Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-13 Sermon Notes: What keeps us from fulfilling God’s good purposes in our lives? Sin As a church, we seek to be a place where sin doesn’t have a fighting chance. -Hebrews 5:12-14 3 Graces: 1. Prevenient grace Grace that goes before. 2. Justifying grace Grace that saves us from the guilt […]
Dear Capstone Family, Recently I came across the following article online, offering reasons why churches with missions like ours often are unsuccessful in accomplishing that mission. While God has given us some success, I believe there is always room for improvement. So, I would like to share this article with you. I hope it blesses […]
Scripture: 1 Kings 18:18-19:15 Selah: “Stop and think about it” You are called to be faithful and fruitful. Selah reminds you of your identity so you can fulfill your destiny. -1 Timothy 4:16 Action: Start and end each day this week with a brief time of selah.
Dear Capstone Family, I am finally back in Tuscaloosa after two wonderful weeks of vacation. I want to thank you for allowing me some much needed rest and relaxation. During my time off, I visited friends and family, took an impromptu trip to a theme park, read some books, and explored the Florida beaches. It […]
Scripture: Genesis 1:31-2:3 On the Seventh day, God created menuha, rest. God made the Sabbath Holy “The Sabbath is a day for the sake of life… and not for the purpose of enhancing the effiency of humanity’s work.” Abraham Heschel The Sabbath is where we learn to live in eternity. The Sabbath is not […]
Scripture: Exodus 33:12-17 Selah: a rest, usually in musical direction; to pause, to reflect. How do we find selah in our lives? We trust God. “My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest.” -Exodus 33.14 He will put us where He wants us, not where we want to be.
The Power of the Dragon Acts 1:8 In China, dragons are symbols of power. The church is at its best when it is blessing the world. The hard question every church must ask: If my church didn’t exist, would my city miss it? “It was evident, from the moment I arrived, that this school existed […]
Dear Capstone Family, Last week, I started a 2-part sermon on my trip to China. If you weren’t able to attend service, I hope you’ve had time to listen online (check out www.thecapstoneumc.org or iTunes for last week’s message). Many of you have shared some deep insights based on last week’s sermon. I’m thrilled you’re […]
Nehemiah 1-2 1. FaithWork always begins with the belief that things can get better. -But, in order to believe things can get better, you have to accept reality. 2. The world can stifle your faith-filled actions, but it can never keep you from faith-filled praying. 3. When you learn the ways the world reaches, you […]
Dear Capstone Family, I am finally back from China! Though it’s only been two weeks, I feel like I haven’t see you all in forever. I’m very much looking forward to joining you in worship this Sunday. This mission trip to China an was a surprising, inspiring, powerful experience. While I will share much of […]