Joy that Gives

As we continued our series “Unshackled: Joy Beyond Circumstances” this past weekend at Eastbrook Church I walked us through Philippians 1:27-2:11, where the Apostle Paul shifts his attention from his present circumstances to the situation of the Philippians.

You can view the video and sermon outline of this message, “The Joy of Faith,” below. You can also follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

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Hearing God in the Darkness

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I continued our series on the book of Job, “Finding God in the Darkness,” this past weekend at Eastbrook. This was the fifth message in this six-part series that takes us through the traditional season of Lent with an accompanying daily devotional.

You can watch the message here, following along with the outline below. You can also follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

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Aiming for Second Place

It was a real pleasure for me to speak this past weekend in the worship services at Elmbrook Church as part of their series “Greatest Hits.” Not only is my good friend, Jason Webb, the Senior Pastor there, but my first ministry position in Wisconsin was as the Pastor of Collegiate Ministries at Elmbrook (2003-2008). That seems like a lifetime ago. I am always so grateful for the many people from that community who have poured into me and my family over the years. If interested, you can watch a video of the message below, as well as access the sermon outline and discussion questions.

Aiming for Second Place (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message at Eastbrook Church this past weekend entitled “Aiming for Second Place” from our “Life Verse” series.

Discussion Questions:

  1. If someone asked you what the goal of your life is, what would you say?
  2. This week, we continue our series, “Life Verse,” by looking at John the Baptist and his relationship to Jesus. Begin your study by asking God to speak to you through the Scripture. Read the John 3:23-30 out loud.
  3. How would you describe John’s view of Jesus in contrast with his view of himself from this passage? What do you notice about what John is concerned with and what he is not concerned with?Read More »

Aiming for Second Place

Life-Verse-Thumbnail-200x200This weekend at Eastbrook Church I concluded our “Life Verse” series with a message on my life verse, John 3:22-30, where John the Baptist says, in reference to Jesus: “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

You can listen to my message at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow the RSS feed for Eastbrook sermons or follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter or Facebook. My message outline is included below:

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