Category Archives: lessons learned

So You Want to Be a Writer? – by Noel Piper

So You Want to Be a Writer? by Noel Piper | originally posted at | January 29, 2008 I got a letter recently from someone who hopes to be a writer. She says: I get so frustrated with myself because even as … Continue reading

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What God has been teaching me lately: Examine Myself and Repent when I hear about Another’s Sin

I used to do this a lot in the past. I don’t know when I stopped doing it. I don’t remember who told me to start doing it. But I used to do it. Then I stopped. Now I’m starting … Continue reading

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I wish I read this 2 weeks ago: 7 principles of communication

By Scott Thomas: Communication is one of the most important keys of starting and leading a church. I have learned these communication principles the hard way. My father was not a good example for how to communicate, nor was any … Continue reading

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Learn a New Language Quickly

I want to do this.

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Is your faith in Christ real? Examine yourself with these 2 Lists

In light of the fact that we’re covering James 2:14-26 at CrossView Church tomorrow, I wanted to post these lists for our members and friends. The two lists that distinguishes saving faith from dead/damning faith [1] Stuff that neither prove … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Real Steel watched on Family day with my wife and oldest two kids 10/17/11

Today we watched Real Steel. It was a good movie. Here are some of my thoughts on it and my family. Fatherhood is important. I’m reading Voddie Baucham’s book, What He must Be if He Wants to Marry my Daughter. … Continue reading

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How do you lead times of corporate prayer in the church or a gathering?

Someone jokingly asked me at our TGCLA chapter meeting to write this down and distribute, but I thought it might actually be helpful.  So I am passing on what I received from Mark Dever and Capitol Hill Baptist Church. I … Continue reading

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God Told Me to Examine Myself and Spend Time Each Day Confessing Sin without Hurrying

“Carefully consider the path for your feet, and all your ways will be established.” [Proverbs 4:26] “Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and evil, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save you.” [James 1:21] Today in … Continue reading

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“His Great Failure as a Pastor”

From Justin Buzzard: About ten years ago I heard Ben Patterson, campus pastor of Westmont College, say something that I will never forget. Ben told the story of a retired pastor who began noticing that his former congregation was sliding … Continue reading

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The Resolve of Jesus

“Am I not to drink the cup the Father has given Me?” – Jesus (John 18:11, CSB) Jesus staggers me with his resolve. Peter cuts off a guys ear, a cohort arrives to arrest Jesus, adrenaline is rushing and nerves are … Continue reading

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