God of Miracles

Can you imagine the scene? Jesus just learning of the death of His cousin, John the Baptist, resting and most likely praying in the hill country of Golan Heights. The weight of His loss could not compare with His compassion for His people as He looked up and saw the large crowd. The first thought…

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Vision without Execution is Hallucination

About one year ago, my wife and I discovered black mold in our kitchen and it was horrifying. We immediately cleaned and disinfected the everything in the cabinets to make sure that the mold was gone. Two weeks later, all of the mold was back and it was so frustrating because we didn’t know where…

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Jesus Wants to Meet You

Our most recent sermon was based on John 4:1-42 and entitled, “He Had To Meet You.” I would encourage you to read through that section of scripture, as it is an incredible story about the heart of Jesus toward people in the margins. John tells us that Jesus had to go through Samaria, which is…

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What do you do when your wine runs out?

One of the privileges of being a pastor is the opportunity to not only attend but often participate in weddings. I have heard beautiful vows and have experienced the fear of rain at weddings. I am sure you have stories of some of your most memorable weddings. As an officiant, I have some memorable moments…

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Who is Jesus?

“Hey Google, how many Google searches happen every day on Google?” This was something that I asked Google this past week and the answer I found was staggering. Come to find out, there are 8.5 billion Google searches per day! That is approximately 2 trillion searches per year. Pretty crazy, right? With that, here are…

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Holding onto God’s Promises

“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” Hebrews 10:23 (NLT) My family and I went to Missouri over the summer to visit my mom. Misery you say? Yes, that’s what I said. The weather was very hot and humid. My mom lives…

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The Serious Business of Heaven

This Christmas, learn how to find and share contagious joy with your friends, family, and neighbors in and around Newbreak Church. I recently had the privilege of surprising both of my nephews at one of their weekday events. I was so excited to see them, and I got there early because I didn’t want to…

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Juggling Worry

Christmas is about peace, right? Christmas is supposed to be a season of peace. In fact, the birth of Jesus is announced as the “Arrival of Peace.” However, Christmas often times feels more like the arrival or worry and stress doesn’t it? The Harvard Medical School recently found that 62% of people have “elevated” levels…

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