3 Things I Learned from a JW

Romans 1:15-16 A wise man once said that he could learn from anyone… did you catch that?  He was wise… because he didn’t let anyone stand in his way of growth.  Not their successes or their failures. Not their preferences, their convictions, their methods, their mannerisms, their eccentricities.  We would be wise to learn from […]

Continue Reading

Go & Tell

Luke 8:26-39 One of my favorite things to hear are the testimonies of fellow believers. I love to hear how the faithfulness of God always provides a way when there is no way. I love to hear when the grace of God reaches down into the darkness and brings a heart to life. I love […]

Continue Reading

Take This Survey

“I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.  I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;  I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;  I have not concealed  your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great […]

Continue Reading

Go, Tell What We Know

Matthew 28:19 One of the great joys of my life today is being Grace Park’s Visitation Pastor, a position I never take lightly or for granted.  It’s a true privilege and honor to serve God through His church everyday; whether I’m visiting a first-time guest to Grace Park, encouraging a church member who’s going through a […]

Continue Reading

GO Tell

John 20:21 & 9:4 After 46 years of pastoring, the greatest challenge I have faced in my life and in leading a congregation to follow Jesus…is to stay on task! What’s the task? What’s our purpose? I hired a lad to mow my yard one time. He mowed a few minutes, and then I heard […]

Continue Reading

Love. Like. Live.

Romans 11:36 This is a very simple thought that the Lord has been plowing into my heart the last several months.  It seems like every circumstance for the past little while or so has pointed back to this principle: Love People, Like Things, Live for God. Loving people should always come before liking things.  When […]

Continue Reading

Not-So-Great Expectations

Luke 6:27-36 I live in a world of expectations.  The motive for all of my actions is a certain expectation or outcome.  I work because I expect to get paid.  I pay money because I expect to get a product or service.  I lend money with the expectation of getting it back…with interest.  Are you […]

Continue Reading