Leftovers from the weekend – Strengthening your financial core

As promised, here are some of the leftovers from this past weekends message – Strengthening your financial core. You can watch the message here. The opening illustration about the nine decisions you make when getting a cup of coffee came from this article. This article has some simple but practical steps for attacking the mountain […]

When a friend blows it

God doesn’t humiliate repentant sinners. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. (Hebrews 4:15 NLT) He understands our weaknesses. Too often when I read this scripture I focus on the fact that ‘he did not sin’ rather than the […]

You’d better plan to fail

When I saw the water leaking from the ceiling in our main floor bathroom – leaving ugly yellow stains and buckled sheetrock tape in its wake – I knew I’d made a serious error in judgement ten years prior: I hadn’t planned to fail. Sure enough, upon further inspection, the washing machine in the laundry […]

Women need to shut up in church

Yesterday I wrote a post concerning some hard to understand scriptures that were referred to in the weekend message at Seacoast. Today I’ll tackle the most controversial one: A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be […]

Hard to understand scriptures

This weekend in our Nehemiah series, I referred to scriptures that are hard to understand. I thought I would give you just a little bit of insight and maybe some references to a few of the Scriptures that I referred to. Eating insects “You must not eat winged insects that walk along the ground; they […]

The Seasons of Ministry and Harvest time (AUDIO)

With Church life there are seasons. There are seasons of of harvest and there are seasons of rest. During seasons of harvest the enemy would want to distract, divide and discourage in order to keep us from seeing God use us. This is an excerpt from a leadership talk I gave to the staff at […]

What does it mean to live in community?

We are spending a great deal of time at Seacoast trying to figure out what it means to be a community of faith, really living out the mission of God. What does it mean to live on mission? Every day? What does a missional community look like? How can we live out our mission together? […]