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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Stand Up in Their Presence

When a bereft family enters a chapel, when a Bride walks down the aisle, when the President strides into a room—we stand. We rise up out of respect and deference. Leviticus 19:32 “Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God….” They smoked Camels, drove with no seatbelts, hung...

Small Groups at Southside

There are five main areas of my ministry as Discipleship Minister: 1) Small Groups: where we as a church family, share life in community 2) Adult Education: our Sunday AM and Wednesday PM classes and groups 3) Soul Care: targeted discipleship groups and classes to bring healing to sin and pain 4) Special Discipleship Events: Seminars, Spiritual Discipline Retreats,...

Glory in Suffering

Last week as I read from The Story Bible, I read from Romans 5:3-5:
“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance produces character, and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through...

When Evil Comes to God’s House

A Theological Response to Church Shootings

Unfortunately, a prayer that I have heard offered may now need to be put to rest. “Lord, we thank you that we live in a land where we can assemble together for worship without fear…” Maybe there was a time in our past where we felt that and believed that, and...