Let God Transform You Through His Word

The following blog post was originally published in the Berkeley Independent. One of God’s main goals for your life is that you will be transformed. There exists actions, sometimes called “disciplines,” in which we can allow God to transform us from who we are to who He desires us to be. These disciplines are simply tools […]

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Joy in Fellowship

This past Sunday, I started preaching through a new sermon series called “To Live is Christ.” This will take us through the entire book of Philippians in a couple of months. Here’s the first sermon where I speak about the importance of having JOY in Christ alone.

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Prayer, Repentance, and Healing

The following blog post was originally published in the Berkeley Independent. Before I begin this week’s column on the praying faith, I want to take time to thank the staff at The Berkeley Independent for allowing me to write this column every week. As a former journalism major, the love of writing has always been […]

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Public or Private? It Makes No Difference in Fearing God First

It just so happens that I taught on the “whys, hows, and whats” of civil disobedience last Wednesday night. I’ve been preaching through Titus on Sunday mornings so I thought I’d unpack the “submit to authority” section. Earlier today, a church member asked my opinion on the Kim Davis situation. He asked me this because […]

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Praying in Faith

The following appeared in the September 2, 2015 edition of the Berkeley Independent.   There’s a story that you may have heard about a young preacher at a small rural church. During the middle of his sermon his son shouted out “Vroom!!” as he was playing with a paper airplane. The young pastor told the little […]

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Sunday’s Message: Abandoning Worldly Behavior

This past Sunday, I preached my fourth of six sermons in the book of Titus. This message centers around the idea of how belief systems in our society state, “you can believe whatever you want to believe and you’ll be okay.” That’s not what Jesus taught. The Apostle Paul urged Titus to preach only Christ and Christ crucified, so that […]

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