The Prodigal Son: The Runaway – Part I

When I was young I *tried* running away from home. I don’t remember much of that night except intense prepubescent rage and exhaustively trying to convey to my parents that they didn’t understand my obvious genius. Exasperated by the whole ordeal, in stereotypical fashion I cried out “Fine!” and my father shouted back “Fine!”. I […]

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The Prodigal Son: The Lie

We started a new sermon series titled “The Prodigal Son” in our ministry recently and I have to be honest with you – this is the most excited I’ve been about a topic in a long time. I’m excited to preach through it because it’s a story most people know and can relate to in […]

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The Dangers of Goal Setting

I grew up in small town Texas. Though it has grown substantially since my youth, it still had that small town vibe when I was growing up. Big trucks, everybody knows everybody, one high school, and people got excited when the Super Wal-Mart came to town. Here’s another thing about small town Texas. There are […]

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Christ-Centered Goals – Part III

Let me be honest with you for a second. I have a deep love/hate relationship with all things IKEA. On one hand, IKEA is a Swedish born taste of heaven that is a blue and yellow beacon of hope for those of us looking for impossible to pronounce but affordable furniture, and surprisingly, a half […]

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Christ-Centered Goals – Part II

One thing I’ve learned while pursuing goal setting since high school is that revelation doesn’t equal transformation. What I’m saying is that all the knowledge in the world doesn’t mean you will actually apply any of it. You know what I’m talking about because you do it all the time. “I want to lose weight […]

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