Drastic Changes

CRW_1322There have been a lot of changes in my life recently, a lot of which have affected this blog. I started this blog as a way to reach out to people who were searching for Jesus.

I was able to reach quite a few people, God used this to get the Discipleship Journal into the hands of over 50 people. For that I am grateful.

I was asked to shut this blog down by my pastor, the reasoning being that me running this blog was un-biblical because it wasn't under the authority of anyone. I had listened, I stopped writing, I stopped the SEO, I quit everything. Since then some events have happened where I had to make the decision to remove my family from the church and place myself under the authority of another.

These were probably some of the hardest few months of my life, stress on my family was excruciating. I also lost 2 family members in 2 weeks, was removed from ministry for trying to confront a sin in the church, I went through a lot. That is not what this is about, this blog and this post are to celebrate the restoration that is in Jesus. Continue reading

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The cat won’t get off of my lap!

cute fluffy white catMy wife let a cat into our house, or as she put it 'well that's a matter of perspective...' I think she wants the cat, I think she wants to take care of a cat that, if we save, will inevitably have unconditional love for us.

The cat to the left isn't that cat, it is not nearly as cute as the cat to the left, but cute cat pictures mean good seo right? Many clicks?

This got me thinking about Jesus, I am glad that Jesus isn't me. Currently the cat is sitting on my lap and refusing to move, and me being me, I want to throw it outside. Continue reading

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In support of Mark Driscoll

8346943686_a7b224939b_zIt's been quite a while since I have posted on this website. It seems that work and life have gotten busy enough to distract me from writing. It must be something big that brought me back to the blog, right?

Mark Driscoll, Pastor of Mars Hill Church, is in the news for a rant he posted around 2001, now known as the 'pussification rant,' where he talks about the pussification of america. Not only have his critics had a hay day with this news, but even members of his church are speaking out against him.

You may think that this is going to be another post bashing Mark for what has happened, and you would be wrong. Continue reading

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Discipleship

Go therefor and make disciple of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son  and Holy SpiritEveryone needs to be in the Word of God, does anyone disagree? Any man who calls himself by the name Christian, needs to be in the Word of God -- daily. The struggle to be in God's presence daily can be an overwhelming thing. Our church has been using a program for a few years now, and I wanted to share it with you.

The Discipleship program is a Bible study created to help every person be able to easily go through the word of God; Below are some key features that make the Discipleship Journal the most effective Bible Study program. Continue reading

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Doing: The Word of God

Letter_J_smI was recently blessed with the opportunity to teach at my church. While it was not my first time, it was still a fun experience that God blessed me with. The following days after I have received positive response and feel like I am on fire. What I discuss is not just hearing the Word of God, but going out and doing the Word of God, following in the footsteps of Jesus. I went ahead and uploaded the audio file below for everyone to have a listen. I hope you take the time to listen and I hope you enjoy the same blessings that I have received from teaching it.

James Chapter 1: Verses 19 through 27 | Not just listening, but doing the Word of God. Continue reading

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