23 August

Why Renovate?

Over the past year, I’ve frequently heard people ask the question, “Why renovate?” I respect the question and will answer it, but I’d love to pose another question first. “Why not renovate?” One of the things I’ve learned from 20 years of ministry is to always look at the perspective from which a question is […]

21 August

Discipleship 301

This series of blogs is designed to complement two sermon series: The More You’ve Never Seen Before and The Bucket Project. The purpose of these “discipleship” blogs is to give you the information you need about being discipled and being a discipler. Since these blogs are intended to be a resource, they’re a modified version of my teaching […]

18 August

10 Responsibilities of a Discipler

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Disciplers manifest God’s name to their disciples. John 17:6a Disciplers produce keepers of God’s Word. John 17:6 Disciplers teach from personal experience. John 17:7-8 Disciplers pray for their disciples. John 17:11 (See also John 17:15, 20, 21) Disciplers protect their disciples. John 17:12 Disciplers give the joy of their relationship to their disciples. John 17:13 […]

14 August

Discipleship 201

This series of blogs is designed to complement two sermon series: The More You’ve Never Seen Before and The Bucket Project. The purpose of these “discipleship” blogs is to give you the information you need about being discipled and being a discipler. Since these blogs are intended to be a resource, they’re a modified version […]

11 August

Spiritual Growth Cycle

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The More You’ve Never Seen Before – Part 2 Here’s something from my notes this past Sunday that I didn’t have time to get to… As we’re talking about how we come up against The Wall, and how that prevents us from seeing the more we’ve never seen before, maybe it would be helpful to […]

7 August

Discipleship 101

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This series of blogs is designed to compliment two sermon series: The More You’ve Never Seen Before and The Bucket Project. The purpose of these posts is to give you the information you need on the subjects of being mentored/discipled and being a mentor/disciple. Since these blogs are intended to be a resource, they’ll be […]

4 August

Discipleship isn’t for Everyone

The More You’ve Never Seen Before – Part 1 I started seminary in 1995. I read more books during the first quarter than I’d read in my entire life. I was learning more information than ever, but I was growing less in seminary than I was before. After my first year, I went to lunch […]

31 July

Behind the Scenes Part 4 – Managing Expectations

Do you ever feel pressure from all the expectations put upon you? Do you add to that pressure with your own personal expectations? I totally do that; but the person who does it more than anyone else I know is my wife. I know I have a reputation of being a driven person, but what […]

29 July

Dating: Best Practices (Part 2)

We have a gathering for twenty-somethings at Highpoint Church called The House that happens every other week. Karin and I were asked to speak on the subject of Dating: Best Practices, and these are the notes (in bullet-point format) from Part 2… minus the funny/embarrassing stories! Oh, and scroll down to the bottom for some bonus material… because that’s how we roll! […]

25 July

Behind the Scenes Part 3 – Managing the Schedule

Have you ever asked yourself why time management is so difficult? I’ve been to countless seminars and read many books on the subject, but I still struggle with it. I’m great at creating my schedule… sticking to it is a whole other kettle of fish (as my British assistant would say)! Year after year, I’d […]