Be The Church Or Make Way For Something Else

Great read for those of us in leadership positions of churches. Enjoy! Be The Church Or Make Way For Something Else Christ is not found in our institutions, he is found in the church. In people who love Jesus, love each other and gather together regularly. Karl Vaters Why does the church exist? It’s not toContinue reading “Be The Church Or Make Way For Something Else”


The sermon for Sunday, Oct 21, was not recorded, so I am sharing my sermon notes for everyone who missed seeing the sermon. Enjoy! Sunday, October 21, 2018 City Church Del Rio  Galatians Sermon Series—No Other Gospel, The Justified Gospel, 3:23-29 Introduction—Justification. A big Biblical word found throughout the Bible. A complicated word. A essentialContinue reading “THE GOSPEL OF JUSTIFICATION”

What “Living Biblically” says about religion and culture today

Great read by Dr. Jim Denison. Enjoy. Television is producing more shows with religious themes, as the sitcom Living Biblically illustrates. The show depicts a lapsed Catholic who is married to an atheist and decides to live by the literal commands of Scripture with the help of a Jewish rabbi and a Catholic priest. I found itContinue reading “What “Living Biblically” says about religion and culture today”

500 Years of Reformation

Today’s post comes from Dr. Jim Denison’s Forum: Nine hundred million Protestants the world over are remembering an event that was far more obscure at the time but soon changed the world. On October 31, 1517, an unknown monk in a small village nailed a document to the door of the town church. I’ve seenContinue reading “500 Years of Reformation”

Church Planting

Today I am posting an article from Ed Stetzer. I was intrigued by it because as a church planter, our church never officially launched with a big hoopla. We started in November and God has been so gracious to us. Church-Planting Shifts, Part One: The Launch Consider your people group and the time of year.Continue reading “Church Planting”

Assurance Sermon Series

Today, as I write this post, I am reminded of the great gift God has bestowed upon us-assurance. We are allowed to live out our life in assurance. We can know who Jesus is and who we are in Him. This aspect of the Christian walk can transform our being. We no longer have to beContinue reading “Assurance Sermon Series”

Leading a Church of Less Than 100

Are You on Track if You Lead a Church of Less Than 100? Most of the time church planting is a long, hard slog. Ed Stetzer I came across this article and really thought of this as reality. I lead a church of 80 or so at the beginning stages of year 2. I sometimesContinue reading “Leading a Church of Less Than 100”

No More Christmas Stamps, really?

Today, I am reposting an email from Jim Denison. I guess we can’t even buy a baby Jesus stamp this year for fear of offending the few who want the day off, just not the meaning of it. While the government in no means should be a particular religious promoter, surely they can sell stampsContinue reading “No More Christmas Stamps, really?”