Marriage Resources

Yesterday at Redeemer we finished our series on marriage: “Jesus Changes Our Marriages.”  I had a blast delving into God’s desires and design for marriage.  I’m even kind of sad that it is over.  It thrills my heart to hear from so many of you how much the Lord used this series in your marriage…glory […]

Maybe I’m the Problem

I passed by a church marquee sign the other night on the way home from community group and I groaned – loudly. I got angry (I think righteously, but of course I think that). What the sign said is true. It wasn’t heresy. But man – c’mon. Jesus is so much more than that. If […]

Family Friday: Favorite Foto

Today is the first “Family Friday” on the blog. And sadly – my family isn’t here!! Natalie and Ivy are in New Orleans having a great time with Natalie’s family. No doubt they are having a blast. I’d be there in a second, but since Redeemer is going to two services this Sunday – kind […]

Memorize for More

We all need to memorize Scripture. The psalmist stored up the Word of God in his heart to help him not sin against God (Psalm 119:11). That alone should motivate us to memorize the Word… But we need to memorize for more. More is at stake than just memorizing verses for our own walk with […]

Be a helpful critic

How to give criticism in a godly way: I see my brother/sister as one for whom Christ died (1 Cor. 8:11; Heb. 13:1) I come as an equal, who also is a sinner (Rom. 3:9, 23). I prepare my heart lest I speak out of wrong motives (Prov. 16:2; 15:28; 16:23). I examine my own […]

Blogging for Real

  Well – here we go again. This may be my 38th attempt at blogging.  But I think this one is going to stick. The motivation has been rekindled for a couple of reasons. 1. It seems this will help my ministry at Redeemer Church.  Being the Lead Pastor at Redeemer is wonderful.  I love […]