I Am Resigning from Pastoral Ministry.

Renovation Church Family, After a year of wrestling with God in prayer, seeking wisdom through professional counseling, discussions with my wife, and processing events alongside of our Elders – I am stepping down from pastoral ministry for a season of healing, rest, and maturity. After meeting with a professional therapist, I have recognized bitterness, anger,Continue reading “I Am Resigning from Pastoral Ministry.”

Defending Hope (Acts 25:23-26:32)

This past Sunday, we continued our series through the Book of Acts by looking at Paul standing trial before King Agrippa. In this passage, Paul provides us an example of what it looks like to defend the hope that is in us in a respectful, humble, and clear way. The sermon discussion guide can beContinue reading “Defending Hope (Acts 25:23-26:32)”

Truth On Trial (Acts 22:30-23:11)

This past Sunday, I had the honor of teaching through Acts 22:30-23:11. In this passage, Paul is placed on trial as a result of the Gospel. Through Paul’s response, we learn that all of us should respond with boldness, humility, discernment, and with a focus on Jesus when we are judged for the Gospel. TheContinue reading “Truth On Trial (Acts 22:30-23:11)”

Paul’s Testimony (Acts 21:37-22:22)

This past Sunday, I had the honor of teaching through Paul’s testimony in Acts 21:37-22:22. Through Paul’s example, we learn some principles on sharing our own testimonies and the power of connecting our personal story with God’s bigger story. As usual, we will be meeting on Wednesday (March 31st) at 8:30pm via Zoom to discussContinue reading “Paul’s Testimony (Acts 21:37-22:22)”

The Cost of Discipleship (Acts 21:17-36)

This past Sunday, I had the honor of teaching through Acts 21:17-36. In this passage, we learn that following Jesus is costly but it’s always worth it – from the example of the Apostle Paul. As always, we will be meeting tonight (Wednesday, March 24th) at 8:30pm to discuss this passage in more detail. TheContinue reading “The Cost of Discipleship (Acts 21:17-36)”

The Road to Suffering (Acts 21:1-16)

This past Sunday, I had the honor of teaching through Acts 21:1-16. In this passage, we follow Paul as he heads to Jerusalem to face suffering and imprisonment. On the way, he visits various churches (many of them pleading with him to avoid suffering). In this message, I seek to explain the role and placeContinue reading “The Road to Suffering (Acts 21:1-16)”

The Legacy of Paul (Acts 20:17-37)

This past Sunday, I had the honor of teaching through Acts 20:17-37. In this passage, we see the priorities of the Apostle Paul that enabled him to be effective in making disciples. In this message, I share each of these priorities and challenge Christians today to reorient their lives around Jesus.  As usual, I willContinue reading “The Legacy of Paul (Acts 20:17-37)”