Monthly Archives: January 2015

Things May Turn Out Bad (at first)

For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the … Continue reading

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The Authority of Scripture: 3 Perspectives

There are many ideas that float around in our culture today about the reliability or accuracy of the Bible. Detractors often point out that since self-proclaimed “Christians” disagree about the meaning of so many different passages, the Bible must be … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame Francis

Preach the gospel at all times. Use words if necessary. Have you heard this needlepoint worthy quote before? It is commonly attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, a renowned figure in church history who lived in the late 12th/early 13th … Continue reading

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As Long As (by Brent Kimball)

“As Long As” – Reflection on Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26) Uzziah, who was only 16 years old when he became king of the southern kingdom, has always intrigued me. He was one of the longest reigning kings of Judah and during … Continue reading

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Why Is Your Church Doing Life Groups?

In a couple of hours I’ll be headed to the first Life Group sync at LPC in 2015. The “sync” is an event where our current and future life group leaders gather for training that includes large group sessions of … Continue reading

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Learning to Live Outside the Womb

There is a difference between being born and learning how to live. Carissa and I are about 6 weeks away from welcoming our 4th baby girl into the world. Little Viola Grace (who is waving to you in this pic … Continue reading

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Not Feeling It?

The feelings fight is a major front on the journey of faith in Jesus. If we base our faith on our feelings, rather than a more stable force, we will consistently struggle with assurance of salvation, trust in God, and … Continue reading

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