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Church Attendance: Getting The Most out of Sunday Service (Part 1) – The Four Core Christian Disciplines

Attending Church is one of the Four Core Christian Disciplines, but some believers are not in the habit of attending church on a consistent basis — or, hop from church to church seeking to find the perfect place to “get fed”. Being around other believer is an important and complex endeavour. We come to church from a variety of different […]

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Prayer – The Four Core Christian Disciplines

We’re here! We’ve made it to the How-To part of the series! We’ve been working hard to get here, deliberately laying the foundation of making sure the motivations of our hearts are right with God. But now, we press forward to the practical outworking of the Four Core Christian Disciplines.  Can you remember what they are? Prayer, Bible Study, Church […]

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Intentional Discipleship: From Repentance to Commitment

(Here’s the link to the Sermon Video)   We’ve been working long and hard to be able to get to the practical aspects of the Four Core Christian Disciplines: Prayer, Bible Study, Church Attendance and Serving Others – and we’re close, but we’re not there yet. Don’t Be An Ephesian I agree that we need to talk about the “how-tos”, but […]

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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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My Battle with the Demon of Discouragement

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything here for a while. Normally I would say something like “life got busy” but that isn’t the whole truth. Actually, my life, home and church over the past month has been an intense spiritual battleground and for too long I was losing the battle. Below is the devotional I gave on […]

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Growing at Church – Make Love Your Priority

(Click here for the video) I like learning and teaching theology. I have thoroughly enjoyed preaching this Foundations series because it has been full of deep, biblical, gospel truths – the very bedrock of what we should build our lives on. I love being able to help people know God better by answering questions about God through scripture. In my […]

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Growing at Church: Developing Christian Relationships

Developing close friendships and meaningful relationships with other believers isn’t easy and can be quite intimidating to talk about. If it was easy, it would be happening, but unfortunately it isn’t. Impersonal Churches You’ve all heard, and maybe even shared, the criticism that “big churches” are impersonal. You can walk in and walk out, and though you are surrounded by hundreds of people, […]

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Know The Truth

I was privileged to be able to give another talk for the AWANA program. I called this one “Know The Truth” and it was given to a group of kids aged 5-12 and their leaders. I believe it has a message we all need to hear, no matter what age we are. Here’s the audio (11 minutes): Spot The Difference Do you ever play […]

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Growing At Church: 8 Ways to Lean On Your Leaders

It is my deep desire to help you pursue your faith, fall in love with Jesus and His church, serve and make your church the place where you expect great things to happen. What happens in the Christian Church is what is going to last for eternity. What we do together is what we will be talking about and celebrating […]

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The Foundations: What is a Church?

For some, a “church” is simply a building. If you punch the word “church” into Google images that’s what you get – pictures of beautiful buildings. You’ve probably been asked the question, “Do you go to church?”, as though “church” was a destination to reach, or an address to be found. If it was the middle of the night and you happened […]

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The Foundations: What is a Christian?

  There is no simple answer to this question because Christians are multifaceted: they believe certain truths, do amazing things, and they experience the power of God. I Want What They Have I’ve heard a lot of people’s testimonies and one common phrase that keeps coming up is: “I want what they have.” Many people’s testimony has a scene where […]