "SEATED IN THE HEAVENS–NOW!"
At BridgePoint Church, we’re currently in a teaching series called SEVEN where we are learning from the messages that Jesus sent to 7 historical churches. On Sunday, we covered the first church–Ephesus. Jesus commended this church for being a discerning church. Nevertheless, there was a major problem in this church, which brings us to the […]Read more "LESSONS TO LEARN FROM THE CHURCH IN EPHESUS – PART 2"
During Sunday’s message, “Loveless in Ephesus” we learned about some of the commendations and criticisms that Jesus had for the Ephesian church. During this week, I’d like to for us to further reflect on some ways that we can apply these lessons to our church. LESSON #1 – BEING A DISCERNING CHURCH The Ephesian Church […]Read more "LESSONS TO LEARN FROM THE CHURCH IN EPHESUS – PART 1"
Life is filled with blessings. I thought that I’d share about some of the small things that I’m enjoying: #1 – Mountain Dew. I’ve always been a soda lover, but Mountain Dew hasn’t ever been at the top of my list–until now! It started with a four pack of Throwback Mountain Dew in glass bottles. […]Read more "Random Things I’m Enjoying Right Now"
Today was the second time in the last two weeks where I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy a snow day with my family. There are many things that I appreciate about snow days–sledding, snow cream, snowball fights, a warm fire waiting inside. But today what I most appreciate most about snow days is the opportunity […]Read more "Snow Days"
Over the past year, my blogging has been sporadic at best. And I’m certainly not going to make promises that things will be different in 2014. Nevertheless, as I look back at the thoughts I’ve recorded and shared, I am inspired to write more frequently and consistently. Here’s some reasons why: #1 – Writing is […]Read more "The Future and Value of Writing"