How are you like the woman Jesus met at the well? How might an encounter with the Messiah transform your life? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on John 4:1-42.
1 Kings 19 records the story of Elijah retreating with God and being sent back into the world on God’s mission. How can this encounter be a template for our own spiritual formation? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on this text.
Hannah’s prayer for a son dramatically shaped and changed her life – and the lives of all who came after her. How might our spiritual practices serve a role in our own spiritual formation? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11.
We start a new series on 1 Thessalonians, and Pastor David introduces his Doctor of Ministry project starting next January. Listen here!
What are you reading in the Bible these days? What is your routine? Do you read a lot, or a little? We can get tied up in a lot of questions like these when we think about our spiritual lives.
Here’s a different sort of question to ask yourself: Where does scripture breathe into your life? Continue reading
Recently, I have heard a few people at church express their concern that my Doctor of Ministry work is leading to one inevitable outcome: my “moving on” to another pastoral position at some other church. If those few people had the courage to share their feelings with me directly, I can only imagine that others of you may be feeling the same thing privately.
Let me clear some things up for you: I have no intention of leaving Mt. Haley any time soon. I am not doing this Doctor of Ministry degree as a “career advancement” move. I’m doing these studies because I believe in this ministry, the Mt. Haley Church of God, and I want to enhance both my skills as a pastor and our ministry together as a congregation. Continue reading
Jesus once famously said that he is “the way, the truth, and the life.” What does that have to do with our lives today? What is “the way”? And how does this connect to a piece of English literature from three and a half centuries ago? Click below to hear Pastor David’s sermon on John 14:1-14.