Connecting the Dots: Legacy

1 As the time of King David’s death approached, he gave this charge to his son Solomon: 2 “I am going where everyone on earth must someday go. Take courage and be a man. 3 Observe the requirements of the LORD your God and follow all his ways. Keep each of the laws, commands, regulations, and stipulations writtenContinue reading “Connecting the Dots: Legacy”

10 Game Changing Choices You Can Make in 2020

1. Choose to be happy That is right, happiness is a choice. It is not a natural disposition or a matter of favorable circumstances. Choosing to be happy has no down side. It makes things better for everyone…including you! 2. Choose to not be offended Make people work really hard to offend you this year.Continue reading “10 Game Changing Choices You Can Make in 2020”

THE NEXT FIFTEEN YEARS

THE NEXT FIFTEEN YEARS I have been amazed of late at how many people have asked me, “What are your plans for the next fifteen years?” Perhaps they see the new building completed, the campuses in place and the Student and Children’s Ministries booming and wonder, “What is the next big thing for Christ Church?”Continue reading “THE NEXT FIFTEEN YEARS”

Preaching the Old Testament (isn’t G rated)

To preach the Old Testament, three distinct things are required.  First, you must be able to tell a popping good story.  Old Testament stories must not be read; they must be told!  Second, you must be able to surround the listeners with enough background to contextualize the event.  If a preacher does not do this,Continue reading “Preaching the Old Testament (isn’t G rated)”

The Stuff of Legacy (Reflections on Fred Bishop)

      Of all the things I can say about my father, it would be most accurate to say he loves God.  As a child, I watched him saunter for hours throughout an old IOOF (Independent Order of Odd Fellows) cemetery located across the street from our six-room Southern Illinois cottage.  In a strangeContinue reading “The Stuff of Legacy (Reflections on Fred Bishop)”