Sermon on the Mount Roundup

Sermon on the Mount Roundup

This past Sunday I finished preaching through the Sermon on the Mount.  It was by far one of my favorite series I have done.  Teaching and preparing for this series was a great challenge but also a great joy.  It was convicting yet encouraging all at the same time.  Within this sermon series not only […]

The 6 Challenges Young Pastors Face

The 6 Challenges Young Pastors Face

Young pastors face unique obstacles and challenges.  Sure they may be challenges with leading God’s people, but most of the problems in my ministry are not external, but internal.  The six challenges are largely a result from my own experience.  Pastoral ministry is gloriously challenging.  If you are a young pastor, may these six challenges […]

My Birthday Prayer

Today is my birthday and each year makes me thankful for the past year and encouraged for the next year.  Since it is my birthday I thought I would share one of the prayers I prayed from the Valley of Vision.  It is a fitting prayer as I mark another year of life. Year’s End O […]

How to Read the Bible for Yourself – Part 2

How to Read the Bible for Yourself – Part 2

This is part two of “How to Read the Bible for Yourself”. To check out part one of click here. 7. Develop the Daily Discipline of Spending Time with God This is often called a quiet time. It doesn’t matter what you call it but you need to form the habit of daily spending time […]

How to Read the Bible for Yourself – Part 1

How to Read the Bible for Yourself – Part 1

There is nothing more important to the health of a Christian than a regular and consistent intake of the Scriptures. It is so important to spiritual vitality that I would go to say that it is near impossible to grow in Christ-likeness without the Word of Christ. However, every Christian knows the importance of reading […]