Stand Firm in the Faith
Wednesday, February, 20, 2019 | 7:00 AM
Life’s circumstances often weigh us down as the burdens of this world overwhelm and constrain us. Our faith can be weakened by a seemingly unending series of uphill battles. Meer survival becomes an acceptable priority when navigating these storms.
Wednesday, January, 23, 2019 | 7:00 AM
What boggles my imagination is how my fatherly instincts pale in comparison to what God must feel as He looks down at His children. As I think about this, I begin to scratch at the surface of a new understanding of the verse in Exodus that describes God as a jealous God.
The Old Has Gone, The New Has Come
Wednesday, January, 16, 2019 | 7:00 AM
While familiarity of scripture may not breed contempt, in this instance it may breed complacency. You see, this scripture addresses REAL change, and we can’t overlook it. Notice the subtle but critical point of dependence highlighted here. If we are in Christ – the new has come – the old has GONE!
Avoiding Spiritual Burnout
Tuesday, September, 4, 2018 | 7:00 AM
We often interpret these encouraging words to mean that we find rest in Christ – that in the midst of our trials and tribulations, He is there to lighten the load for us. But His words point to a desire to remove more than just a physical burden.
Weathering The Life-Storms
Thursday, August, 9, 2018 | 7:00 AM
It’s been said that the only certainties in life are death and taxes, but I think you could add life-storms to that list as well. We have all experienced difficulties we can’t seem to explain, challenging circumstances we can’t seem to overcome, or tumultuous times that toss us about.
This Is Just The Beginning
Thursday, August, 2, 2018 | 7:00 AM
Have you ever had an encounter with God that has left its mark on your life? Many people look back on these experiences wishing to go back to them because of the feeling they had in those moments. The problem this presents is that only pursuing experiences with God will ultimately leave us empty.
The Great Pep Talk
Thursday, July, 26, 2018 | 7:00 AM
I recently asked each of you to quantify your mission field with respect to your family, neighborhood, job, community, social media, friends, and even those people you might struggle to love. Measuring our personal mission field in this way highlights the magnitude of work that is ahead of us.
Reflect His Light
Thursday, July, 19, 2018 | 7:00 AM
This Friday, July 20, Melanie and I celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. We are truly blessed to have each other, and we cherish our life together and the family God has blessed us with.
Driven By Grace
Thursday, July, 12, 2018 | 7:00 AM
Imagine for a moment looking up and being confronted with the awesome magnitude of God’s holiness juxtaposed to the mire of your sinful condition. How would you respond?
Are You Listening?
Thursday, June, 21, 2018 | 7:00 AM
Are you listening to me? Every parent out there has said these words to their children at least once. We see them looking at us, at times even nodding as if they understand. But then, they go and behave as if what we said went in one ear and out of the other.
Where Are You, Lord?
Thursday, June, 7, 2018 | 7:00 AM
Have you ever felt distant from God? Have you heard His promise to be near, but wondered where He was? This is a scary and dangerous place to be because of how quickly things seem to devolve. Questions begin swirling. Doubt starts raging. The silence becomes so thick you can feel it.
We're Known by Our Love
Thursday, May, 31, 2018 | 7:00 AM
As I scrolled through my news feed this week, I found myself asking a couple questions…why is everyone so angry…and why are so many of the angry people Christians? Now, I’m not ignorant of the issues, nor am I satisfied with the direction our culture is headed. But, I can’t help but think that Jesus would address things differently than we do.
This Is How You Change the World
Thursday, May, 17, 2018 | 7:00 AM
I worry about my children and the world they have to grow up in. I see the influences today’s kids and teenagers face and must admit that I did not have those kinds of pressures. The temptations and snares facing my children as they grow and mature are aimed at more than just tripping them up.
Trust The Process
Thursday, May, 10, 2018 | 7:00 AM
We live in an on-demand society. We can stream practically any TV show or movie that we want to in an instant through our TVs, phones, computers, or tablets. If there is something we want to buy, we can go on-line and order it.
Walking In Victory
Thursday, May, 3, 2018 | 7:00 AM
This will come as no surprise to those who know me, but I hate to lose. Period. It is one of my least favorite things in life. Losing is not just awful, it is the polar-opposite of God’s will for us.
God Meets ALL Our Needs
Thursday, April, 26, 2018 | 7:00 AM
We serve an awesome God who loves His children and willingly offers His provision to us. But we often misunderstand the intent of this provision and fall into a sense of entitlement when it comes to God’s blessings.
He Is Holy
Thursday, April, 19, 2018 | 7:00 AM
We kicked off our Names of God series this past Sunday by exploring “What’s In a Name,” and delving into the name God gave Himself, I AM.
Relating With God
Thursday, April, 5, 2018 | 7:00 AM
This past weekend was full of amazing celebrations of Christ’s agonizing death and miraculous resurrection. At KABC we had a fabulous turnout for our first ever Good Friday service and a packed house for Resurrection Sunday!
God's Purpose For Our Pain
Thursday, March, 29, 2018 | 7:00 AM
The last couple weeks have been such a whirlwind, and I must start by expressing our extreme appreciation for all of the prayers, texts, calls, meals, messages, and words of encouragement. It has been so humbling to be loved the way we have been loved through this process.
Thursday, March, 8, 2018 | 7:00 AM
I am a Christian. This should come as no surprise to anyone reading this. I see this title not as a label, or even as a simple classification of my religion. It is a description of the life I strive to lead in dedication and surrender to my Savior, Jesus Christ.
Surrendered To Grace
Thursday, March, 1, 2018 | 7:00 AM
Grace is a free gift from God, offered to us out of God’s love and unmerited favor toward us. For the most part, we understand that we don’t deserve this gift, yet far too often, we run ourselves ragged trying to earn it.
Repentance Starts With Us
Thursday, February, 22, 2018 | 7:00 AM
Our nation continues to feel the effects of last week’s horrific shooting at Stoneman Douglass high school. In the wake of unimaginable pain, we see news reports of false alarms and copycats along with displays of...
Holding On In The Midst of Tragedy
Thursday, February, 15, 2018 | 7:00 AM
Wednesday was a day of stark contrast. On a day that started with celebrating love, hate and violence broke in, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Our prayers are with the families in South Florida who were ripped apart by this tragedy.
Be Like Christ
Thursday, February, 8, 2018 | 7:00 AM
My grandparents celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last October, and the unity in their relationship is truly awe inspiring. You can’t think about one of them without the other. It’s always Nana and Papa.
Our Source of Strength
Thursday, February, 1, 2018 | 7:00 AM
The topic of temptation is addressed directly throughout scripture, and appropriately so. We are imperfect beings, prone to failure, each with our own struggles. As much as we might like to believe we are above the draw of sin, it’s just simply not true.
The Choice Is Yours
Thursday, January, 25, 2018 | 7:00 AM
This Sunday we discussed how Jesus made it very clear that He came to bring life to those who follow Him. But I fear that even as we strive to follow Him we fail to walk in the abundantly renewed life He intends for us.
Thursday, January, 18, 2018 | 7:00 AM
“You shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Jesus used His last recorded words in scripture before ascending into heaven to give clear instructions to His followers.
Thursday, January, 11, 2018 | 7:00 AM
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been praying for my grandfather, George McRae. At 4:05 Wednesday afternoon his suffering ended, and he went home to be with the Lord. He was a wonderful man who was indeed larger-than-life.
Thursday, January, 4, 2018 | 7:00 AM
Happy New Year to all of you! I hope you have all been blessed by the first three days of 2018. At this time of the year our minds typically turn to thoughts of change, and these thoughts usually center around the superficial adjustments we want to make in our lives.