40 Reasons to Be Thankful for Pastors

By | November 21st, 2016|

No pastor is perfect. Some pastors have given the title a bad name. But for the most part, from my experience, the majority of pastors I have met are sincerely doing their best to follow Jesus and remain faithful to their call. For that, we owe them our gratitude. Just think about all the ways [...]

Jesus Is the Hope of the World, Not the President

By | November 8th, 2016|

Politics will not cure all of our problems. Democracy will not save us. Jesus is the hope of the world, not the president. I write this on election day before we discover who will win this controversial nomination as the next President of the United States. Many people have cast their vote and their hope [...]

Free Funeral Sermon

By | October 4th, 2016|

Preaching a funeral is one of the greatest responsibilities of being a pastor. In this time of grief, you must honor the deceased, comfort their family and friends, help people mourn, and ultimately share the good news of the hope we have in Jesus Christ for eternal life after death. When I was called upon [...]

Embrace The Unexpected Path

By | September 27th, 2016|

God must have a sense of humor. Because years ago, if you had told me I would be doing this, I would never have believed you. I had to do something this week that I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would ever do. But before I get into that, first, you need to [...]

Christian Road Rage

By | August 31st, 2016|

The problem with Christians is not that we don't know what we are supposed to do. Our problem is that we know what to do, but don't do it. John Ortberg illustrates it this way: A man is being tailgated by a woman who is in a hurry. He comes to an intersection, and when [...]

12 Christianese Words and Phrases We Need to Explain

By | August 23rd, 2016|

Are you fluent in Christianese? Christianese is the insider language that church people speak which may sound confusing or odd to non-Christians. To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, watch this video poking fun at the words Christians say.  VIDEO: Shoot Christians Say Can't see the video? Click here. This video is [...]