A Shepherd’s Christmas

Every year as the Christmas season unfolds and churches gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, pastors and ministry leaders, myself included, find ourselves navigating the tension of embracing the essence of the season- the birth of Jesus, while also balancing the additional work of managing services, programs and additional end of the year tasks and to-dos.

December 18th, 2023|0 Comments

Is Preaching Relevant?

It’s the 21st century. Every day, we are inundated with an overload of information from online, print or broadcast media, that the word of God can be lost and deemed meaningless. But we know that God’s word really matters. We are all called to preach, informally or formally, about how the Holy Spirit transforms lives. I can think of several times in my own life when, listening to a message from God’s Word, I knew God was speaking to me, as if he’d read my mail. Preaching changes us!

September 11th, 2023|0 Comments

The Gospel and the Way of Jesus

This past Easter, I preached a gospel message on the resurrection story from John 20:1-18. At the end, I prayed and offered those present an opportunity to place their faith/trust in Jesus Christ and led them in what has often been called “the sinners prayer.” I encouraged them to confess their newfound faith to someone and reminded them of the Apostle Paul’s promise in his letter to the Romans.

May 22nd, 2023|1 Comment
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