Working Out Your Salvation

Today we continue our first big conversation called The Ultimate Guide to Life and Love, our big study of Philippians and today I get a chance to talk to you about something that is often missing in our spirituality.  In so many ways what we are talking about today can be the missing ingredient to so many Christian lives in our culture today.  It can also be something that many Christians misunderstand, and because it’s either misunderstood or . . . Read More »

Are You Making Things Harder Than They Need To Be?

Today we continue our study of Philippians by looking at a new section of Scripture! Believe it or not, after four weeks studying Philippians 2:1-4 we are now moving on and I want you to know as we get started today, that what we are diving into, is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most moving passages Paul ever wrote about Jesus.  How is that for an exciting build up to a section of Scripture!  . . . Read More »

Is It Possible To Be Of One Mind & Purpose?

When you walk into a room full of people…how do you see it?  How do you view and interpret what is happening around you?  How do you see people as you walk through life?  What is shaping how you view and interpret what is going on, how people are acting, and what you are experiencing?  Have you ever really stopped and thought about that?  Maybe we could call it our perspective or world view, but one of the . . . Read More »

New Year, New Plans, New Challenges! Intro To Philippians

It’s hard to believe it but a new year has arrived!  I remember as a boy when I would think about the year 2000, I was just sure life would look like the Jetson’s cartoon from my childhood, with hover cars, and jetpacks…it seemed so far away, but here we are in the year 2022!  All joking aside, there is something pretty special about a New Year isn’t there?  It’s a time to think through new beginnings and . . . Read More »

You Will Never Be Passionate For God Until…

One of the most dangerous places you can be is in church.  Did you know that?  To be clear, I’m not trying to say something edgy or offensive to get your attention.  But I do want you to think about this with me.  If you grew up in church, you know all the stories.  You know the scriptures.  You know the songs.  The old ones and the new ones.  And you have heard the stories, the scriptures, the . . . Read More »

Missing Jesus – How To Overcome Fear and Anxiety

Welcome back everyone to week three of our Christmas series entitled Missing Jesus.  I think by now it’s clear that this series is going to give us an opportunity to look at the Christmas story from an important and unique perspective which is awesome, but it also gives us a chance to be realistic and talk about some of the realities and challenges that we face as we walk through the Holiday Season.  If you are like me . . . Read More »

The First Way We Miss Jesus – We are too busy!

Well, it is hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us.  And today I am introducing our Christmas series, entitled “Missing Jesus.”  I’m really looking forward to this discussion through the Holidays because it is going to give us a chance to look at the Christmas story from an important and unique perspective, but it also is going to give us a chance to be realistic and talk about some of the challenges that come up around . . . Read More »