Hope to fill you with Joy and Peace

Now may the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace in believing,

so that you will abound in hope
by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

—Romans 15:13


God gives us Barnabases

I have been feeling kind of beat down lately. Things have been going, been interesting, combined with the liturgical season though, it’s been kind of a beat down. 419 more words

Christian Discipleship

Meditating on the Scriptures by Charles H. Spurgeon

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) was perhaps the most widely known minister in recent church history. Known as “the Prince of Preachers,” Spurgeon preached to over 5,000 people at every service of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London for more than thirty years. 1,541 more words


Action oriented, not afraid of risk, being what you need to be in Jesus.

I will be frank here, I’m not really sure where I’m going with this and I’m not sure there is a definitive destination. I wouldn’t be surprised to get feedback that “wow”, that was five or so minutes out of my life I’ll never get back. 1,226 more words


Evangelical, worship?

For those who think that I’m being unreasonable in respect to “big-box, happy-clappy” “church”, I submit the following from John Stackhouse in Leadership Journal (Winter… 617 more words

Trust the Trinity

Trust the Trinity!    Luke 3: 15 – 22

  • John the Baptist is NOT GOD!
    • People sometimes question who might be Jesus
      • Jesus is not a man – any man alive today!
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Sermon Notes

God in three persons (the Trinity) at the stoning of Stephen

Confirming scriptures is fun and very faith building. What a pleasure to open up the Scriptures! The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit written on the pages of the Word of God. 156 more words