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My pastor and I are are co-teaching a class on the Spiritual Disciplines during our Wednesday night service.  We are four weeks into this series and it has already been very challenging.  This past week I taught on the spiritual discipline of service.  It impacted me so much that I thought I would post an excerpt here.  The following points come directly from Richard Foster in his book, “Celebration of Discipline.”  These are some ways that you can tell the difference between self-righteous service and true service.  By the way, if you have not read this book I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy.  You will be challenged!   Continue Reading…

Brokers of Truth

Jeff  —  January 24, 2011 — 1 Comment

“…I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.”

Jude 3 ESV

Lately, I have been drawn to the book of Jude.  This verse has my attention and I have been thinking through its implications for us today.  These words, written by the brother of Jesus are a call to action.  A call for us not to sit idly by, but to be an active part in viscously defending the truth. Continue Reading…

It’s Christmas morning and the following verse is one that fits today perfectly.  As you are unwrapping gifts and celebrating with your family, remember this powerful verse. Continue Reading…

All of us have fallen prey to them at some point in our lives.  We have hung onto these things…believing these things as if they were true.  That’s right!  I am talking about Christmas urban legends.  Stories that we have told, people whom we have been told didn’t exist, and romanticized stories that differ from the original.  These things…while they exist in our minds are not found elsewhere.  What follows are four Christmas urban legends that have stood the test of time. Continue Reading…

In this season of giving and receiving, we can be a part of something bigger than just sitting in our living rooms and exchanging gifts. We have the opportunity to share God’s Word with the entire world!  On Christmas Day we can help spread the word about the greatest book ever written. Continue Reading…

Are we missing out?  It’s ten days before Christmas and a good question to ask ourselves is, “Are we missing it?”

“Missing out should feel familiar; most of us habitually miss it every year at Christmas.  Our story is consumption and consumerism, and we’re obsessed with the climax.  We worship less.  We spend more.  We give less.  We struggle more.” Continue Reading…

Abraham was the father of Isaac.  Isaac was the father of Jacob.  Jacob was the father of Judah…and yea…not exactly the most riveting part of Scripture.  This seemingly insignificant and often skipped part of the bible contains much importance for you and I today. Continue Reading…

This is the question that all of us have wrestled with at some point in our lives.  The bible speaks harshly against judging someone…right?  Doesn’t it say somewhere that we should, “judge not?”  In an argument about judging you will probably here someone quote this verse, even if they can’t really tell you where it is found.  What should we think about this topic?  Should we avoid judging someone in any and every situation? Continue Reading…

“When was the last time you were really hungry?  I mean so hungry that you were going to die if you didn’t have something to eat?”

-Pastor Ray Brewer Continue Reading…

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13 Continue Reading…