Wait…There’s More

Generations Church is a community of everyday people committed to expanding God’s family because of Jesus for generations to come. We (our teaching team) has been teaching through Colossians 1 as Generations Church began weekly services. Let me give you the “previously on…” We live in a world with faulty maps. These maps don’t justContinue reading “Wait…There’s More”

Knowing the Direction We Face

We have been building to this moment in our sermon series “Known.” Colossians 1:26-29 shaped the scope of the series. Where in a world of faulty maps we see what Paul says about the map that can be known and followed—in Jesus. In the first sermon of the series, I began explaining about Captain George DeContinue reading “Knowing the Direction We Face”

Making Christ Known Through Suffering

Sunday I preached one of the most difficult sermons to date at Generations Church. Not only did my teaching text have a difficult verse, but it also had a difficult meaning an application. I have written out a portion of my sermon that covers suffering for the sake of others. The letter of Colossians isContinue reading “Making Christ Known Through Suffering”

Breaking The Seal

It has been almost two years to the day since my last post. I have written a ton. Sermons. Email updates. Devotionals. Generations plans and material. I have written down stories. I have even written about the emotions and spiritual pressures in the lead up to starting a new faith community. While I was inContinue reading “Breaking The Seal”

Five Contextual Agreements for 2018

Beginning the year is always an interesting time in the blogging world. Christian leaders make their predictions on the church, changes, and challenges for the coming year. Three of the best lists I have seen thus far are Carey Nieuwhof’s, Thom Ranier’s and Chuck Lawless’s. Rather than create my own, I have decided to listContinue reading “Five Contextual Agreements for 2018”