Jesus the King

  The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.” Psalm 110:1 Here is a bit of Bible trivia for you: This verse, Psalm 110:1, is the most quoted Old Testament verse in the New Testament. As strange or difficult to understand as […]

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Great Music, Great Girl

  Hey friends, meet Sarah Hurst. Sarah (@theSarahHurst) is a worship leader in our church, and an amazingly gifted song-writer and musician. I’d like to recommend Sarah’s new EP, Safety Risk. If you’re looking for some love songs that cover the gambit of the emotional spectrum, this EP has them. One song will have you […]

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Prepare Your Mind

  Therefore, prepare your minds for action . . . 1 Peter 1:13 Because of the Gospel, because of the Kingdom and because of the coming persecution, Peter told his readers to get ready. Specifically, to get their minds ready. Isn’t that interesting? Prepare your minds . . . We don’t usually think about mind […]

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Dads, Are You Teaching Your Sons?

  I ran into a church member last week who I hadn’t seen in a while. The last time we saw each other was about a year ago at a restaurant. It was 7 AM and he was waiting for his high-school-aged son to meet him for breakfast. That’s a tough hour for any teen, […]

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The Fruit of Faith

  . . . obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:9 Some people shame themselves for not having enough faith. They hear Jesus talk about mustard seed faith and how it moves mountains, and instead of being encouraged, they feel beat up. Many of us do not […]

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What is Faith?

  And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory. 1 Peter 1:8  The writer of Hebrews called faith the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen, (Heb. […]

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Our Living Hope

  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3 Hope is a relative thing. It can be well founded and based on something […]

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Hey Ministry Leaders–Do you have Safe Friends?

Last night I went to happy hour (yes, happy hour) with three fellow ministers. One’s a Christian counselor and the other two are pastors. We try to meet twice a month. For nearly two hours we ate buffalo wings and calamari, shared some of Austin’s best local brew, and laughed till our sides hurt. We […]

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What Are You Waiting For?

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. James 5:7 We tend to have many things we look forward to. Things that inspire and motivate us and give us reason to […]

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The Power of Unlikely Gratitude

“Lesson 1–Don’t disobey God or you might get vomited. Lesson 2–If you do get vomited, give thanks for it.” Curious? Click to image to learn about the power of gratitude.  

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