VIDEO – Life is Good When You’re Hated

Vintage Church Sunday Worship Gathering: In this Sunday message, I preach from Matthew 5:10-12 about what Jesus teaches about perseverance during hate and persecution. Those that follow Jesus will indeed experience persecution and hate from the world. But if we persevere, our reward will be great in Heaven! “Blessed are those who are persecuted because ofContinue reading “VIDEO – Life is Good When You’re Hated”

PODCAST – “I’m a pastor, but a person too.”

Hey everyone! Last week, I had the opportunity to join my friends from Upstate South Carolina, Marty and Josh, on their podcast called Tatoos & Jesus. This is a podcast where conversations take place about coffee (both good and bad coffee!), counseling and Christianity! This conversation is really funny, but also very serious at times.Continue reading “PODCAST – “I’m a pastor, but a person too.””

It’s time to Refocus!

The Lent season has begun! Our church in New Orleans is doing several things together to help foster a time of intentional focus on the Lord, leading up to Easter. It’s always a spiritually refreshing time for me. Wherever you are in life, this is a great time to be intentional about refocusing and seekingContinue reading “It’s time to Refocus!”

VIDEO – Life is Good When You Grieve

Vintage Church Sunday Worship Gathering: In this Sunday message, I’m joined by my friend Christi Hagans as we talk about the topic of grief and mourning. I give us four biblical truths about mourning and she shares some application from her own grief experience and as a counselor. It was a powerful time for ourContinue reading “VIDEO – Life is Good When You Grieve”

A Better Way to Live

When you take a step back and look around, you see a lot of pressure to blend in with the status quo, work your way up the ladder of approval and even make a great name for yourself. For many, that’s their ultimate aim in life. I’m not saying that success, great performance and achievements areContinue reading “A Better Way to Live”

PODCAST – Refocus Devotional!

Hey everyone! Last week, I had the opportunity to hop on our Vintage Church Podcast with Pastor Dustin to discuss the Refocus Devotional I recently wrote and published. I’m so excited for all the people that have already purchased the devotional and I hope it’s an encouragement to them. If you haven’t purchased it yetContinue reading “PODCAST – Refocus Devotional!”

Advent Devotional – Who’s Your King?

“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the kingContinue reading “Advent Devotional – Who’s Your King?”

Advent Devotional – Applying the Divine

“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 When God sent his Son to accomplish the work he did on our behalf, God was sending Himself. Therefore, divinityContinue reading “Advent Devotional – Applying the Divine”

Advent Devotional – Servanthood Matters

And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,and whoever would beContinue reading “Advent Devotional – Servanthood Matters”