Kingdom Come Assignment Week One

Our new series, Kingdom Come, starts this Sunday.  It will have 4 components: 1. Praying the Lord’s Prayer Daily 2. Studying the Beatitudes in Small Groups, Sunday School and in Sermons 3. Reading and studying “Who is This Man?” on Wednesday night. 4. Getting involved in missions around the world. As I prayed about this…

A Prayer Template

The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6 is a pattern for prayer and is not intended to be prayed the same way every time.  It is a simple pattern that we can pray every day and we do not have to say the exact words each time.  Jesus pulled together the 18 prayers of His day…

Intro to the Lord’s Prayer

When we first came home from Russia the girls started calling me Papa.  In Russia we were Alan and Kim but at some point in time between Moscow and Washington D.C. we became Papa and Mama.  I have enjoyed being called Papa.  The teachers at the Elementary School say, “Hello Papa” when they see me…

The Glue

In Romans 12 Paul challenged the church to become “living sacrifices.”  We have translated this chapter to mean that we should humble ourselves to one another and see the other 286 people at BCN as celebrities who deserve not only God’s grace but our grace.  We serve God by serving one another.  Christians who serve…

The Coefficient Drag of 287 Nazarenes

The words of Paul in Romans 12 have convicted our congregation over the last month.  We really do want to become “living sacrifices” that are not conformed to this world but transformed from the inside out.  The men have made tremendous confessions and our ladies are more and more determined and getting stronger as a…