Evidence of True Conversion (Acts 9:19-31)

This past Sunday I had the honor of teaching through Acts 9:19-31 at Renovation Church. In this passage, we are given a glimpse into the transformation of Saul after he encounters Jesus on his way to Damascus. By looking at Saul’s transformation, we are given a glimpse into five pieces of evidence that should beContinue reading “Evidence of True Conversion (Acts 9:19-31)”

The Power of Discipleship (Acts 9:10-19)

This past Sunday I had the honor of teaching through Acts 9:10-19. In this passage we are given a glimpse into the power of (ordinary) discipleship through the life of Ananias. Ananias’ example leaves us with five characteristics worthy of our imitation. The sermon discussion guide is below the message. We will be meeting onContinue reading “The Power of Discipleship (Acts 9:10-19)”

The Conversion of a Terrorist (Acts 9:1-9)

This past Sunday at Renovation Church I had the honor of teaching through the conversion of Saul in Acts 9:1-9. The message is below – I pray it challenges you in your faith and gives you insight in to the depth of the Father’s love for you. Below the message is the sermon discussion guide.Continue reading “The Conversion of a Terrorist (Acts 9:1-9)”

Angels, Demons, & Scripture

“Well, I guess God needed another angel…” These are words of comfort spoken by well-meaning friends and family members after a loved one dies. If it was true that people died because God “needed” them to serve him as angels, let’s consider what this says about God. According to this understanding, God is too weakContinue reading “Angels, Demons, & Scripture”

God Pursues Lost People (Acts 8:26-40)

We have officially gone back to in-person services at Renovation Church. Rather than meeting inside of a building, we are holding services at Split Rock Park in Garretson, South Dakota. Truly, this is a more beautiful worship center than any that could be created by human hands. We will be gathering for worship every SundayContinue reading “God Pursues Lost People (Acts 8:26-40)”

A Conversation with a Law Enforcement Officer

Yesterday, I had the honor of talking with my friend Omar Thornton to hear his thoughts on recent events surrounding George Floyd’s death. Today, I was able to speak with Captain Mike Walsh of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office. We talk about Capt. Mike’s reaction to George Floyd’s death, his thoughts on the Black LivesContinue reading “A Conversation with a Law Enforcement Officer”

Disconnect So You Can Connect

Friends, in view of the hatred & division being spread through social media posts rather than understanding through conversation, I have been thinking the best thing for many people (especially Christians) to do is to disconnect from social media for an indefinite period of time to seek lasting healing, true change, & real relationships. IContinue reading “Disconnect So You Can Connect”

A Conversation on Race, the Gospel, & the Church

This past week I had the honor of sitting down with my good friend Omar Thornton. Omar is the head chef and co-owner of the O So Good restaurant in Garretson, SD (and soon to be in Lennox, SD). We had a very candid and open conversation on race, the Gospel, and what the (white)Continue reading “A Conversation on Race, the Gospel, & the Church”

Renovation Church – COVID-19 Update

As many of you know, we are returning to in-person services this coming Sunday (June 7th). That being said, we are beginning to embrace a new normal. Before you attend the service this Sunday, here are a few things I urge you to keep in mind. First, before I explain the different precautions we areContinue reading “Renovation Church – COVID-19 Update”