Church Planting: Count the Cost

I was at a church planters conference the other day. It was good. I noticed some planters who had a plan, their wives were in it with them, and they are still about to face all the things in this article. They might make it. There are many variables, and it’s tough with the best of support (and the best …

Big Lie of The Day

Big lie of the day: “Iceland is eliminating Down’s Syndrome through abortion.” Truth: Iceland is eliminating PEOPLE with Down’s Syndrome through abortion. By their reasoning, we could eliminate Alzheimer’s Disease, Cancer, ALS, elderliness, physical limitations…or taken further even Judaism, Christianity, caucasianism, africanism, or any person determined by the powers that be to be a drain on the system or simply …

Live Like Heaven

Scripture: Matthew 5 In Jesus’ famous “Sermon on the Mountainside,” he talks up how differently the natural man thinks vs. the Kingdom of Heaven. In human thinking, the humble, the dependent, the peaceful, the persecuted- all these are the weak of the world. These people will be Darwined out of here. It’s survival of the fittest; you gotta swim with …

Devotional: Prepared for Eternity

Read Matthew 4 Jesus headed to the desert for a time of focused prayer and fasting and the notorious Stinker showed up. Each of the Enemy’s temptations were focused on the here, the now, the temporal…shortcuts. There were shortcuts for physical needs, to power, to a following… Jesus’ values were on the eternal. Momentary needs: physical, emotional, even perceived spiritual …

Devotional: It’s All Heart

Read Matthew 3 I’m sure John preached others before, but the first sermon recorded by John was simple: repent. I remember my first sermon and I hope all copies have been burned- burned I tell you! John’s message? Turn from your sin and go to the heart of following God. Funny, some of his audience were the Pharisees: super moral …

Devotional: Wait to Obey?

Matthew 2 By all accounts of the circumstances, Jesus was born at the wrong time and place. His life was in danger from the get go; the family resources were depleted. In fact, Dad was paying out extra property taxes that couldn’t possibly have been planned for, and you know how much those long trips back to the home town …

Kids By The Fort is ready for you!

Some say kids should sit down and be quiet. We say kids should stand up and be counted for Christ! We’re ready to receive your kids, birth through 5th grade, for Kids By The Fort simultaneous to our 9:30 worship experience. Registration is as you enter the lobby area. Thank you to all our Kids By The Fort leaders and …

Devotional: Jesus’ Tainted, Sainted Bloodline

Scripture: Matthew 1 What a murky blood line Jesus had. Tamar: she had a husband who died (because he was such a worthless human being God decided he needed killing), so by law she was given his brother to marry (who God thought so highly of he knocked him off too), and by law she should have been given the …