Revival and Awakening

Many people would agree that the church needs revival today, but what does that mean? Dr. Garth Rosell, professor of Church History at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary defines revival this way: “A renewal of spiritual vitality sent to the church by God’s Spirit and always producing in the life of the believer a deeper love for […]

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Learning to Pray

I have been learning some things lately. I am learning that if I stretch consistently (once per day), my back feels better. I am learning that if I eat a big healthy breakfast, I have more energy throughout the day. And I am learning that if I don’t eat a massive meal for supper, I […]

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New Development

For those of you who haven’t yet heard, I recently accepted the senior pastor position of Waverly Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Waverly, NY. In a little over a month, we will head east to the Empire State and plant some new roots. As with any transition, we have mixed feelings. We are very […]

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Discipleship in the 21st Century

The digital explosion has changed the world forever. There are now about 2.3 billion people who have access to the internet and over 800 million people who are on Facebook. There are countless gadgets and devices now on the market that 15 years ago would have sounded silly. Even something like a blog (weblog) would […]

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Letter From God

Yesterday I heard the story of a man who had recently converted to Christianity. The great desire of his heart was to know God through His Word so he fashioned an idea. He had his secretary type out each book of the Bible and one by one she mailed each letter to him. So instead […]

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The Ironies of the Cross

1. The Man Who Is Mocked As King Is The King (Matthew 27:27-31) Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on […]

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Jesus Paid It All

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)   In this one verse, the essence of the gospel is explained. To all those who would believe upon His name, Jesus became our substitute through his death […]

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Catching Men

“And Jesus said to Simon, ‘Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.’ And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.” (Luke 5:10-11) Every time I read this verse, it always hits me hard. Here you have a total identity transformation. Simon Peter, James […]

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