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Back on Home Turf

I’ve been out for a good bit this summer as Debbie and I have been with our various outreach teams in various countries. Never before have I seen God do so much through our church. The stories sound like the Book of Acts—healings, salvations, community—I would love for everyone to get to personally experience God move in such powerful ways! But…I’m no less excited…

Hello, San Antonio!

Surely you’ve been to some live concert in your life where the band took the stage and the lead singer yells out, “Hello, [insert name of city]!” The crowd always goes crazy and screams, “welcoming” the band to their city. (Of course, it doesn’t always work as planned…I saw a YouTube clip of the artist shouting out the wrong city!) On Friday night, August 16, we’re…

Ice Cream is Good for You

This Sunday evening we’re hosting Navigate—a fun, but strategic training event for our whole church from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We’ll break into groups based upon our life stage and attend a short equipping forum that’s especially designed for where we are. The goal is to better equip us to be disciple makers in our particular season of life. We’ll also have a bunch of ice cream…

Let It Go, Let It Go—Elsa, from Frozen

Paul’s letter to the Colossians pre-dates the movie Frozen by almost 2,000 years, but if they’d been in the same time context, my bet is Paul might’ve used Elsa’s epic exhortation, encouraging the Colossians to “Let it go!” God wants us to let go of our past and embrace his future. He wants us to…

Kirk’s Back in the Saddle

After three weeks of traveling with our summer outreach, I’m back in town and can’t wait to be with you this Sunday. Never before have I seen God do so much in such a short time through our teams in Uganda, Southeast Asia and Costa Rica. I’m sure I’ll be telling stories for weeks, so come Sunday or tune in using the CrossBridge app! We’re still walking through the book of…

Anxiety and Fear are not our Portion

This past Sunday, while we sang Confident by Steffany Gretzinger as a Church family, I was reminded of this truth: as children of God, anxiety and fear are not our portion. We should be the wildest and most carefree people on the planet, boasting about the power of our God! Christ came to set us free. Free from insomnia and panic attacks, to name a few. I know this is…

Texas Wind Turbines and Jesus

Welcome Guest Contributor, Matt Erbaugh. On a recent trip to the Texas coast, I was amazed at the number of wind turbines I saw as we neared the Gulf.  It made sense to have them there, the land is fairly vacant and most importantly, there is usually a lot of wind in that part of the state!  After all, you probably shouldn’t build a wind turbine in a place unless you’ve…

You’re Not Going to Believe This

One of the teams we sent out this summer headed to Uganda last week. Since arriving, much of their time has been invested in loving people in a huge Sudanese refugee camp. The team of 25 accompanies Sudanese believers and goes into the camp to pray, to love, to honor and to share the good news about Jesus. We don’t take food or money, just love. What happened yesterday…

Burgers, Bacon and the Kingdom of God

One of the things I love most about summer is that for most of us, it represents vacation time or at least a slower pace of life. I love going to the pool with friends or grilling out (Debbie makes this awesome burger: 50% ground beef, 50% bacon—wow, just wow.) In the Kingdom of God, though, summer can be so much more! Jesus loves to take all the things we love about…

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