Pragmatism vs the Power of God

Pragmatism vs the Power of God

One of my greatest temptations is to begin to rely on pragmatism rather than on the power of God. In a day and age where efficiency and productivity are virtues, it is difficult to resist the cultural pleasure to begin to make pragmatism a god. Yet, the Christian must resist this impulse to rely on […]

How to Foster a Culture of Vulnerability in Your Church

How to Foster a Culture of Vulnerability in Your Church

Vulnerability is frightening. There is nothing more uncomfortable than being exposed in our sin or confessing it to others.  We feel the pressure to hide our true selves, even from the church.  There is nothing worse than encountering a fake. Yet, as we look around our churches there are many who force smiles and hide […]

Don’t Judge Me!

Don’t Judge Me!

One of the most common things we here from people all around us, young or old is “Don’t judge me”. Whether it be a man whose embezzled thousands of dollars from his employer, he will throw up, “Don’t Judge Me!” Or lets take the college student who finds himself in a pattern of nightly keg-stands at […]

Youth Week 2014: How the Gospel Changes Everything

Youth Week 2014: How the Gospel Changes Everything

I am really excited about Youth Week 2014 this year.  This year it is July 29 – August 1 from 6 – 9 PM every night at Forest Hills Baptist Church.   Youth Week has become an annual event in Wilson County where middle school and high school students gather for a week of worship […]

How Can I Have Joy in Difficult Circumstances?

How Can I Have Joy in Difficult Circumstances?

Are you in a situation you’d rather not be in? Have you been given a hand by God and you’d rather just fold and give up? There are always situations that God puts us that are not how we want them to be. We question. We get angry. We doubt God’s goodness. Needless to say we […]