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Join Us for 40 Days of Prayer!

January 16th, 2022 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We begin 2022 in prayer…40 messages and prayers of gratitude. 40 days. 40 speakers. 40 topics. I am not going to post the 40 days here and fill your inbox! Instead, I am going to point you to the playlist on YouTube in case you want to pray along with us at Backyard Church. 2020-2021 […]

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Four Things to Prepare Us for Temptation (Matt 4:1-11)

January 9th, 2022 · No Comments · Uncategorized

When we read the temptation of Christ in Matthew 4 there are a number of things that were done in advance of Jesus’ temptation. 1 – He was led by the Spirit. The Spirit’s lead is essential for us overcoming sin. It is quite hard to sin while being led by the Spirit. 2 – […]

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Book Review: Real Life Theology: Fuel for Effective and Faithful Disciple Making

January 5th, 2022 · No Comments · Uncategorized

How often do you find a 13-in-1 theology book that is focused on making disciples? The answer is – Once. “Real Life Theology” is the one. The 13 mini books that have been compiled into this single large volume are written by people with terminal degrees and people who are interested not just in academics […]

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5 Kingdom Predictions for 2022

January 1st, 2022 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

I believe there are big changes coming and they are only accelerating. COVID has made everything move faster than it already was. Here are a few things that I believe will happen in 2022 at a faster pace than ever before. 1 – We will see more people leave professional ministry. This will happen at […]

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Doctrine is Only As Good As…

December 29th, 2021 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

Doctrine is important but it can be easy to have doctrine as an end until itself. We want the truth. We want to know the truth…we want true biblical doctrine. But is that enough? I used to think it was but I don’t think so anymore. There are people out there who know biblical doctrine […]

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What We Know About Christmas

December 25th, 2021 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

I don’t know if Jesus was born on December 25th… I don’t know if there were three wise men or thirty… I don’t know if the room with the animals was part of a house or a cave or something else… There are many other things that I wish I knew with a higher level […]

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Only God Can Change Hearts

December 23rd, 2021 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

It must have been my training in psychology paired with a bit too much pride that in my younger years I really thought I could change a heart and mind. In psychology you are trained in methods of getting to the bottom of people’s issues and equipping them to make the needed changes to make […]

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Book Giveaway – “The New Testament In Its World” By N.T. Wright

December 10th, 2021 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

We are giving away a copy of N.T. Wright’s “The New Testament in Its World“! This is a $40 MASSIVE book and a wonderful read full of rich resources. My goal is to break 3500 Wineskins YouTube subscribers by the end of 2021. We are just over 3400 as of today…If we do that, I […]

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When Church Becomes the Messiah

December 9th, 2021 · 16 Comments · Uncategorized

One of the biggest issues I have seen over the years in Churches of Christ is that in some corners of our movement the church replaces Jesus as Messiah and Savior. That is never taught in an overt manner but it is the logical conclusion of some of our arguments. Jesus is the only savior…the […]

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Ezra, Grace, and the God of the Impossible!

December 4th, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I have been studying Ezra for Sunday and I am just blown away by how God took impossible situations and worked tremendous good out of them. A pagan king gives God glory and decides to send God’s people home. He gives them provisions for the trip. He even gives them articles that had been long […]

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