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New life in Mission Church

When i first saw the mission church, this Sept 19, 2017 I saw some of the kids playing jumping rope outside of the church. at the first look I didn’t notice that it was a church, but when I entered the city of hope mission church I heard a great music being sang by some teenagers. 55 more words


Sermon Prep Fundamentals

I have had classes on preaching.  I have preached now for more than 20 years and I am still trying to become a better preacher.  I have also found that almost no two preachers prepare the same way.  874 more words

"Solitude" by Robert Leighton

“Solitude, silence, and the strait keeping of the heart (Proverbs 4:23) are the foundations and grounds of a spiritual life.”

–Robert Leighton, Rules and Instructions For A Holy Life… 19 more words

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God Isn't Fair

This week on the Strangely Warmed podcast I speak with Lindsey Baynham about the readings for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost (Exodus 17.1-7, Ezekiel 18.1-4, Philippians 2.1-13, Matthew 21.23-32). 81 more words

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Liturgy: Understanding the Design of Our Worship (Part 2)

In last week’s post, we explored several particular elements of our worship service at Gateway. The design of the service is our liturgy, which is intentionally structured to form us into God’s people through the things we practice as a body each Sunday. 1,178 more words


Pastor, Focus on Christ As You Preach!

There are some Sundays I think I hit a home run, and then there are Sundays (more often than I care to admit) when I feel like my sermon fell in front of the pulpit. 102 more words