As we continue to await the arrival of our baby boy, I am pondering the thought that I have not taken a Sunday away from Overcomers Church since its inception on January 29 of last year...until today. The labor process began early yesterday and continues as I type this. My wife has been a trooper. … Continue reading Musings from Labor & Delivery
I'm sure you have heard or read the phrase "May the fourth be with you" today. For most everyone, its significance is connected to Star Wars. Not for me. Today marks the 21st anniversary of the day I surrendered to the call to preach. You may find that word "surrendered" to be a bit odd … Continue reading May the Fourth (Has Nothing to Do with Star Wars for Me)
Some of us have a level of faith that makes no sense to others. We believe God for impossible things. We take giant leaps of faith that should land us flat on our face if we calculated according to man's plan. But what about a higher plan? What about a God Who still performs miracles? … Continue reading So What if They Don’t Believe You?
We are so quick to make hasty judgments. When someone does not smile back at us, we often think the individual has something against us. We assume because someone laughs all the time indicates that he or she is always happy. What is beneath the surface? You and I must take the time to look. … Continue reading Look Beneath the Surface
After attaining 3 degrees, reading countless books, and hearing from lots of "experts", I feel fairly acquainted with church growth methods. I had heard the "experts" fill in the blank of this verse, "Upon this _________, I will build My Church." The answers have been the following: Hot-looking, awesome band Skinny jeans wearing worship leader … Continue reading Church Growth: Model or Move of God?
This morning, I preached about the subject of depression. I am no stranger to this. I can remember experiencing depression as early as age 9. I continued to battle through middle and high school. At age 17, I thought I would do what the preachers on television said and rebuke it. No matter how many … Continue reading Anxiety and Depression
This title may seem odd to you that new would be painful. Think about it with me for a minute. New (or best said stronger) muscle requires pain. For my wife to give birth within the next week or so, it will require pain. As we are giving birth to new, it is painful. If … Continue reading The Pain of New
I was reading someone's post today on Facebook that read something like this: I have taken this step of faith to lift my voice and start a new ministry, and the attacks from the enemy keep coming. Can you relate? I can. In this post, I want to mention some tactics of the enemy. Distraction … Continue reading The Devil Is At It Again
How many of you love a cold glass of stale Pepsi? I mean so stale that the fizz has been long gone. No takers? What about eating stale bread with dry meat and no mayo, mustard, or ketchup to add? Sound appealing? I didn't think so (unless you're an oddball...no offense to you if you … Continue reading Tired of Being Stale
Repetition builds spiritual muscles. This is a great reminder from another blogger.
Joshua was ordered to gather the people and instructed them to “compass the city” once a day for the next six days (6:7). The priests were followed by the “covenant of the Lord” (6:8), so they were more than certain that God was supporting them and leading them. And so every day for six days they went around the city. They didn’t question why, they just done the same thing over and over again until on the last day, they went around the city seven times and on the seventh time they gave a shout and the walls came down (15-16, 20).
A lot of the time we’re told that if we try and do something one way, and it fails, then we should try another strategy in the hopes of succeeding. Reading Joshua 6 has really opened my eyes to see and understand the power of doing…
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