In Case You Didn’t Know…

It Really is all about Jesus. Which means, it’s not about you. This is a good thing. The quicker you realize this, the quicker you will find freedom, rest, and peace.   Your life, is all about Jesus. Your career, is all about Jesus. Your relationships, are all about Jesus. Your future, is all about […]

Glory Mongers

“Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him down, because he did not give God the glory and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last.” – Acts 12:23 This is the fate that Herod suffered, upon delivering an oration in Acts 12 that led people to exclaim “The voice of a God, and […]

Dear Dads, This is How to Redeem Summer With Your Kids

Growing up, summer was always my favorite time of the year. Why? Because I didn’t have to go to school! Since I was at home a lot more, it provided many more opportunities for connecting with my dad. Now that I am a dad, I want to maximize these moments as much as I can, […]

5 Take-Aways From Exponential 2014

Christian conferences are an interesting thing for so many reasons that I won’t comment here on this blog today. I typically do not really enjoy conferences because of the information overload, the artificial hype, and the short-lived emotion that leaves you saying 4 days post-conference, “What the heck did I really learn?”. Truth is, if […]

This Must Be Said

I am not really generous. And neither are you. With that statement, I’m sure I’ve offended a few of you. But in light of the passage of Scripture that continues to serve as a “kick in the face on a Saturday night with a steel-toe grip Kodiak work boot” (have you seen Cable Guy?), – […]

A Hero Greater Than Yourself

On the last leg of my trip back from London this past Saturday night, God began to flood my mind with a few thoughts that I had to write down. I presented this info last night at Aletheia Church’s first ever Disciple Boot Camp, which is a leadership development class that we are offering to […]

Generosity: The Surprising Secret To Joy

I asked one of my great friends and gospel co-laborers for many years now, Graham Cochrane, to write a post on generosity for me this week in light of what I preached on Sunday (Acts 2:42-47). Graham is a follower of Jesus, a terrific husband and daddy, a business owner, and a deacon at Aletheia […]

Gift of Tongues (It’s Significance)

Yesterday, in the 84 degree Florida heat, I preached, drenched in sweat, on Acts 2:1-13 where the Holy Spirit came like a rushing wind into the house where the first Christians met and rested upon their lives as of fire. This was a powerful and comforting event all at the same time. The comforter and […]

The Gospel Overcomes Racism

This week I will be preaching (by God’s grace) from Acts 2:1-13 (as long as it doesn’t rain on our outside gathering). What we see in this passage is how the Holy Spirit comes upon the church for the first time (never to leave), and brings unity among the nations through one massive supernatural and […]

40 Days Of Prayer

One of our hopes at Aletheia Church (Tampa) for 2014 is that we would become a church marked by prayer. Meaning, even more important than being a “doing church”, we are a praying church. This Sunday I will preach a sermon on Acts 1:12-26 called “Living out the Mission of Jesus Through Prayer”. It is […]