Your Faith Story

“Then the two from Emmaus told their story of how Jesus had appeared to them as they were walking along the road, and how they had recognized Him as He was breaking the bread.” Luke 24:35 (NLT) Luke’s account of the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus to His followers is sensational! […]

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“According to your faith will it be done to you; …” Matthew 9:29 (NIV) What are you expecting in 2014? Most of us begin with making plans and then setting goals to accomplish those plans. It’s conventional wisdom. But this year I want to challenge you to think unconventionally. Instead […]

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The Adventure of Faith

“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8 (NIV) Would you do it?  Would you, like Abraham, leave the security of where you are and set […]

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Faithful in the Small Things

God always begins with what I have in order to give me what I need. The Parable of the Ten Minas in Luke 19:17 says, “‘Well done my good servant,’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of 10 cities.” He said, […]

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Firsthand | A Faith That Frees

  Excerpt from Ryan & Josh Shook’s new book, Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own. Visit         Imagine what it would be like to come alive and experience the freedom of firsthand faith. This might surprise you, but we think that one of […]

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Preparing For A Sermon

I often get asked the question, “How do you prepare for your sermons each weekend?” Some people think that I walk up on stage and the Holy Spirit just instantly gives me words of wisdom. As much as I sometimes wish this was the case, the reality is that it […]

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