Monthly Archives: October 2013

Beautiful Feet

We closed out Mark’s gospel this past Sunday at LifePoint. It took 56 weeks to go through all 679 verses of the book, and we learned a ton. On Sunday we examined Mark 16:1-20, which contained the big idea: “The … Continue reading

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A Holiday at Sea

I was reading in 2 Corinthians this morning and I came upon this text: 2 Corinthians 6:11-13 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in … Continue reading

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Why the Cross?

As you drive up to our church facility (like many others across the world) you will see a very prominent symbol, which many hold dear, fastened to the top of our building. It is a symbol that millions of people around … Continue reading

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Forsaken by God?

[I’m preaching Mark 15:16-47 this weekend at LifePoint. This blog contains extra content that I had to edit out of the final manuscript for the sake of length.] What was Jesus communicating when he called out “My God, my God, … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Barabbas

This morning at LifePoint we were in Mark 15:1-15. This text tells the story of the sentencing of Jesus before Pilate. There is a character in the text named Barabbas, a criminal, whose story is often overlooked. We can’t forget … Continue reading

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‘At-a-Boy’ and ‘You Jerk!’

I had a professor in seminary who used to say, “It takes 100 ‘at-a boy’s’ to cancel out 1 ‘you jerk’.” His point was that criticism seems to stick with us much longer and deeper than encouragement. It is an … Continue reading

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He Talks to Me in ‘My Thinks’

My wife and I have three little girls, ages 5, 4, and 1 (our third turns 1 this week). As many of you can attest, being a parent is a journey filled with such a massive range of experiences and … Continue reading

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And Down the Stretch We Come

This Sunday we enter week 50 of our study in the Gospel of Mark. We have just 4 weeks left, as the passages get heavier, the intensity builds, and the culmination of this breathtaking eyewitness account arrives. Here is what is … Continue reading

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Something You Don’t Want to Miss

We had an amazing time last night hosting Seven at LifePoint, a regional all-church movement of prayer and fasting. Hundreds came out from over a dozen different local churches to pray and worship together. We prayed for our city, our … Continue reading

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