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Pastor Brandon's Blog

My greatest desire is to shepherd you to love Jesus more with each passing day. There may be something from a sermon I'd like to expand on, a thought I think our community would benefit from, or a resource you may find helpful in your walk with Christ. This is the place for that.

What I Should Have Said…

There’s a comedian named Mike Birbiglia. He is a terrific story teller. He has a bit wherein he is telling a story. At the moment that everything can go wrong he says, “What I should have said…was nothing.” And then he tells us how he did exactly the opposite. Thinking back on “How to Become a Man Worth Following, Part 1” from last week, I feel somewhat like that. Although, if I were to say it my way, it would be “What I should have said…was the Gospel.” But instead, I said nothing. Confused? Let me clarify. CHANGED BY THE GOSPEL Men, you took some heavy shots on Sunday. My goal is never to bully but to push you towards godliness. Let me be clear: there is nothing I am apologizing for. If you walked away from Sunday convicted, saying to yourself, “I am not a man worth following,” praise God. However, if you walked away thinking, “Check! I’m good on all fronts!” Then you’ve got more you need to work on than you realize. The humble think they need the most work, and the proud think they need little work at all.“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself

By | September 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

5 Ways You Choose to Hoard Instead of Worship

We have all seen that show Hoarders, right? You see the inside of their home and it is lined with newspapers and magazines from 1972 through today. Cat food piled to the ceiling. Old McDonalds bags and pizza boxes hanging around, just in case they may ever be needed. It’s a painful and sad disorder that is based completely in fear. “What if I do not have enough? What if there is a day that I need one of these 72 backscratchers I found at a garage sale 9 years ago? What if…” It is painful and sad to see. The most glorious moment in those shows is when the dumpster gets backed into the driveway, the family comes over, and the house gets cleaned out. I don’t know about you, but I feel cleaner when this happens. I feel like the air around me becomes less stale when I watch this on TV. It feels so freeing! I’ve got news for you: You are and I are hoarders. When it comes to your finances, you are either a hoarder or a worshiper. There is no in-between. You are either going to give in to fear by holding onto and

By | September 8th, 2017|

5 Tips for Family Worship and Devotions

MAKING WORSHIPERS AT HOME We finished up our All For You series this past weekend! If you missed it, I encourage you to keep up on the conversation God is having with us through His Word by catching up here:   We talked for a while about making worshipers in our homes, and Dads: I put you under the gun a bit there (for which I do not apologize), but I also realize I may not have given you the strategies that you may find helpful in your desire to cultivate a culture of worship in your home. To that end, I pray this equips you, both mothers and fathers, those doing it together and those doing it alone. Here are 5 tips to successful family worship in your home PRAY If you are anything like us, you have experienced those moments where you say to yourself, “why in the world am I doing this?…These kids don’t care…This is a useless exercise…” At least I hope I am not alone in this! Listen: Jesus’ greatest desire for your home is the same as yours, namely to have a house full of worshipers. But if you go at it on your

By | March 2nd, 2017|

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