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Matthew 1:23- ‘It’s Not Just For Christmas Anymore!’
"“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us)."- Matthew 1:23 'Immanuel,' when broken down- comes from the hebrew words: 'Umma'- meaning 'against or beside' 'Am'- meaning 'people' but more specifically in the way it is most often used, 'all mankind' 'El'- Shortened … Continue reading Matthew 1:23- ‘It’s Not Just For Christmas Anymore!’
What is the ‘rock’ upon which the church is built?
Hey- did you know?.... - When Peter first confessed that Jesus was the Messiah, it was at a place called 'Caesarea Phillipi,' which actually featured a temple dedicated to the pagan god, 'Pan.' Here's an artist's rendering of it: And here's a photo of the ruins from above the altar that still exist: - The … Continue reading What is the ‘rock’ upon which the church is built?
Presenting the First Annual, “Vinnys”!
Presenting the first annual, "Vinnys"! In honor of last night's award show, I figured I would follow suit. I present, "The Vinnys," my top 5 recommended resources for life and faith that I have discovered since around this time last year. (Hopefully, I will hand myself the correct card as I write these down!) I'm … Continue reading Presenting the First Annual, “Vinnys”!
Like a marriage- we are legally unified with Christ
Christ's love for us was so strong in the cross that Jesus died "as" us...legally unifying those who love Him to His side forever. What does this mean for you today?: If you're in pain- His suffering is your suffering. If you feel you don't have purpose- His mission is your mission. If you are … Continue reading Like a marriage- we are legally unified with Christ
The Spy Who Loved Me
Nearly everyone probably agrees that country has too much conflict right now, and I believe the church-while not to blame- is not only not helping, we are exacerbating the problem. I think I may know a root cause, and this one isn't political, racial, economic or sexual. It's theological.
Lights, Camera, Action! Studios Concept
During this podcast from 2015 Pastor Justin Murrell, the Youth and Young Adult Pastor of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, interviews me about the "Lights, Camera, Action! Studios" ministry concept. The concept is a simple, exciting, and effective model that any church can use for their children and youth ministries.
So, This Is Your Life…
My daughters' friends call me "Pastor Dad." I LOVE that they see me this way, but I am far from perfect. But enough about me- read on (especially if you're a parent)... All right, so imagine that this is your life- and you've had a rough few weeks. First- you're up every morning at … Continue reading So, This Is Your Life…