Why Sunday Matters
Why Sunday Matters
General

Family matters. Family matters so much to me that I recently drove 12 hours across the South-Eastern United States to show up for my niece and nephews’ birthday. It matters so much that my elderly grandparents would travel 400 miles, then sit in 100-degree heat to witness my college graduation. We do things like that for family, because families are our priority. They take precedence in our lives, therefore we do hard, inconvenient, uncomfortable things for their sake. We are …

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Missional Community and Mission to Your Community
Missional Community and Mission to Your Community
Culture

The work was done. All the groundwork had been laid, the only thing left to do was enjoy what was coming. I had been investing in a group of students on mission for a handful of weeks on campus and that investment was about to culminate into a gathering together. Weeks of work went into this one night. We were going to meet at a local coffee shop around this massive table that seats 12-15 people where we would talk, …

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Is the Spirit transforming your life?
Is the Spirit transforming your life?
Sermon Series

Everyone has “that friend” – the friend who’s ridiculously slow to respond to their phone. In my circle, I’m “that friend.” Occasionally I’ll reply immediately, but more often hours go by before I stop and return messages. Sometimes I’ll start to respond to a text message and get side-tracked before I hit send, leaving anyone with an iPhone staring at those three dots, wondering what I might be typing and why it’s taking so long. Acts has been an incredible …

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¿Está el Espíritu transformando su vida?
¿Está el Espíritu transformando su vida?
Sermon Series

Todo el mundo tiene “ese amigo” – el amigo que es ridículamente lento para responder llamados telefónicos. En mi círculo yo soy “ese amigo”. Muy rara vez responderé de inmediato, más a menudo las horas pasan antes de que me detenga y devuelva los mensajes o llamados. A veces empiezo a responder a un mensaje de texto y me distraigo antes de enviarlo, dejando a alguien en el otro lado del teléfono mirando esos tres puntos, preguntándose “¿qué podría estar …

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“Te lo dije”
“Te lo dije”
Sermon Series

Hay un dicho que a nadie le gusta escuchar: “Te lo dije.” En este pasaje Pablo literalmente parece hacer exactamente eso que dice: “Habría sido por cierto conveniente, oh varones, haberme oído, y no zarpar de Creta tan sólo para recibir este perjuicio y pérdida”. Sin embargo, no creo que Pablo está en un momento de auto-gloria de demostrar que tiene razón. Es cierto que su advertencia anterior fue rechazada y, en consecuencia, los hombres terminaron en medio de una …

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“I told you so”
“I told you so”
Sermon Series

There is a saying that no one likes: “I told you so.” In this passage Paul seems to say just that stating, “Men, you should have listened to me and not have set sail from Crete and incurred this injury and loss.” However, I do not think Paul is indulging in a self-glorying moment of proving himself right. It is true that his earlier warning was rejected, and as a consequence, the men ended up in the midst of a …

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