Monthly Archives: August 2012

Marriage: Bad News and Good News

I’m performing a wedding ceremony tomorrow for Pastor Sam and Jordann.  I’ve been working through Colossians 3, a great passage on marriage, that I plan to use as my text tomorrow.  I’ve preached this text in wedding ceremonies before, but … Continue reading

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The Man in the Coffee Shop

I’m sitting here in a coffee shop, enjoying free wifi and wondering when I will finally take a break to grab a cup of coffee. I keep waiting for the line to die down, but I always seem to be … Continue reading

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Knowing Jesus

I just came upon this story from Donald Miller’s book Blue Like Jazz. I read this book a number of years ago, but had forgotten about this awesome story he told about Bill Bright. A guy I know named Alan … Continue reading

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Follow Jesus: Change

Included in my reading list this week are a couple of books on discipleship. Our first series of the fall at LPC will be on discipleship within our church, so I’m trying to get through a couple more books on … Continue reading

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Preach the Bible, Wear a Helmet

I don’t think anyone in their right mind enjoys conflict.  Even small conflicts, such as challenging someone’s opinion or offering a counter point of view, or even revealing to someone that they have a giant “something” hanging off their nose, … Continue reading

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Feed My Sheep from the District…

I am writing this blog from a Starbucks located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., about 3 blocks from the White House.  I’m on the East Coast for the next few days, preparing to perform the wedding ceremony of Pastor … Continue reading

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Radical by David Platt

I finally finished it.  It took me a few months, but Radical (by David Platt) was a phenomenal read. I first heard about and purchased this book back in 2010 when it came out, but it took a personal recommendation … Continue reading

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The Peace of Faith

Tomorrow morning’s text is Romans 5:1-11.  We’ve arrived at “The God who LOVES” in our Between the Trees series.  In my research I found the following story from Monica Dickens’ Miracles of Courage. David, a 2-year old with leukemia, was taken … Continue reading

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Anthem of Changed Lives

We’ve been experiencing the grace of God in some amazing ways at LifePoint in the last several weeks.  We’ll baptize four more people tomorrow morning, in addition to the eight that have been baptized over the last couple weeks.  If … Continue reading

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Jim Elliot

I’ve been reading the book Radical by David Platt over the last couple of months. It’s the type of book I have to take one chapter at a time. After reading a section I usually let it sit for a … Continue reading

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