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Recent Blog Posts

  • What does it mean to repent and believe?

    When Jesus started preaching in Galilee, He tells us the Kingdom of God is at hand. His message was “repent and believe.” Because Jesus is King…His kingdom is both a present reality and a future hope. In the person of Jesus Christ, […] Read More

  • Jesus’ Call And Our Response

    As we continued our series on the Gospel of Mark, we came to the passage where Jesus called His first disciples. In Mark 1:14-20, Jesus invites Simon, Andrew, James, & John to follow Him. In Mark’s fast-paced style, this pivotal moment in the lives of […] Read More


    Jesus’ life & ministry serves as an EXAMPLE of what we should do & as an EXCHANGE FOR what we could never do. In fact this is what separates Jesus’ Gospel from every other religion. Religion is all about what you must DO to please God and EARN His blessing. The Gospel, […] Read More

  • Becoming A Confident Leader

    If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that leading through a pandemic is HARD! Most of us started 2020 with all the hope and promise of a new year. We had confidence in our plans and confidence in our ability to lead […] Read More

  • Praise God Anyhow

    At Freedom Bible Church, we have been teaching through the Book of Habakkuk. Over the course of our study, I have really grown to love this prophet and this book. It is such a raw, honest look at Habakkuk’s prayer journal and his conversations […] Read More

  • Habakkuk 2:4 – The Text That Changed The World

    This past Sunday at Freedom Bible Church, we continued our series on the Book of Habakkuk by looking at arguably one of the most important passages in the Bible. Habakkuk 2:4 is the central verse of the entire book and it defines the theme of the book […] Read More

  • We Have … Let Us

    In Hebrew 10:19-25, the writer of Hebrews tells us that we have certain privileges as followers of Jesus that lead to responsibilities as followers of Christ. He uses two, two-word phrases to make his point: we have & let us.    WE HAVE… LET US… When God […] Read More

  • God Uses Everyday Servants

    God uses everyday servants. One of the main reasons God doesn’t use us the way we think He should is because we spend our days pursuing our own will and going about our work in our own power and strength. You see with God…less is […] Read More

  • Trust and Obedience: Work Out What What God Works In

    Philippians 2:12-18 teach us a lot about Christian discipleship and God’s expectations for His people. This passage shows us that the Christian faith stands on two foundations: TRUST and OBEDIENCE. As followers of Jesus, we are to pursue a lifetime of obedience. Our […] Read More

  • Highly Exalted

    Highly Exalted

    Philippians 2:5-11 is believed to have been an ancient hymn sung by the early church. This week we looked at the second half of the passage that shows the upward steps of Jesus’ glorification: it begins with His resurrection, followed by His ascension, culminating when the glory […] Read More

  • Hope for Racial Reconciliation

    Let’s be honest, the world we live in is a mess! We’ve all seen the videos of the deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. We’ve watched peaceful protest get hijacked by rioting, looting, and even more violence. This has left us […] Read More


    This is an unprecedented Easter…no one anticipated celebrating THIS DAY in our pajamas at home. And while we couldn’t have predicted a pandemic: none of it caught God by surprise! We still get to celebrate that He Is Risen! While we don’t […] Read More


    Jesus said, “it is finished” as He hung on the cross. While this is an unprecedented Easter, no one anticipated celebrating THIS DAY in our pajamas at home. And while we couldn’t have predicted a pandemic, none of it caught God by […] Read More

  • Faith Is Our Victory

    Gideon is an unlikely hero that God transforms from a fearful coward to a fearless “mighty man of valor.” He shows us that through our faith comes victory. The reality is that we will either be overcome because of our fear OR over-comers because […] Read More

  • Sacrificial Grace Demands Sacrificial Generosity

    A little can become a lot with Jesus. There’s not a more powerful story that embodies this principle than the story of the widow’s offering in Mark 12 & Luke 21. It gives us a glimpse into the kind of generosity God requires of us. Mark […] Read More

  • A Powerful Lesson About Open-handed Generosity

    A Powerful Lesson About Open-handed Generosity

    The feeding of the 5000, found in Mark 6:34-44 is one of the greatest miracles Jesus ever performed. When Jesus fed 5000 people with five loaves and two fish, it was not just a powerful display of His divine power and compassion, but it […] Read More


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