Keep Looking!

For many of us that spend time on a regular basis immersing ourselves in the Scriptures, we can fall prey to dangerous familiarity. We begin to lose the sense of awe we once had; what was supernatural has become commonplace. Our eyes scan the same passage we have read hundreds of times and it feelsContinue reading “Keep Looking!”

You Might be a False Teacher

This is the fifth post in a series of reflections based on Jared Wilson’s book “The Pastor’s Justification.” Pastoral ministry is dangerous. Being in front of a captive audience each week strokes the ego. Knowing that the majority of the people will believe what you say due to your authority as “pastor” can cause youContinue reading “You Might be a False Teacher”

The #1 Key to Spiritual Growth

This is the fourth post in a series of reflections based on Jared Wilson’s book “The Pastor’s Justification.” I remember the first megachurch I ever experienced. I was at a church conference in Texas and was speechless at the size of the church building as we approached it. It seemed as if multiple shopping mallsContinue reading “The #1 Key to Spiritual Growth”

Know Your Tackle Box (New Message!)

Due to some technology issues I have not been able to record my messages for quite a few weeks. All of those things have been solved so you can plan on looking for a new message (usually) once a week! We are currently in a series called “Catch and Release” and we are learning howContinue reading “Know Your Tackle Box (New Message!)”

The Idol of “Success.”

This is the third post in a series of reflections based on Jared Wilson’s book “The Pastor’s Justification.” I had the honor of helping launch the Garretson Campus of The Rescue Church in October of 2014. I immediately had dreams of outgrowing our building in a week and breaking ground on a new facility. IContinue reading “The Idol of “Success.””

Family Over Ministry

This is a second post in a series of reflections based on Jared Wilson’s book “The Pastor’s Justification.” Pastor’s kids are notorious for rejecting the tenets of Christianity. Although pastors are not always at blame for this phenomenon, we need to consider the role we have played. The truth is many pastors sacrifice their familiesContinue reading “Family Over Ministry”