Ichabod Spirit

Imagine your family uprooting and moving to a new community. You are excited. You move into a new house, enroll the kids in a new school, get settled in, and start familiarizing yourself with the place you now call home.   Imagine the community being small—a place where everybody knows everybody. It seems lovely on the … Continue reading Ichabod Spirit

The Great Delusion

Over the span of a few weeks I’ve come across two news stories celebrating child drag queens. Yes, you read that correctly; I said, “child drag queens.” On top of these alarming headlines, I am sure you’re familiar with the legislation recently passed in New York that permits a woman to have a late-term abortion, … Continue reading The Great Delusion

Furnace Club #sermons

Scripture: Daniel 3:14-28  //  Subject: Trials and Tribulations  //  Main Idea: Jesus never said it would be easy, but He did say it would be worth it. Synopsis: This sermon explores the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendnego and their unwavering commitment to God, even when facing death. Listeners learn that (1) Full surrender means choosing God over … Continue reading Furnace Club #sermons

Three Things

Someone recently asked me what I would focus on if I were trying to steward new life in a declining or stagnant congregation. I told them I would focus on three things intently, and I would not waver. Renewal First, I would cultivate a culture of renewal/revival: a kingdom culture of transformation. We should do … Continue reading Three Things

Taste & See #sermons

Scripture: Psalm 34:8-14  //  Subject: Goodness of God  //  Main Idea: God’s goodness is beyond our ability to comprehend, but not our ability to experience. Synopsis: God is good all the time and all the time God is good! People change; God does not. His goodness toward us is the same yesterday, today, and forever. This sermon … Continue reading Taste & See #sermons