New Year, Same Problems

We always love a fresh start. Any time that we can have a second chance at something, we are all for it. We often see New Years Day as the beginning of that fresh start; a reset button, if you will. But it never works out that way. All of...

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From the Desk – 12/23

This past Sunday we looked at Matthew 1, specifically the genealogy of Jesus. What may at a casual glance look like ‘a list of names that I can’t pronounce so I’ll skip them,’ actually tells a very compelling story. Embedded in these names is the story of our Savior, and...

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Church Ignited: The God Who Heals

This past Sunday we saw in Acts 9 two healings done by the Lord through Peter. While the physical restoration is a blessing, it is the spiritual restoration that Jesus is ultimately after. There were two simple truths that came out of Acts 9:32-43, and two responses from the people....

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Church Ignited: An Instrument of God

I will readily admit that I’m not much of an art guy.  I certainly don’t have any artistic talent and I don’t know enough to truly appreciate what the artist is even doing.  That being said, there are times when even someone like myself will come across a particular work...

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Thankful for God’s Presence

Philippians 4:5 tells us that ‘the Lord is near.’  Think about the magnitude of those four words and the effect and implications that they have in your life.  The person of God is near to you and me. Try to wrap your mind around this.  The Lord is near.  He’s not distant.  Not far off.  He’s...

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Thanksgiving

As we approach the holiday of Thanksgiving, let me first say that I hope you have a wonderful day and are able to truly appreciate and be thankful for all that God has given you. But if I can be so bold as to encourage us to not let Thanksgiving...

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Church Ignited – The Limitless Gospel

Ok, I have to let you in on a little preaching secret.  Sometimes you preach on a passage and then find it difficult to move ahead.  There’s a profound truth, encouragement, exhortation or any number of other positive items that make it hard to move forward.  As I reflect on the account of...

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Church Ignited – Fulfill Your Ministry

Whenever Becky leaves town, things get a little sideways in the McDonald home.  It’s not necessarily all bad, but it definitely isn’t all good.  You see, I can do the dad thing, I can handle the husband role, but truth be told, I’m a terrible mom.  The good news, it’s not a role...

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