Pastoring a church. Pastoring a church is no easy task, especially if one wishes to honor God in all that he does. It may be that those who ignore the sins of their congregation and only speak happy and upbeat thoughts have an easy time. And why wouldn't they? Certainly the devil would have no … Continue reading July Newsletter 2022
Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever! - Deut 5:29 The ‘Fear of the Lord’ is a reoccurring theme in the scripture, and to ‘fear God’ has long been a … Continue reading What does it mean to Fear the Lord?
Pastoring a Church As you may be aware, Katrina and I were voted in as senior pastor at Connect Church on June 12, 2022. I wanted to share with you how this came about: We first visited Connect Church a few months ago with no intention of becoming the senior pastor. My family and I … Continue reading June Newsletter 2022
Then [Jesus] said: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted … Continue reading The Prodigal’s Father
As a pastor, what should you expect of me? And as a congregation, what should I expect of you? And together, what can we expect of God? It's good to be clear about expectations when anyone is considering entering some kind of relationship. Marriage, for example, can be quite the downer for someone who enters … Continue reading What You Can Expect of Me, What I Expect of You, and What We Can Expect of God.
We are excited to announce that, as of June 12th, Katrina and I have been elected as pastor of Connect Church in Lake City, Florida. After much prayer and counsel, we feel like this is the direction the Lord is leading us in. I hope that you’ll join with us in prayer as we walk … Continue reading Quick Note: Exciting News!
Since college classes are over for the year, I took most of the month of May to build out a much need office space for myself. We took a 16x10 shed and converted it into a beautiful spot to be able to focus on study and prayer. It took longer than I thought it would, … Continue reading May Newsletter 2022
College Season Coming to a Close April marked the end of the semester at the University. I ended up spending almost all of my time at the University of Florida. It was the most convenient school to get to, and, because of a gracious host, I had a place to stay the night beside in … Continue reading April Newsletter 2022
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. - John 15:4 In the first eight verses of John chapter 15, Jesus reveals to us what measures we must take to be fruitful disciples. He … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Abide In Christ?
Hell No? Is Hell too much? I hear this objection as I am out ministering on the college campus. How can a loving God send someone to hell for all eternity? Does a temporal life of sin merit an eternity of torment? The modern mind recoils at this thought. But perhaps we aren't considering hell … Continue reading March Newsletter 2022