Absolute Truth: This Sunday at Harvest

In 2009, a Barna poll revealed that Americans are more interested in faith and spirituality than they are in Christianity. Barna said that Americans increasingly want to shape their own faith experience, in his words, “concoct[ing] a uniquely personal brand of faith.” “What they’ve done is they have put together a whole series of beliefs and a series of religious practices and a series of relationships and connections–all of that that makes sense to them and helps them to feel . . . read more ›

Giving Ourselves to God

The Bible tells us that, in light of all that God has done for us, we should then present ourselves to Him. If we will do this, then we will know His will for our lives. The apostle Paul writes in Romans 12:1-2: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed . . . read more ›


Tonight in Orange County, I will speak on knowing the will of God. One of the things I will mention is the importance of thinking about what we say before we say it. A helpful acronym that you can use when wondering if you should spread a certain piece of information is T.H.I.N.K. Ask yourself the following questions: T – Is it true? In other words, this thing that you have heard about someone else, is this accurate information? Or is it just gossip or . . . read more ›

The Jesus Tablet?

You probably have heard that Apple is supposedly going to announce a new tablet computer this week. I am interested to see what the specs are, and what it can do. I really am a fan of technology, and without question Apple builds fantastic, groundbreaking products. In fact, this post was typed on an Apple laptop. However . . . The Messiah machine? This new tablet has been hailed by some as “The Jesus Tablet,” and others are calling it “The Messiah . . . read more ›

How to Know the Will of God

I will be back at Harvest on Sunday morning to speak on a topic that we all wonder about: the will of God. Does God indeed have a master plan for our lives? If so, how do I discover it? How do I hear His voice? How do I know the will of God? These are important questions, and they are not easily answered, but we will take a shot at this weekend. You are invited to join us for . . . read more ›