Faith Like Abraham

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After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision:    “Do not be afraid, Abram.   I am your shield,   your very great reward.”  2 But Abram said, “Sovereign LORD, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant … Read More

Check out Messages in Video Format

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This post is just to let you know that there is the possibility to check out messages at Lafayette First Assembly of God on Vimeo.  Most of the messages there are mine, but you can also see some from others who have taught on a Sunday morning.  Just check on this link to see what’s there!

Double Your Missions Giving Until the End of October

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 We have big news to announce about our missions giving this month of October!     Someone in our congregation has stepped up and made a commitment that they will MATCH ALL giving made to First Assembly’s missions fund through the rest of October!  What this means for you is whatever amount you generously give to our missions fund in October will … Read More

Beauty and Power

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This amazing picture of a volcano in Iceland from National Geographic is a vivid reminder of the power and beauty of God to me. And just think–we live on a relatively small piece of our galaxy! Consider the shaking of the ground and what it must have sounded like beyond how visually impacting it is!

Final States

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Q: Do people in hell have a chance to get out? This question, submitted at our February 6 Q Morning, raises a number of significant issues. Beyond the basic question about the finality of hell, it is a fundamental question about the justice of God. I won’t pretend that I can plumb all the implications of the question here, but … Read More

Kenyan Lessons

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I have been asked a number of times how my trip to Kenya was–let me answer you–it was absolutely wonderful. From the moment I got off the plane in Nairobi on Monday night until I left on Friday night, I found Kenya to be a beautiful place with hospitable and humble people. Additionally, I discovered a side of the world … Read More

Joseph in the Waiting Room

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I’m really charged about our latest series, “Life in the Waiting Room” started last Sunday.  This week, we’ll continue to draw on stories that involve waiting in the Bible and see what lessons and applications there are for us. This weekend we’ll turn to a story that involves all kinds of long waits–waiting in a well while his brothers sold … Read More

Holiness

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44 I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves along the ground. 45 I am the LORD, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy. 46 “‘These are the regulations concerning animals, birds, every living thing that moves … Read More

A Trip to Africa

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This next week I’ll be going to Nairobi, Kenya to see some of the ministries of Mission of Mercy and connect with those who are carrying out this work among orphans.  I’ll be leaving Sunday, February 20 after church and will return on Saturday, February 26.   I’ve never been to Africa, and I am looking forward to the experience. … Read More

Women in Leadership

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Q:  Are women allowed to serve in leadership at First Assembly?  It seems like it’s always men who preach, lead worship, usher, administer communion, and serve as deacons.  Why don’t women do any of those things? This great question was handed in on a note card at our “Q Sunday” event on February 6.  The answer is simple: Yes, women … Read More