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David and the Big Guy

When Jesus spoke of His own second coming, He asked this sobering question, “When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8). His concern was not if He would find “successful” churches with big buildings and huge budgets. He wasn’t even concerned about the number of people who…

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Very special Sunday for Randy’s family

Good morning church family, This Sunday (April 26, 2019) is going to be a very special day for me and our family.  Our long time friend John passed away in a freak plane crash nearly 2 years ago and his young widow will be sharing her story for the first time publicly with us at…

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Holy Week 2019

April 12th, 2019 I am sitting in my office right now watching the live funeral procession of a successful musician who was gunned down on March 31st in front of his clothing store in Los Angeles.  The funeral procession is estimated at over 25 miles long. Tens of thousands of people are lining the streets…

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Is your faith journey a solo activity?

Our journey to grow in a closer relationship with God and deepen our faith in Him was never intended to be a solo activity.  If we were to stop and analyze the early church, we’d discover that there was a deep and regular dependence on others. Paul could not have been more clear to the…

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Never Ever Say This To Your Wife

Friday, January 4th, 2019 Hi church! I’ve had the privilege to participate in a lot of weddings over th past 30 years, but this past weekend felt like the first wedding I have ever seen.  Everyone said it will be a little different when it’s your own kid. They were wrong. Dead wrong. It was…

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Cancer stinks!

I spent some time with Gary and Paul yesterday.  After hearing more of their amazing story of God’s grace and provision, it became clear that everyone needs to hear their story.  I hope you can attend this Sunday. They are an amazing couple who is being used for a lot good in a really bad…

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Few things surprise me anymore – but this did!

Are you willing to participate in a short term mission trip if God called you? Well, each of the signatures on this cloth have each told God that they’re “in” if He calls. In fact, several have already taken steps to learn more about upcoming trips next summer. Pretty awesome, huh? We think so too.…

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May I ask you a question?

September 7th, 2018 Hello my friend, May I ask you a sincere question?  Okay. Thanks. Now, please be honest.  I mean super duper honest. Have you ever described the New Testament as all-about “grace” and the Old Testament as all-about the “law”?  Have you ever wondered how the Old Testament could be so different than…

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Confession time

September 14th, 2018 Hello my friend, Confession time for me: I hate mean people.  Okay – maybe that’s too harsh. I may not hate them but at times I wish they would contract the flu, for a year.  Now before you start throwing rocks at me, I would guess that you have been there too.…

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