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Five Things My Mom Taught Me


Happy Friday…I’ve been thinking about my mom a lot this week. I think that’s partly because I spoke at Moody Founders Week—she always used to loved to come and hear me there. We also just passed her third birthday in heaven, which was January 31—I’m sure she had an awesome day.… Read More »

5 Biblical Responses to Public Opinion


The sum total of human opinion is often very inaccurate—and we are neither as bad as our critics say, nor as good as our fans say. I like to make scriptural lists…and the one I brought to church with me last weekend was this list of five biblical thoughts on public opinion.… Read More »

Praying for Our President


I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. … Read More »

Whatever is Pure


Pastors!  Are you practicing your preaching and knowing the peace of mind that comes from personal purity? Are you living inside the boundaries God has established? Hebrews 13:4 – “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” (Please open the article to see the flash file or player.) FG_AUTHORS: James MacDonald Read more… Read More »

The Blind Eye and the Deaf Ear


It was Solomon who remarked that “there is nothing new under the sun” and age/experience seem to often confirm what youthful idealism might tend to dismiss. Spurgeon’s book Lectures to My Students is filled with content that reveals the commonality of pastoral struggles and the immense wisdom gleaned from the Scriptures and his experience.… Read More »

God at Work through the Gospel


Nothing stirs my heart about faithful service to Christ and His church more than a fresh account of God at work through the power of the Gospel. Watch the story below, shared in our services last weekend, and be encouraged. (Please open the article to see the flash file or player.) FG_AUTHORS: James MacDonald Read more… Read More »

Can You Do It Again, Pastor?

After another exhausting week, in a string of weeks so far back I can’t see the start, I have yet another day of high-pressure message preparation. No matter what has happened this week or this month, everything is about to fade into a blur over the next 24 hours until just this single responsibility weighs upon me, again.… Read More »

The Earth Stood Still

Like many of you, on the first weekend in December our worship services began celebrating the season of Advent and looking forward to Christmas. And let me just say, I love our church. We are blessed with many talented musicians and worship leaders who faithfully lead us, week after week, into the awesome presence of the Lord.… Read More »


(Please open the article to see the flash file or player.) Today is not a rehearsal for anything. Today is your life. It’s who you are and who you’re following and what matters most and where you’re headed…today. The person you will be is the person you are becoming today.… Read More »

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