Yes Lord, Yes!

Yes Lord, Yes!

Peter demonstrated great courage in response to Jesus’ invitation.

He got out of the boat during a boisterous storm and began walking on water. But immediately Peter’s circumstance created greater fear than courage. Sinking, he quickly called out, “Lord, save me!”

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The Entitlement Pastor

The Entitlement PastorAfter nearly thirty years of pastoral ministry, I would strongly encourage younger men in the ministry to “let go.”

Let go of your grip on the world and worldliness.

Why are you still in love with the identity of your past? Because you like to hang on to it under the guise of being culturally relevant. You like the idea of being cool, edgy, and slangy. You feel it allows you a platform for ministry. I disagree.

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7 Ways to Win Your Race

7 Ways to Win Your RaceImagine what it would be like to win an Olympic Gold. To be considered the proven best in a world of 6 billion people as you stand on the elevated platform and wear the reward of your success. To hear your national song that allows every citizen at home to celebrate the honor and victory with you.

What if the Olympic Commission called you today and said they believed that you could win a gold medal for your country. They would also be 100% committed and dedicated to do everything possible for you to experience the fullness of that great victory. How would that make you feel? What immediate changes would you make in your life? Focus, passion, hope, determination, and reckless abandonment would become just some of the words energizing your pursuit to win.

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Facing the Face of Fear

Facing the face of fearFear has many faces, and they are all ugly!

The United States was personally introduced to the face of fear, when terror came knocking on 9/11. News reports tell us how fearful we need to be. A barometer of colors measures fear for us. Our next generation is being raised in an incubator of fear. National leaders say that something really bad is going to happen soon. A tidal wave of wickedness is heading towards our nation. Yet no one can tell you when or where, only that it is very likely to happen very soon. With great irony, we are instructed to live normal lives, with “business as usual” optimism.

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