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Sermon Quotes – Beautiful Limits – 10.4.15

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Sermon Quotes – Beautiful Contentment – 9.27.15

This task of showcasing God is so fundamental to what I have been made for that I will not figure myself out very well unless I make it a priority. I find myself, in other words (and ironically), only as I make ‘finding myself’ less important than finding and showcasing God.– Charles Drew, A Journey […]

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Sermon Quotes – 9.20.15

This past Sunday I found myself preaching one of the trickiest texts I’ve ever had to navigate. 1 Corinthians is fun like that. As daunting as it was, I’m also really grateful to be able to teach through a book of the Bible like 1 Corinthians. It raises so many questions that are both timely […]

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You Help Preach Sermons

A few weeks ago, while preaching a sermon about listening to sermons, I quoted Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the power and importance the people have who are sitting in the pews (or in our case, black folding chairs). Your very presence is part of the sermon. You being there has an impact. I don’t know if […]

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Sermon Quotes and Scripture – Liturgy of Sabbath – 9.6.15

YHWH is a Sabbath-keeping God, which fact ensures that restfulness and not restlessness is at the center of life. YHWH is a Sabbath-giving God and a Sabbath-commanding God. Sabbath becomes a decisive, concrete, visible way of opting for and aligning with the God of rest.– Walter Brueggemann, Sabbath as Resistance So imagine, says Moses at […]

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What Diet and Exercise are Teaching Me About Discipleship

I don’t know about you, but in times past I have made attempts to get “healthier”, but I tended to focus on either diet or exercise. Though intellectually I knew that I was supposed to do BOTH, I for some reason chose one to the neglect of the other. What is probably no surprise to […]

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Why Sunday Morning Matters

Have you ever wondered why you should go to church? The fact is lots and lots of people are asking that question and opting to not participate – and I’m not talking about those who are not Christians. I’m talking about Christians. Nationwide, even in growing churches, people are attending church less and less. Now […]

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Will You Allow Jesus to Minister to You?

I find that so much of church teaching (of which I can be part of the problem) easily drifts toward what we can “do” for Jesus. We make declarations about how we are going to live “for” Jesus. That’s all well and good if it flows from a position of being “in” Christ. It has […]

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The Lie of Possibility or Why We Like to Bury Our Talent

I like to live in the realm of possibility. I like having some future endeavor I am considering. I like communicating to people what that might be.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing.  But sometimes it’s about POSSIBILITY CAPITAL. Here’s what I mean by possibility capital. Capital can be defined as wealth in the form of […]

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Are You Ready to be UNLEASHED?

We want to see every person at CrossPointe Winter Park unleashed for the cause of Christ by leveraging their time, talent, and treasure. This Sunday, September 7,  we embark upon a brand new series that has been several months in the making. I’m super excited about it because it’s more than just a 4 week series. […]

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