New Year’s

Fun Makes It Stick

How can you make your lesson fun? Kids and fun go together like peanut butter and jelly (or peas and carrots if you’re allergic to peanuts). If you want to connect with kids, you’ve got to play a little.… Continue reading

Look Back to Look Ahead

Do you want your prayers and life to have a greater impact? A bit of history can change today’s world too.

John F. Kennedy

You all probably already know that Mary (my wife and Nancy Ruth’s mother) passed away November… Continue reading

Do New Year’s resolutions work?

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A resolution by definition is something you firmly decide to do. Is that true of your New Year’s resolutions? It wasn’t always true of mine.

This time of year people are thinking about New Year’s resolutions.… Continue reading

Are You Trying to Do God’s Job?

In disciple group the other day, I was reminded of a truth that blew my mind. I felt like I was in a Jet.com commercial: “Poof! Mind blown.” The first time I head this truth, it changed my life.… Continue reading

3 Steps for Effectively Teaching Children

Churches all over are in full swing planning their summer programs for children. One of my favorites is Vacation Bible School (VBS). I was called to the ministry at VBS, so maybe my bias is understandable. (Read this post to… Continue reading

“Did God Mess Up When He Made Me?”

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What goals did you make for 2016? What New Year’s resolutions did you make? Did you look at how you can serve better God this year?

This month we’ll be looking closer at spiritual gifts and how… Continue reading

How to Be Humble, Part 3

Happy New Year! What are your goals for 2016 or your New Year’s resolutions? Have you considered asking God to make you more humble?

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Today we are wrapping up our look at Philippians 2:1-11. Monday we… Continue reading

How to Be Humble, Part 2

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This week we are looking at Philippians 2:1-11. Monday we talked about the importance of living a humble life. Today we’re going to talk specifically about pride.

Pride is the antonym, the opposite,… Continue reading

How to Be Humble, Part 1

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I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, whether you had a big celebration or a quiet day like my family did. If your Christmas was full of fighting and uncomfortable situations, I’m sorry. Remember, though, that… Continue reading

How Would God Change Your New Year’s Resolutions?

As we think about our life to date and make New Year’s resolutions, it is a good time to ask God what His plan is for you.

Every believer has a valuable role to play in God’s work, a role… Continue reading

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