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A Small Church With Tons of Money

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Small churches are chronically short of cash. They struggle to pay their small staff, often just a single pastor who is underpaid. They struggle to pay the bills, much less find money to improve and grow. They struggle to reach out beyond themselves, because its hard enough to maintain what they have.
The point of this post is simple. What would small church finances look like if everyone gave ten percent? Read more…

Face The Fact – There’s Nowhere Else To Go

Are Christians hiding from reality?
Or are they the only ones really facing it?
This Sunday, my good friend Tyler Weatherly will be teaching about everything Jesus friends and students said about him in the book of John.
They said all kinds of grand things about him. They called him the Son of God, the Messiah, the Saviour of the world… But there is one very plain statement about him that has always stood out to me.

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Tangible Consistent Faith

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Faith without works is dead. That’s a quote from James the brother of Jesus.

It is one thing to say we believe in Jesus. It is a different thing to trust him in a specific situation where we feel unsafe.


Put your money where your mouth is. That expression became popular in the 1930s. It is one thing to talk about what you are going to do or what you believe. It is a different thing to put your own money behind a plan or a cause. It separates those who mean business from those who are just talking.

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Out Of This World

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Imagine if we were to travel back in time to an earlier society and show them how much we could help them with our cell phones, airplanes, antibiotics and vaccines, and high-tech home appliances. They could receive our help with awe and thanks. Or they could be scared and skeptical.

Yes I Will

Sometimes I don’t want to do the things I want to do. Do you ever feel like that?

I want to stick to a schedule during social distancing. I want to be patient with my family. I want to gently lead them into prayer, worship and activities that will help everyone keep the right attitude. I want to serve God and put other people first. I want to serve Him even when it is hard. But sometimes I don’t want to do what I want to do. Read more…

Devotions Are An Act of War

What are devotions? 

Just a term that Christians useto talk about prayer, Bible study and often also singing worship songs. They can be done on your own or with a very small group.

Why are they an act of war?
We are fighting an invisible battle. Read more…