Insights from Pastor Tom

Giving Away Leadership

“After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Luke 10:1-2     Twelve men had…

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Not Ashamed of the Gospel

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16   I remember clearly the moment I first clearly understood the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was a freshman in college. Billy Graham…

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Life on Life

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”  Ephesians 6:4   One of my favorite childhood memories was deer hunting with my dad and my older brother. Every fall, when the leaves start falling and the temperature starts to drop, I remember that twinkle in my…

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God’s Suddenlies

“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.” Acts 2:2    There are times when it seems like God’s purposes move as slowly as a blackwater, East coast river. And then there are times when God’s purposes burst forth…

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A Gospel for the Whole Earth

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”  Acts 1:8  This week, Beth and I have had the privilege of attending the Vineyard Missional Leaders Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.…

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Faith is Spelled “RISK”

“Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Matthew  14:29-30 “There is more.” My wife, Beth, shared this simple but powerful message with us on Sunday. Something about her message…

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