Here is a mashup of Paul’s exhortations to Timothy. He wanted Timothy to teach Scripture, to give himself wholly to it. No messing around. Go all out in this gift. Maybe this will stir up a pastor or two, myself included. (2 Minutes / 300 Words) Read More
Our Good Friday services have developed into a significant part of our church calendar, and Easter Sunday is our largest gathering of the year. I have learned a lot about myself and how I best work through such a busy and blessed time, so here is some advice I would give to other pastors. (9 Minutes/1600 Words) Read More
God has, Paul told us, given each believer enabling grace. If the blood of Christ covers us, we are part of the larger body of believers. From His exalted seat in heaven, Christ pours out His grace and Spirit to aid us in the church's work. He is our head. We are His body. (4 Minutes / 700 Words) Read More
Even though the church is unbreakable and one, we are diverse and varied. Paul tells us “grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” The grace Paul writes of is not the saving grace of Christ, but the enabling grace of Christ. This is roll-up-your-sleeves-and-work grace. (3 Minutes / 600 Words) Read More
This is a guest post for calvarychapel.com. Read here.
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On every other day of the week, Truckee High School is just that, a high school. Today it is a different institution of learning, a house of worship, a place to connect with the living God. Christ followers ascend to it and make the cafeteria a place befitting a congregation. It is time for church.
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Learning another pastor's teaching preparation process has always edified me, so this post is for pastors who would like a glimpse into my routine. Here's a bit of what I cover:
- How I select my text.
- The importance of a book and text theme.
- What I do on each day of the week.
- Screenshots and links of my various stages.
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In a recent post, I encouraged those with the ability to both exposit and write to consider writing regularly about the Bible, the word of God. My premise there was simple: the world needs God’s word, so if you can teach it and also write, combine the gifts and get after it. For those who are considering an entrance into writing regularly, especially about Scripture, I thought I would write a post about my regular writing flow to serve as a prompt to help you strategize. Read More