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In Response to Charlottesville

My friend and CrossBridger, Casey Adams, wrote this in response to Charlottesville. Words that are strong and true… Brothers and Sisters, Rob and I are so heart-broken by what is happening in our country and in parts of the American Christian church with the glorification of white supremacy, racism, the alt-right movement and a glorifying of this country’s…

Take the Next Step

      Do you ever find yourself wanting to go deeper with Jesus or wanting to make a bigger impact in the world? I remember feeling being confronted with that same desire. I was a vice president in a company heading their sales and marketing divisions. I was beginning to sense that I was to be a pastor, and the only option I saw at the time was quit my job and go to…

Jesus Wants It All

In John 14 Jesus makes this audacious proposal: Don’t let your hearts be troubled; you trust in God, trust also in me. He goes on to say that he’s the way, he’s the truth, and he’s the life.      He’s telling each of us that at the root of what we need, what we want, and what we’re looking for is Jesus. He’s not looking to be a…

Walking With Jesus

     In John 12:26, Jesus describes his followers in this way: they’re the ones who serve me, follow me, and where I am they will also be.      When he refers to our serving him, he’s talking about us doing things with him–not just for him. When he talks about following him, he’s talking about our walking with him closely enough that we can see and…

Living for the Smile of Jesus

     When you’re happy, your face reveals it. You smile. We all do. Where do you think we got that from?…our Creator. Surely he smiles, too. He smiles with love when he considers us, the way a gentle father or mother smiles as they sit at the bedside of their young child who has just drifted off to sleep. Father God smiles at you like that (read Zephaniah 3:17…

Keep the Ball Rollin’

     Over the course of the summer, the Lord is including us in so much…Two teams to Costa Rica distributing Bibles and hosting a huge sports camp…510 kids at Back Yard Bible Club…a team to Greece working with refugees…a team to Rwanda training pastors in Freedom Prayer…a team to Tacoma to work with the Teague’s in loving the…

More, More, More

For a pastor, tracking the Sunday attendance and focusing on increasing it can be addictive. Always wanting to see “more” people coming can become an overriding focus. While I have to be on guard against this, a couple of years ago, the Lord did something significant in me.      The Lord made me a promise that he was going to give CrossBridge…

Racers, Start Your Engines!

This Sunday we start our walk through the book of John. I’ve been rereading it and am super pumped about what the Lord wants to say to us. I’m always amazed at how every time I get content with where I am with the Lord, he reveals that he has even more for me…and for you, too! Our enemy loves to make make much of our shortcomings; he wants us to feel…

Boat Crash Survival

I got this email from Jason Phillips, a CrossBridger, who survived a night time boating accident when his boat ran aground and he was hurled out of it. He gave me permission to share it. Good morning Pastor Kirk: Your message last Sunday stirred so many emotions from my accident.  As you were going through the part about building your house on a foundation of Christ vs…

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