Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Probably Both” #TheTable

Symbols are common in the Christian’s world. A crown – royalty; victory A dove – peace; the Holy Spirit A door – opportunity or closure Fire – glory of God; Holy Spirit A cross – love, hope, redemption But there is an overlooked symbol taken for granted that is needed more than ever in ourContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Probably Both” #TheTable”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Grief”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.           Sunday, we continued our seriesContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Grief””

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “I Don’t Have to Look”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.           Yesterday we continued our seriesContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “I Don’t Have to Look””

Pastor to Pastor: Getting and Gathering Sermon Ideas

Prepping for sermons…well, I love prepping (said in the voice of Stanley from “The Office” from the pretzel day episode). I love preaching. Declaring the love of Christ to people is such an amazing privilege that I do not take lightly. It’s why I go full-tilt on my preaching preparation. My wife will tell you, myContinue reading “Pastor to Pastor: Getting and Gathering Sermon Ideas”

Done with Guilt: Recap of 10 items from Sunday at KFirst #ChangeTheStation

We’re coming out of week 2 of our series “Change the Station” and Anne and I had quite a few requests for some of the notes  from the message, “Get Tuned In” as we dealt with the issue of guilt.   Scripture: Romans 7:18-25; 8:1-6; 26-39 The state of your life is usually a reflection ofContinue reading “Done with Guilt: Recap of 10 items from Sunday at KFirst #ChangeTheStation”

A2B: 2 Ways to Engage in Our New Series at Kfirst

Life isn’t about destinations.  It’s about the journey. The journey helps us move from where we are today (A) to where God wants us to be (B).  We like to start endeavors. We like to complete them.  It’s the journey in between that we don’t look forward to.  Many times, the process from A toContinue reading “A2B: 2 Ways to Engage in Our New Series at Kfirst”

Series Preaching: 5 Reasons I choose to preach in series.

I recognize that this blog won’t apply to a lot of people.  But I have a tremendous heart for pastors.  Also, I know that everyone has their preference in preaching styles whether you are the one delivering the message or you are the listener. I’m not writing to proclaim that my style and/or approach is theContinue reading “Series Preaching: 5 Reasons I choose to preach in series.”

“Warning: Choking Hazard” New series starting @kalamazoofirst

As a kid, the idea of choking frightened me.  If you’ve never choked on anything, you’ve never felt the sheer panic of fighting to regain the breath of life that we take so for granted.  Just one act of “choking” will have you monitoring the size of food going into your mouth and the amountContinue reading ““Warning: Choking Hazard” New series starting @kalamazoofirst”

From the Sermon Cutting Room Floor: The Devil Made Me Do part 2

It’s what pastors do.  We reflect on what we preached.  The tough side is to not be your biggest critic and yet, you still are. You ponder what you said and what you didn’t say.  Monday is a chance to go over twitter and facebook to see some of the posts.  Here’s a few fromContinue reading “From the Sermon Cutting Room Floor: The Devil Made Me Do part 2”

2 Minute Devo Series: Book of Matthew Day 4

Welcome to our 2 Minute Devos.  This month we’re going through the Book of Matthew.  Take the time to read through the passage of the day and listen to the 2 Minute Devo. Matthew 4:18-5:16 Jesus Calls the First Disciples 18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter)Continue reading “2 Minute Devo Series: Book of Matthew Day 4”