Tag Archives: Mission

Church: Change or Die

We are currently engaged in an initiative at LifePoint called “To Be The Church.” We are 46 days away from the finish line, which also happens to be Easter Sunday. This blog is the compilation of some thoughts I’ve had … Continue reading

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A Family In My Church

Our local church, like many across the world, is made up of a number of people who would define themselves as “normal.” I don’t mean this in a pejorative sense. There is nothing wrong with that description whatsoever—I think most … Continue reading

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When Christians Were Called Atheists

Did you know that there was a time when Christians were called “atheists?” If you’re inclined to think “Wow, that must have been a dark day for Christianity,” you couldn’t be further from the truth. In the early centuries of … Continue reading

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Jesus Stopped

I started work on Mark 10:46-52 early this morning, preparing to preach the 10th and final week of Jesus Uncensored this Sunday at LifePoint. It is turning out to be one of my favorite texts in the entire gospel of … Continue reading

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Why is “Mission” Critical?

I wish I had a dime for every time I’ve heard the word “mission” or one its cognates over the last 10 years.  I would retire to Vermont, where I would live in a mission-dime funded mansion, writing books and … Continue reading

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Isolation

“Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.” Thomas Carlyle The passage we’re tackling Sunday begins and ends in “desolate places.” Mark 1:35    And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he (Jesus) … Continue reading

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From Athens to [insert city name here]

I’m preaching Acts 17:16-34 this morning.  This passage includes one of the great gospel presentations recorded in the New Testament text, as Paul presented the gospel to a group of philosophically-minded Athenians.  I think the content and presentation of this … Continue reading

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