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Children’s Message: Jesus Loves Kids

Every now and again I get a chance to speak to a group of AWANA children or at a local Christian school. It’s such a blessing to be able to talk to them about Jesus. What I often do is take a sermon I’ve written for adults, rewrite it and add some more fun and interesting graphics so it will make […]

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Intentional Discipleship: Preparing Our Heart with Psalm 51

(For a video of this sermon click here.) My intention when I started writing this sermon was to give some very practical steps on how to do the Four Core Christian Disciplines (Prayer, Bible Study, Church Attendance & Serving Others — first introduced here) successfully, but then God reminded me that I had missed a step. I’ve covered the importance […]

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Intentional Discipleship: A Warning

[Click here for the video.] We’re in the home stretch of The Foundations Series. We’ve certainly covered a lot of ground in the past 9 weeks, and it is my prayer that it has been helpful and has given you a new understanding of the Christian faith, Christ’s church, your responsibilities as a believer, and a newfound joy of being […]

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Two Sheets of Paper that have Captivated my Life

I have a deep and abiding passion for intentional discipleship and designing a path to take people from “unsaved” to “church elder” has been my preoccupation for a few years now. The intensity of this fixation has increased recently as I have worked through a re-visioning process with the church I’m currently serving, and then doubled over the past month as I’ve […]

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The Complexity of Christianity

I was invited for an “Ask The Pastor” night last week and brought along this handout I’d been working on.  I sat in front of the white board and asked myself “If I am going to help the people in this church grow as Christians, then what does a fully functional disciple of Jesus look like?”  And I started to […]

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Discipleship Fundamentals

I’ve always loved watching and playing sports.  And anyone who does knows that there is one word phrase that pervades all sportsdom — “We’ve got to get back to the fundamentals.” If our team is on a losing streak, the answer is always getting “back to the fundamentals.”  If you are practicing, you spend time “working on the fundamentals.”  If […]