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Tips, ideas, articles, and ruminations about the art and craft of preaching.

Jesus Died for Us (video)

By Church, Preaching
The heart of the gospel is that Christ died for us. The message of Christianity is not about what we do for God but what he has done for us. What makes this message even more remarkable is that “Christ died for the ungodly” and “while we were still sinners.” In other words, he didn’t reward us for our good behavior. It’s important to note that it is God who took the initiative: “God demonstrates his own love for us.” We respond in faith to what God has already done. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience church planter with Stadia former former president, Church...
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Saying Yes to God

By Church, Preaching
The two most basic words in the English language are also two of the most powerful … yes and no. When Tonya said yes to my marriage proposal, that yes has impacted every day of my life for over thirty years. The word no can change your life, too. You probably have a few yes/no stories of your own. A vibrant spiritual life is one that says YES to God more than it says NO. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience church planter with Stadia former former president, Church Planters of the Rockies masters in management and leadership helped start 2 for-profit tech companies...
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Church – It’s Not About You (video)

By Church, Preaching
Although this verse is a rather standard greeting of Paul’s, it would be wrong to simply dismiss it. When Paul refers to the church, he makes a very important theological statement: the church itself is “in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Paul reminds them of their position in God and in Christ, not just as individuals but collectively as the church. We are in God and in Christ because God has chosen us. John the Apostle would later write, “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:10). This message emphasizes that the church exists for God, not the other way around. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one...
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Mountainview Vision Sunday 2021 (video)

By Church, Preaching
Our annual Vision Sunday message at Mountainview. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience church planter with Stadia former former president, Church Planters of the Rockies masters in management and leadership helped start 2 for-profit tech companies Need a Speaker or Presenter? Interested in having me speak for your church, conference, or organization? Follow this link to learn more.
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You Belong Here – The Outcast

By Church, Preaching
John 4 tells the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well. While the conversation initially begins with a request for water, Jesus quickly steers it into a topic that she was trying to avoid: her shame. There was a reason why she was drawing water at a time of day when few other people would be there. She had been married multiple times and was currently living with someone who was not her husband. When Jesus asks about her husband, he is not trying to embarrass her but to prove that he is from God. In this story, there are several levels of outcast involved: how Jews viewed Samaritans, how men treated women, and the fact that she had been married many times. Like people today, Jesus does not let her past or her status disqualify her from God’s love. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube...
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