Ready and Powerful
April 3rd, 2020
On Sunday morning, Jurie walked us through one of the most well-known parts of scripture, where Paul uses the extended metaphor of armor to convey how Christians prepare for battle (Ephesians 6:13-17)...
Absence... and Presence
March 26th, 2020
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Sometimes, I think that's entirely true. Sometimes, though, I think that in our independence, our stance with regard to people is more "out of sight,...
March 19th, 2020
On Sunday morning, JP walked us through Ephesians 4, showing us Paul's guidance for how to walk with God. Today, I just want to focus on the very beginning of the chapter: I, therefore, the prisoner o...
Planted and Fearless, pt. 2
March 11th, 2020
Last year, just as this blog was getting going, I wrote a post called Planted and FEARLESS. Today, watching the world buy all the toilet paper because of novel coronavirus-19, I'm reminded of the sent...
March 3rd, 2020
On Sunday morning, Karin emphasized one phrase in Ephesians 2: "But God." Throughout the Bible, that phrase shows that despite mankind's rebellion, sinfulness, willfulness, foolishness, or frightful c...
February 26th, 2020
Do you ever feel like you're just waiting for your life to begin? Do you ever think you're waiting for God to call you according to His purpose, as it says in Romans 8:28? In the book of Ephesians, Pa...
Fast and Pray
February 20th, 2020
Have you noticed that lately, everybody is on a diet? Maybe your best friend is doing a paleo-keto-Atkins-South Beach-juice fast-water fast-intermittent fast-low carb-gluten free-sugar free-ingredient...
February 12th, 2020
Do you ever feel like you're waiting around for God's voice to lead you to your destined calling? On Sunday morning, Jurie used the very practical handout shown here to help us pray through scripture ...
Striving vs. Peace
February 6th, 2020
On Sunday morning, Jurie painted a beautiful picture for us. When we stop striving to balance all the "priorities" in our lives - spouse, kids, work, religion, hobbies, rest - and have God's will as o...
She Heard God's Voice, pt. 2
January 28th, 2020
Last week, I described my daughter's amazing experience of hearing God's voice through the prayers and exhortations of her church family. This week, I want to share the aftermath.We often hear, "I kno...
She Heard God's Voice
January 21st, 2020
The Vision statement for 5twelve City Church is, "People telling stories of Jesus changing lives through them." Today, I want to tell you a story.A 13-year-old girl sat during worship with her mom. On...
Be the Gift You Are
December 10th, 2019
This week, the focus of Jurie's sermon was leadership, but not the kind of leadership most of us would expect. He didn't talk about the traits that make someone a good CEO, head of a university depart...