I Love Jesus but hate church…

That was the story of my senior year.  I had an encounter with Jesus the summer before that changed my life. Before then I didn’t believe in Jesus or like church. But the summer of 2003, I met Jesus and He changed my life.  My prayer life was real and God was...

Make a Difference

Many wealthy men when they get older start giving money away in philanthropy.  They spend their lives building wealth and then they begin to give it away.  Maslow was a famous phycologist that says there are 6 layers to the hierarchy of needs. First come things like...

Discover Purpose

I met a guy not too long ago, that wrecked me.  He asked me how I was doing.  I gave my usual answer “Living the dream.”  He got really somber, which is not like him.  He said you do not know how lucky you are.  Now this guy has a six figure income and his...

Find Freedom

What do you think of when you think of freedom?  Some might think of the civil war, others William Wallace in Braveheart, and some vacation.  All of us know there are people who are oppressed and are treated as less than.  I was at a pastors conference recently where...

Know God

Before Jesus, there was a mediator to meet with God.  You could not go to God on your own even to make a sacrifice, but had to go to a priest to stood the gap.  If you were not Jewish or a woman you could only go so far into the temple.  If you were clean, you could...