Why 90% of My Sermons Are Preached Out of the Gospels

There are 66 books in the Bible, but I overwhelmingly stick to four. I don't think anyone would disapprove about skirting around the layout of the tabernacle in Leviticus or Obadiah laying into the Edomites. But what about Romans? There's some deep stuff in there. What about Genesis and its incredible stories? What about Revelation? No one really understands it but it's always fun to read.I believe the entire Bible is inspired by God and given to teach us about Him and about life. But t … [Read more...]

Why Does God Allow Persecution?

A marching band in Brandon MS wasn't allowed to play at the half time of their football game last week because they wanted to How Great Thou Art. A federal judge had specifically ordered the school not to invoke the name of God in any school function.Chick-Fil-A is kept out of the Denver Airport because city council members disagree with the Dan Cathy's recent comments supporting traditional marriage, comments they say lead to discrimination by the whole company.Christians are being … [Read more...]

Climate Control #2 – Thermodynamics

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Here is the second sermon in our new series Climate Control.https://vimeo.com/135968949 … [Read more...]

The Church and Gay Marriage

Here is the full sermon responding to the Supreme Court's decision legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states (preached 6.28.15).https://vimeo.com/132209602 … [Read more...]

BIG Church #4 – Big Boldness

Here is the fourth sermon in our summer series through the book of Acts:https://vimeo.com/131655477 … [Read more...]

12 Thoughts on Our Response to the Coming Reality of Gay Marriage (Part 1)

Gay marriage is here. Originally posted: April 10, 2013I believe that gay marriage is coming, whether we like it or not, whether we agree with it or not. Rather than another conservative evangelical diatribe on the rights and wrongs of the issue, these next two posts will be suggestions on how we should respond once gay marriage becomes legal nationwide. (Although I doubt it will happen with these Supreme Court cases currently pending, I do think the time is coming, as the current is running … [Read more...]

12 Thoughts on Our Response to the Coming Reality of Gay Marriage (Part 2)

Originally posted: April 12, 2013In my last post, I began to share twelve thoughts on our response to the coming reality of gay marriage. By the sheer number of clicks on that post, it's obvious that this is a topic that many are working through. So, for what it's worth, here are six more thoughts on the subject. Would love your comments below.7. Jesus showed grace to notorious "sinners." If you look at Jesus and the woman at the well (John 4), Jesus and the woman caught in adultery … [Read more...]

BIG Church #2 – Big Leadership

Watch the video below to catch week two in our series through the book of Acts.https://vimeo.com/130251681 … [Read more...]

Step Into the Light #6 – The Next Step

This is the final sermon in our series Step Into the Light.https://vimeo.com/127600281 … [Read more...]

Step Into the Light #3: Why Does God Allow Suffering in the World?

This sermon (watch here) is the third in our series Step Into the Light and attempts to tackle the problem of evil in the world.https://vimeo.com/125681452 … [Read more...]