The Importance of Identity

So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear... Continue Reading →

Eden to Calvary: The Scarlet Thread of Redemption

It truly is a remarkable statement, “And they (Adam & Eve) were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” Genesis 2:25.  Instead of focusing on the lack of clothing we are called to focus on the final four words of that verse, “…and were not ashamed.”  That is the last time... Continue Reading →

Effective Disciple Making: Invite Everyone, Invest in a Few!

And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2 Great disciple making movements are not created through large scale invitations to crowds.  Great disciple making movements begin small and grow big.  Effective disciple making doesn’t depend on... Continue Reading →

The Most Overlooked Component of Church Revitalization

A 2010 study by the Leavell Center for Evangelism and Church Health at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary found that only 6.8% of Southern Baptist churches can be considered "healthy churches."  The man who led that study was my doctoral mentor Dr. Bill Day.  The results of that study were considerable because it didn't simply... Continue Reading →

What Cancer CANNOT Do!

Over the past 3 weeks I have performed two funerals both involving people who received cancer diagnosis in the prime of their life.  I have personally seen the devastating effects that this disease has on people and their families.  I have been inspired by the determination of many who have faced treatments, surgeries, MRI’s and... Continue Reading →

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