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A Holy God, A Holy People: A Pastoral Prayer

Sunday, July 12th Sermon Text: Exodus 3 Father, we come to you today as your redeemed children, saved by your Son who died for us and took on your wrath so that we can be forgiven (Romans 5:9; John 3:36).... Continue Reading →

A Prayer for America

This prayer was the Pastoral Prayer on July 5th, 2020. Father God in heaven, we know your eyes are on us and your ears are open to our prayers (1 Peter 3:12). We thank you that you have spoken to... Continue Reading →

Annoyingly Bold with the Gospel

It’s summer time in Florida which means we are dealing with the influx of mosquitos. The mosquito is the most annoying species in the world. There are over 3,500 different species of Mosquitos, all of which are annoying. They fly... Continue Reading →

God our Creator and Sustainer of all things: A Pastoral Prayer

God our Creator and sustainer of all things: A Pastoral Prayer Sunday, June 28th Sermon Text: Genesis 1-3 This Sunday, we began anew sermon series titled, “God’s Big Story” focusing on the Redemptive story of the Bible. Almighty Father God... Continue Reading →

Resources for our “God’s Big Story” Sermon Series.

This past Sunday, we began a new series called "God's Big Story". God’s Big Story is recorded in the Bible. Sixty-six books of various genres written by several authors over thousands of years has ONE THEME: The Bible is the... Continue Reading →

Gathered together to draw near to the throne of grace: A Pastoral Prayer

A few months ago, I was introduced to the "Pastoral Prayer". It's a prayer of a pastor for the people of the church. It's personal, direct, and purposeful. Charles Spurgeon's pastoral prayers are recorded in his book, The Pastor in... Continue Reading →

Far from home in a stay-at-home world.

Stay at home. That is the mandate we have been given to slow the spread of Covid-19. Many of us are still going to work and all of us are playing an adult version of an Easter Egg Hunt, just... Continue Reading →

Do not neglect to (virtually) meet together.

The book of Acts is the historical account of the early church and how God used the church to take the Gospel to the nations. At the end of Peter’s Spirit-filled sermon on the day of Pentecost, 3,000 souls were... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorites: “The Preacher’s Catechism”

I've read some great books this year, but none have been as impactful as "The Preacher's Catechism" by Lewis Allen. It was recommended to me by a good friend who is also a pastor. The chapters are short (3-4 pages)... Continue Reading →

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