So what keeps us from fully living in the fullness of our adopted family with God? Many of us find ourselves in self-imposed prison sentences. We've put up walls around us that don't allow us to experience the fullness of God's presence in our lives. Even though Jesus has broken the curse of sin and … Continue reading Prisoners.
God's intended place for us is in his presence. My life sometimes lives in other places, how about yours? I find myself immersed in the stuff of this earth - the shiny, temporary things that look full of life but only fade away with time and pressure. God created us for his presence. In the … Continue reading Our Purpose is His Presence.
On Sunday, Pastor Will challenged us to identify where we currently are in relationship to Jesus Christ. He walked us through the continuum where most of us find ourselves... Spiritually Indifferent - You aren't seeking God. You don't see the need for Him.Spiritually Inquisitive - You are looking for answers, but maybe you are looking … Continue reading The Next Right Step
On Sunday, December 16, I officially became the Pastor of Austin Christian Fellowship | brushycreek. I am extremely humbled and very excited to start this new chapter with you. I know that God has some amazing things for us in this new chapter and I can't wait to see all that he has laid out … Continue reading Here We Go!
What is my life producing? What about yours? Our lives are producing something - whether bad or good. Our lives are producing something. I have spent time evaluating the fruit my life produces based on how I am doing. That is, how do I feel about where I am and what is happening in my … Continue reading Fruit
It can be hard for me to look at pictures taken even 2 summers ago. I was fat. I was unhealthy. As I sit here today, I am about 50 pounds lighter. I've realized that in some other areas of my life, I'm still fat. The Church hasn't traditionally talked much about the sin of … Continue reading Fat
I grew up as a teen in youth ministry. The 1980's and 1990's were simpler times. My schedule wasn't so fast paced. I didn't have to choose between club soccer and youth group. My youth pastor didn't have to compete with my smartphone when teaching me the scriptures. Life was slower. Face to face was … Continue reading It’s all in our heads…