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708, 2017

GROWING INTO MATURITY

By |August 7th, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things, Video|0 Comments

Life is full of change.  We can either embrace that change and learn and grow, or we can get stuck!

This message was a last message as senior/founding leader after 12 years of church planting in Portlaoise, Ireland.

Growing into Maturity (22-05-2016) […]

2507, 2017

GEN-XERS AND THE JOSHUA GENERATION

By |July 25th, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

When I was a teenager growing up in America, amongst those ministering to youth, I continually heard this term “Joshua Generation.”  The messages were so significant, numerous, and random at the same time in that there was no connection between […]

1207, 2017

TWO KINGDOMS

By |July 12th, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things, Video|0 Comments

There are two Kingdoms.  There is the kingdom of this world, and the kingdom of heaven.

We live in this physical world, and we tend to want to base our faith on what we hear, see, our childhoods, and what is […]

307, 2017

LIFE AND ITS MESSES

By |July 3rd, 2017|Church, Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

“Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; but much increase comes by the strength of an ox.”   – Proverbs 14:4

Most of us would like to live in a world without mess.  And the worst kind of mess is […]

3006, 2017

PARABLES OF JESUS (FIG TREE)

By |June 30th, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things, Video|0 Comments

God desires that we be fruitful.  Yet, how many people look over there lives and feel unfruitful.  With all us, there may be seasons when we feel we were once fruitful, but suddenly, our lives seem dry and ineffective.  How […]

2306, 2017

PARABLES OF JESUS (SOWER & SEED)

By |June 23rd, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things, Video|0 Comments

Jesus told parables to share truths.  One of those parables was that of a sower.  The seeds fell on four types of ground.  What type of soil is your heart?

What are the obstacles that stop God’s Word from taking root […]

1206, 2017

PASSION OF PETER

By |June 12th, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things, Video|0 Comments

God loves people of passion.

John Wesley once said:  “Get on fire and people will come to watch you burn.”

Peter was a man of passion.  Jesus loved Peter.

Peter’s passions led him to follow Jesus, but his passions also at times were […]

906, 2017

LIVING IN BOREDOM

By |June 9th, 2017|Life Coaching, Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

Years ago, doing some reading on the subject of creativity, I came across some interesting ideas. In a world bombarded with information and the quest for knowledge, we are often given the idea that gathering information is the key to […]

806, 2017

Simple Churches

By |June 8th, 2017|Church, Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

Within the spectrum of church, there is variety.  There are small churches, larger churches, mega-churches house churches, etc.  I want to write a few thoughts about House Churches, as we are currently involved in one.  There are other venues for […]

2905, 2017

GOD’S STILL SMALL VOICE

By |May 29th, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things, Video|0 Comments

I read a good book once, and on rare occasions, twice.  An extra special book, three times.  “Is That Really, You?” by Loren Cunningham (founder of YWAM), I have read near a dozen times.  At the end of the book, […]