03/18/17 Teaching as the Rain

READING: Deuteronomy 32-34, Mark 15:26-47 “Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew.” Deuteronomy 32:2 I have been a pastor…

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03/17/17 He Goes Ahead of Me

READING: Deuteronomy 30-31, Mark 15:1-25 “It is the Lord who goes before you.” Deuteronomy 31:8 Let me get straight to the point today. Over and over again,…

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12 Things Older People Bring to a Young Church

I’m 56 years old, so I’m not that old – but I am older than the majority of people in our church in Wake Forest. Our church doesn’t do this at all, but too many younger churches fail to recognize what older people bring to a congregation.

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03/15/17 One Hour?

READING: Deuteronomy 25-27, Mark 14:27-53 “Could you not watch one hour?” Mark 14:37 Just one hour of alertness and prayer. That’s all Jesus asked from…

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10 Fears of Young Church Leaders

Almost every day, I work with young people preparing for ministry. They are some of the most gifted, committed young adults I’ve ever met in 20+ years of serving as a professor.

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03/14/17 “Is It I?”

READING: Deuteronomy 22-24, Mark 14:1-26 “He said to them, ‘It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me.’” Mark 14:20 “Lord,…

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7 Signs God May Be Up to Something in a Church

I know this post’s title is subjective, but I pray it gives you hope. This past weekend, I spoke at a church that has had some struggles in recent years – but it sure seems like God is doing something there these days.

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