A Sovereign Author
A Sovereign Author
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You have a sovereign author who writes the chapters of your life. These words are both comforting and perplexing to me. Comforting because of the reality that God is infinitely sovereign. Yet perplexing, because my finite mind cannot fully comprehend God’s sovereignty. Each weekday morning when dropping off our three sons at school, Kara and I share this statement, “Remember who you are and whose you are today!” Often we receive an eye roll response, “Dad/Mom, I know.” Apparently Fresh …

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Pause and Evaluate
Pause and Evaluate
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    Our current situation has provided an important opportunity to pauseand evaluatewhat matters most in our lives. Pause and evaluate. Those two words jump off the page for me. Part of me really likes the idea of hitting the pause button on life and re-thinking my priorities. Yet another part of me does not want to acknowledge the messiness that might arise from my evaluation. But regardless of what I want or don’t want, God is giving me and …

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Why Sunday Matters
Why Sunday Matters
General

Family matters. Family matters so much to me that I recently drove 12 hours across the South-Eastern United States to show up for my niece and nephews’ birthday. It matters so much that my elderly grandparents would travel 400 miles, then sit in 100-degree heat to witness my college graduation. We do things like that for family, because families are our priority. They take precedence in our lives, therefore we do hard, inconvenient, uncomfortable things for their sake. We are …

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Is the Spirit transforming your life?
Is the Spirit transforming your life?
Sermon Series

Everyone has “that friend” – the friend who’s ridiculously slow to respond to their phone. In my circle, I’m “that friend.” Occasionally I’ll reply immediately, but more often hours go by before I stop and return messages. Sometimes I’ll start to respond to a text message and get side-tracked before I hit send, leaving anyone with an iPhone staring at those three dots, wondering what I might be typing and why it’s taking so long. Acts has been an incredible …

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¿Está el Espíritu transformando su vida?
¿Está el Espíritu transformando su vida?
Sermon Series

Todo el mundo tiene “ese amigo” – el amigo que es ridículamente lento para responder llamados telefónicos. En mi círculo yo soy “ese amigo”. Muy rara vez responderé de inmediato, más a menudo las horas pasan antes de que me detenga y devuelva los mensajes o llamados. A veces empiezo a responder a un mensaje de texto y me distraigo antes de enviarlo, dejando a alguien en el otro lado del teléfono mirando esos tres puntos, preguntándose “¿qué podría estar …

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“Te lo dije”
“Te lo dije”
Sermon Series

Hay un dicho que a nadie le gusta escuchar: “Te lo dije.” En este pasaje Pablo literalmente parece hacer exactamente eso que dice: “Habría sido por cierto conveniente, oh varones, haberme oído, y no zarpar de Creta tan sólo para recibir este perjuicio y pérdida”. Sin embargo, no creo que Pablo está en un momento de auto-gloria de demostrar que tiene razón. Es cierto que su advertencia anterior fue rechazada y, en consecuencia, los hombres terminaron en medio de una …

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