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Learning How to Forgive Myself


https://youtu.be/Sh9Gx-TouKo In my sermon on the power of the resurrection of Jesus, I talked about how we are forgiven by God but we so often do not forgive ourselves. We seem to easily accept the fact that a good and gracious God forgave us of our sins, but we can't forgive ourselves. The truth is, it is crazy that God would ever...

An Outline For a Strong Start To Your Speech

strong start to your speech

The worst parts of most sermons is the beginning. You've heard them - things like: Tap, tap, tap, is this thing on? I am so glad to be here... Thank you, Tom, Sally and someone else I am not remember right now. Or someone fumbled through their notes and just can't get off the blocks So what does it take...

What Does It Mean to Live a Holy Life?


As an experiment, the great scientist Isaac Newton stared at the image of the Sun reflected in a mirror. The brightness burned into his retina, and he suffered temporary blindness. Even after he hid for three days behind closed shutters, still the bright spot would not fade from his vision.  He said - "I used all means to divert...

Is It Okay to Be Mad at God?


Anger is the aircraft carrier in the fleet of our emotions. Not only because of its massive size, but also its ability to do harm because from it proceeds a multitude of other feelings—grief, sadness, hatred, loss, horror, and doubt. Anger in itself is not necessarily wrong. It is an emotion God has given us, but as with anything He...

Where is God in My Fear and Pain?


A story of a storm in my life: We all have those moments in life that we will never forget. You know the ones: where you can seem to recount every detail no matter how far it was in the past. One of those events for me was during my junior year of high school. It was a warm spring day in...

The secret to Unleashing Your God-given Potential


We live in a day-and-age where making our personal identity known, is of great importance to us. Consider social media, we post all sorts of things as if it validates our mere existence, but all the while we struggle in the quietness of our heart know "who am I?"  and "why do I exist?" This isn’t just a preteen question or something we...

How to Read More so You Can Lead Better [video]


Readers are Leaders.  If you are not reading, then you are not improving your skills and you will quickly be irrelevant. A true leader takes the time to read so that they are learning new things and stay relevant with those they are reaching, selling to or serving. In the above video, I share about how I read regularly. I have...

4 Ways to Make Your Time With God More Effective


We all have a desire to leave our mark on this world. We want to our life to count for more than just taking up space on earth. We want families to love us, our friends to be impacted by a heritage and us to be left after our last breath. I'll never forget one of the greatest quotes I...