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The question is often asked, “Are successful leaders born or built?” The answer you get depends on which book or conference you consult. Successful leadership is most often defined by things such as profit or popularity. But it’s dangerous to evaluate spiritual leadership by worldly standards. Someone can be a[...]

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“Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all, that the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe.” Jude 5   For a long time now, church culture has been driven by a consumer[...]

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It’s difficult not to be anxious when reading the headlines these days. Not only is our world engulfed in one crisis after another, but there’s a general lack of common sense and critical thinking. It’s as if our world is spinning out of control. Then as I read my Bible,[...]

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As the woke movement has become mainstream, many well-known churches and preachers have proudly embraced being woke Christians. After all, shouldn’t followers of Jesus speak up about social and racial injustice? The problem is that culture’s definition of justice is vastly different than God’s. Not to mention that many things[...]

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To say that our society tolerates evil is an understatement. The definition, these days, seems to be limited to things such as mass shootings and racism. While these are definitely evil, the world’s understanding of that word doesn’t take God and His Word into consideration. For instance, our culture’s general[...]

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In talking with other pastors, I’ve noticed that a few topics come up in just about every conversation. Our situations are different but we share common challenges of pastoring in a pandemic. Many of these issues are just as frustrating for church members as they are for pastors. While there[...]

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“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:” Revelation 3:14   Where do you turn to find out how you’re doing spiritually? From a human standpoint we tend not to see ourselves as[...]

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By now, many of you are aware that I’ve accepted the call to be lead pastor at Journey Church in Gainesville, Georgia. Stacey and I are excited about this new opportunity to serve in local church ministry. Journey is definitely local for us; it’s literally five minutes from where we[...]

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Something has become painfully but particularly clear in recent days. We’re witnessing the rise of so-called churches under the influence of so-called Christians. What do I mean? Well, the apostle Paul describes the “so-called brother” as one who professes to follow Christ, yet displays no clear distinction in attitude or[...]

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