Ray Charles’s Daughter Sheila Raye Charles: Things I Heard In Church

I heard Ray Charles’s Daughter Sheila Raye Charles speak at our church Tuesday night, after the Jesus Table.

She told her story of sexual abuse, Continue reading

When You Have Doubts (And Weak Faith In An Almighty God)

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The Tale Of Two Firefighters

There were two firefighters on the roof of a burning building. Continue reading

Francis Chan On What The Word Church Really Means (And What It Means To Be A Christ Follower)

Francis Chan On What The Word Church Really Means (And What It Means To Be A Christ Follower)

I really, really, really, really, really… really–hope you’ll watch this video.

BASIC.Follow Jesus from David C Cook on Vimeo.

How I Burned The Pizza (And Tried To Pin It On Kathy)

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After the two days he departed for Galilee. (For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own hometown.) So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast. For they too had gone to the feast. John 4:43-45

This is one of Jesus’ overlooked best moments, because he just finished spending two days with a large group of Samaritans who were soaking up everything he had to say. But now, now he turns his attention to his hometown, Galilee, where last time, his friends and family took offense when he spoke.

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Things I Heard In Church: “…he despised people not like himself.”

Things I Heard In Church: “…he despised people not like himself.”

Jesus told a parable to some people who trusted in themselves for their own righteousness, a group who treated others with contempt. Jesus said, Continue reading

Harrison Ford, Van Gogh, and Failure: By Ben Courson

Failure, by Ben Courson

The most inspiring two minutes of my week! From my friend, Ben Courson.

Ben Courson is an author and speaker based out of Applegate Christian Fellowship.

Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry, and Bad Christian Examples

Lillard Drops 50

I just watched Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard drop 50 points on the Toronto Raptors tonight. It wasn’t enough to win but if you’ve followed him at all, you know just a few weeks ago he led the Blazers to a rare victory over Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors. And you also know it’s undeniable that as good as Lillard was last season, he’s made a big leap to an even higher level this season.

Recently I learned why.

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Things I Heard In Church: The Answer To The Question, “Are only a few people going to be saved?”

Things I Heard In Church: The answer to the question, “Are only a few people going to be saved?”

What a question. And the answer I heard surprised me. (If you’re interested in hearing more, click on Dave Teixeira’s great teaching entitled, Squeeze On In, 02/28/2016, 11 AM.)