The Glory of God & Other Christian Clichés

t was my first time to preach at the church in Nashville, TN, where I was serving as a student pastor. I won’t forget the man in the cowboy hat sitting in the audience, whom I later learned was country music singer Tim McGraw. Nor will I forget the letter a guy about my age gave me after the sermon.

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What Is Life?

t is a question every person at some point considers. I want to get at more specific question, “What is life in the Bible?” Jesus said he had come that we might have life to the full (John 10:10). We know that Adam and Eve lost their lives due to rebellion (Genesis 2:17). We know we will all die (Hebrews 9:27). So, what does it mean to live?

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Four Steps to Christmas Joy

For those who don’t follow Jesus, Christmas must seem a bit odd. Behind all the trappings of the season, what’s the big deal about celebrating the birth of a baby named Jesus? And for Christians, sometimes this time of year can be confusing for us as well, for different reasons. Sometimes it isn’t as joyous as it seems like it should be.

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Five Reasons I Believe the Bible (Sermon)

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Seven Surprises from a Well in Samaria

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Sermon: The Friend Who Forgives (1 Peter 1)

The chapel at Cedarville University is one of my favorite places to preach. Our students love the Lord, they love to worship, and they love to open up the Word. It really is an undeserved joy to minister to and with them.

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Look Back, Not Forward

So much of our lives are spent trying to impress people who don’t notice. The reason they won’t notice, likely, is that they are busy trying to impress others who won’t notice them. We are always reaching for some level we haven’t yet attained, trying to attract the attention of those who are further along than us.

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The Lost Stories of Jesus

Have you’ve heard of the lost stories of Jesus? They have been lost for two-thousand years. They’re not some top secret, conspiracy theory, half-baked, collection of pseudo historical teachings of the Christ. The lost stories of Jesus are three parables he told about lost things to illustrate the heart of God.

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Seminary Can’t Teach You to Love Sheep

There are so many great things I can say about the seminary I graduated from. I loved my professors and my classes. But as many before me have stated, there are certain things you can’t learn in seminary. One of them is how to love sheep.

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