Motivation

It’s Time to Engage!

It’s difficult to explain what is happening at Discover Life Church. In the last four weeks we have seen an increase of hunger for God’s tangible presence as well as a holy curiosity for His Word. We have increased in every area of the ministry. And I’m being told that for that to happen during…

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We Have an Opportunity!

In the two short weeks that we’ve been leading DLC (Discover Life Church) we’ve concluded that this wonderful congregation is on the threshold of a season of breakthrough and awakening. We’re more than certain that a great opportunity has been presented to DLC – an opportunity to respond to the invitation of Holy Spirit. He…

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Understanding Constant Change

Life, in order to be considered life, demands movement. Whether we like it or not, our lives are a journey. The simple mechanics of this journey is a continual forward progression. And within this forward progression of life is the constant process of change. Our journey on this planet has a beginning and an end.…

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Naked. Yes, Naked.

Naked. We enter this world naked and we’ll leave it naked. Well, that’s how King Solomon put it in Ecclesiastes 5:15, “Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb, and as everyone comes, so they depart…” Although this truth is obvious in physical terms, it doesn’t apply to the spiritual. In the physical it’s automatic…death has…

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Thrive! Don’t just Survive

Godly intimacy has enemies. Its greatest enemy is found in life itself. Life has needs and wants and they continually and incessantly cry out for our attention and affection. Ironically, life wants to create intimacy with whatever satiates its needs and wants. I call this the survival syndrome the Bible calls it idolatry. We weren’t…

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PAIN! Your Friend.

Pain. “Pain is your friend,” I say this often to my leadership team when I teach on the processes of life and spiritual growth. Pain seems to be associated with the positive as well as the negative things of life. We experience the pain of loss and the pain of gain. There is growing pain…

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My 28 Years of Pursuit

On a Saturday night on January 18th, 1986, I had a life-changing encounter with God that changed the trajectory of my life. He revealed Himself to me in a marvelous and powerful manner. He didn’t just touch me; He reached in me and pulled out my hatred by demonstrating His love for me. I saw…

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Maturity Defined

How is Christian maturity defined? In conversations with people throughout the years, I’ve come to realize that people have a tendency to equate knowledge with maturity and age with maturity.  It’s a common mistake. We’re encouraged and driven to study and learn about God and His Word. And although knowledge brings about a certain level…

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What is Holiness?

Many people assume holiness is synonymous with conduct. This common mistake confuses the root with the fruit. And although holiness produces proper conduct (fruit), at its purest form (root), holiness is the act of separating and dedicating oneself for a certain purpose. Holiness begins with a decision. Holiness begins with a choice that’s based out of…

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Life is a Theme Park

In a couple of days, I think Victoria and I are going to experience the early signs of “Empty Nest Syndrome.” Currently all my children are home but at the end of the week, Calysta goes back to Los Angeles to finish her senior year at college, Zion goes to Boston for a five-week summer intensive and…

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