True Sacrifice

A week or so ago I saw a commenter take one of my Facebook friend to task for using the word “Sacrament.” That word is a theological word that is used across all Christian denominations to mean ways that God brings grace to an individual’s life. Catholic hold there to be 7 official sacraments: Baptism, […]

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David’s son Solomon, years after his father had died, writes these words in Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Whether he learned this by watching his father…or was simply expressing this out of his own experience…probably a combination of both. There […]

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We Are Vineyard- Everyone Gets to Play

At the school where I work the kids love to play basketball. Every lunch is one long game of basketball. Every break is a game of basketball. Some of the kids are really pretty good. Some are really bad. And most think they are God’s gift to basketball…but aren’t. There are two guys in particular […]

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We are Vineyard: Rescuers of People

A few years ago Lori, Bri, and I were at the Vineyard National Conference in Southern California. One of the “meetings” we attended for church planters took place on Balboa Beach with hippie worship leader and some great food. Bri and a group of teenagers were roaming the beach watching the surfers, playing in the […]

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We have some interesting phrases in the English language. Two that I have always found interesting are…You are putting lipstick on a pig! And, You can’t polish that turd…which Mythbusters proved you can actually polish a turd. What they are meant to remind us is that just fixing up the exterior doesn’t change the substance […]

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Sacrifice

What do you do to get closer to God? How do we grow closer to God? These are questions that have been asked for thousands upon thousands of years. Today, many of us read our Bibles, we study, we sing songs, we serve, we pray, we fast…we have a long list of things we do […]

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Introduction to Leviticus

If you are like most Christians, every year you decide to “get better” at reading your Bible. We want to have a deeper relationship with God, and we know that better understanding the book He left us is a great way to start. So some of you begin a “Through the Bible in a Year” […]

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