Category Archives: Christian church

“Lift Up Your Heads” (Handel’s Messiah) performed by The Brussels Choral Society and Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles. Conducted by Eric Delson.

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“Abide with Me” — Matt Maher

Are you struggling with sin? Wrestling with an addiction? Uncertain of God’s love? Take a few moments to watch the following music video, “Abide with Me” by Matt Maher and be assured that God abides with you!

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Two Approaches to Church Revitalization — Scott Gress

A pretty common challenge among churches has to do with the number of people in the pews on Sunday morning. In the words of a sainted mentor of mine from years ago, “there is more wood than people” meaning there … Continue reading

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“The Gifts Christ Freely Gives” — Lutheran Service Book #602

The Gifts Christ Freely Gives , written by Richard Resch, is a magnificent hymn that describes that gifts the Lord gives to His Bride. The words of the hymn are printed below the video so that you can singalong with … Continue reading

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We Are Invited to Send Instructors to Rwanda! Learn How You Can Make This Invitation a Reality!

Concordia Lutheran Mission Society has adopted a Mission Project so that two instructors can be sent to Rwanda to teach the pastors, elders and deacons of Beth Ammi Christian Fellowship Church. Watch the video. Pray for Christian churches in Rwanda. … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday: “Preparing for a Culinary Feast.”

The following sermon excerpt is from a Maundy Thursday sermon I preached on Mark 14:12-26. The title of the message is: “Preparing for a Culinary Feast.” A lot of preparation goes into a culinary feast. The grocery stores will be … Continue reading

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What’s the Purpose of Your Existence as a Person … as a Christian Church?

Have you seen the TED talk featuring Simon Sinnek, “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Every One to Take Action”? His point is that businesses/organizations need to be clear about the “Why” if they hope to grow their company, … Continue reading

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Share the True Meaning of Christmas

One of the clearest Christmas witnesses is spoken by Linus when Charlie Brown asks, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?!” Linus’ recitation of Luke 2 is available on YouTube. You can link to this scene from … Continue reading

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“7 Benefits to Pruning” by Jock Ficken

Rev. Dr. Jock Ficken, the Executive Director of Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) writes, It’s no secret that the Church in the U.S. is struggling and declining; it’s well documented in many places. It’s no secret that this places enormous pressures … Continue reading

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God’s Love Defies Human Comprehension! Merry CHRISTmas!

God’s love defies human comprehension. Who of us can grasp that God loves His depraved and disobedient human creation so much that He assumes flesh and blood in order to bring about restoration and reconciliation between Himself and humanity? And … Continue reading

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