Tag Archives: Change

Rising Up to Call My Mother, Nancy Mathis- Blessed!

                        The past few weeks has been an emotional roller-coaster! It is a little over a week ago that my mother went into the hospital being treated for a pneumonia … Continue reading

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The Breadth of Prayer: Ephesians 6:18

                The Apostle Paul in this verse is expanding our perspective to prayer. The phrase that translates in the New International Version, “on all occasions” comes from the Greek word “panti” which is … Continue reading

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Lent: Liberation for the Soul!

I am the current transitional pastor of Recreate Church which is located in San Jose, CA, and I wrote this for a blog article concerning some of the reasons why I am convinced that the Season of Lent is important for … Continue reading

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What’s Your Leadership Style?

    Perhaps in the despair over defining leadership, management theorists have attempted to picture it in terms of style. In using such a broad term, they are attempting to describe how the person operates, rather than what he is. … Continue reading

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Welcome the Word into Your Life!

Colossians 3:16, NASB Have you ever stayed as a guest in a home where the people made you feel very unwelcome and unwanted? I have have and it is an awkward and uncomfortable feeling. The Apostle Paul states that we … Continue reading

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Speaking the Truth in Love to those Who Stumble!

              One of the most difficult questions that any person serving in leadership wrestles with is how does one respond to believers who continue to practice sin? If you are a person who is … Continue reading

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Insight Beyond Your own Sight: Ephesians 1:17

                  Today, in my Daily office this is the verse that I focused on for my time of Lectio Devina. As a leader, husband, father, and grandfather, I am always needing the insight … Continue reading

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Five Practices Churches Need to take Seriously -So Newcomers Take You Seriously!

                        I have been able to have the opportunity to visit a few churches in the past six month’s and it has been my observation that larger churches are … Continue reading

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Sermon: Updating the Heart!/Expository Message Series in the Book of Nehemiah Part 4 of 9

“UPDATING THE HEART!” “And I told them how the hand of my God had been favorable to me, and also about the king’s words which he had spoken to me.” (Nehemiah 2:18a)   “Then they said, “Let us arise and … Continue reading

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Sermon: Connected Online – FAITH!/ Expository Message Series in the Book of Nehemiah Part 3 of 9

Catching A Fresh Vision From God For Your Life! “Without Vision – the People Perish”   – Solomon   “He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.‘”  REVELATION 21:5 (NASB)   INTRO – THE BENEFITS … Continue reading

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