A Crazy Idea for a New Year Goal

I love the New Year and I love setting and pursuing goals.  Even my daily planner is focused on achieving long term goals. What if your goal became my goal?  As I spent this week considering my goals for 2016, a crazy thought came to me:  What if one of my major goals this year…

Starting new churches in Peru.

Our mission in Peru last month was to start 6 churches and encourage and train them so that we can return next year and partner with them to start at least 6 more.  The trip was challenging, but extremely successful.  Our group partnered with pastors to help  them start churches.  Here are the teams that…

Sharing Jesus In Peru!

Here are some pics of our church members sharing Jesus with the people of Puno, Peru.  In total, 165 people began a personal relationship with Jesus on this trip.

In light of recent events…

This blog post is written primarily to members of Connection Point Church and secondary to believers anywhere.  As you are aware, the Supreme Court decision last Friday redefined marriage in the United States.  Many of us prayed that the outcome of the decision would be different. Over the past week, I have seen a wide variety…

A message on sowing and reaping

What do you do when you are in a dry season? As I was preparing for this week, I was reminded of a previous message I taught on this idea. Here is a message I preached a few years back that dealt with a similar idea. Feel free to listen to it if you have the desire.

Sermon Notes- Fact 5: The Empty Tomb

FACT 5: The Empty Tomb Roughly 75% of scholars believe this to be historical fact according to Gary Habermas. 3(of many)  arguments for the empty tomb. The Jerusalem Factor Jesus was publicly executed in Jerusalem (uncontroversial) and his resurrection was first claimed there (uncontroversial).  This seems unlikely if there is a tomb with Jesus’ body…

Three things that happen when you serve

Serving gives us purpose.  I believe that with all of my heart.  If you are going through a time of struggle or a time of wandering, serving is often the antidote to a tough season.  Last week our church was able to participate in the City of Plano’s “Love Where You Live” initiative.  I love…

Fact #3 and #4

History’s Mystery  Week 4 “I am going to use 4 historical facts so strongly attested historically that nearly every scholar that studies the subject agrees, even the skeptical ones” Fact 1: Jesus lived  (not a myth)  and died by Crucifixion. Fact 2: Jesus’ disciples believed he rose from the dead and appeared to them. They…

Sermon Notes from History’s Mystery (week 3)

“I am going to use 4 historical facts so strongly attested historically that nearly every scholar that studies the subject agrees, even the skeptical ones” Fact 1: Jesus died by crucifixion. (this is uncontroversial) Fact 2: Jesus’ disciples believe he rose from the dead and appeared to them. What is the evidence that this is…

Sermon Notes from History’s Mystery (Week 2)

To view the sermon that corresponds to these notes, go here. The importance of the Resurrection: The resurrection is the test by which we know if Jesus was telling the truth. It is not subjective, like Mormonism or Islam. We will not appeal our beliefs to simple faith in this series, ie, like Islam and…

In light of the gospel…

We have a tendency to move from simple to complex.  Our government exemplifies this.    Our relationships exemplify this.  Even our religion exemplifies this. I believe that most of us have misunderstood the very purpose of Jesus because of our tendency to overcomplicate issues.  We rebel against simplicity.  Our lives are supposed to get bigger…

Every Decision is a Spiritual Decision

We started of the year at Connection Point Church with a great series called, “Small Tweaks, Big Peaks”.  One of the major ideas from the series was this “Every Decision Is A Spiritual Decision” The tendency for most of us is to simply try to improve ourselves by changing our habits with sheer will power….

I was in a wreck

I was in a wreck the other day.  It didn’t hurt me or my car, but it was pretty crazy.  A teenage girl was waiting behind me at a light and then decided to slam on the gas.  Of course, she had a phone in her hand.  It is very curious how this distraction caused…

Quote of the day

“We seek to know God’s will for our life, but seeking Him is God’s will for our life.” Just a thought I was chewing on today about purpose in life…

A Thought about Interpreting the Bible

I’ve been reading several books lately, including Alister McGrath’s book, “Christianity’s Dangerous Idea“. This is a book that traces the historical and cultural trends that influenced and were influenced by the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation still affects almost every strand of our culture today.  Ideas that are considered normal today would not have been thought 1000 years…