Pound For Pound

I've often heard that Sugar Ray Leonard was pound for pound the best boxer of them all.Meaning that he wasn't the biggest or the strongest, but if you put his skills and his heart into to body of a heavyweight, no one could beat him.Maybe that's true.As we move into...

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I Can’t Believe They’re Doing That In Church . . .

On most Sundays, I like to have one element that will make people do a double take.The kind of thing that will make them say to themselves, "I can't believe they're doing that in church!"For example, our Fight Of Your Life series started with the band playing...

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Better To Be Wrong . . .

I may be learning something in leadership.It's better to be wrong than indecisive.That's a tough idea to swallow, isn't it? But as I chew on it (hopefully, to swallow it), I believe it be more and more accurate.If I make a wrong decision, the people I lead on the...

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Eureka Moments

In doing the early study for a Sunday message, I often encounter eureka moments.It could be something I read in a commentary. It could be something I scrawl on my notepad as I'm brainstorming around the passage or the subject. Or it could even be something that...

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What Can’t Be Stolen

So my friend Chris Macedo was sick while trying to lead the music portion of our worship service yesterday. He had the remnants of the flu/bronchitis bug that has been ravaging Charlotte and Fort Mill recently.But he said the most interesting thing to the congregation...

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11,000 Door Hangers Can’t Be Wrong

As you probably know, sermon series are important to us at Good Shepherd.It's how we think and how we plan and how we pray.And we've done a lot of thinking and planning and praying over this new one: The Fight Of Your Life.The series is worthy of such effort because...

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New York State Of Mind

As I posted on Tuesday, I spent a little more than 24 hours in New York City in my unofficial role as "Vice President's Husband."The 24th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner raised over $6.3 million towards the effort to locate a cure for paralysis. Sponsored by the...

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I Stink At Hospitality

Whenever I have taken those spiritual gift inventories, I score high on the gifts of teaching and healing.And low on the gift of hospitality. As in it is the opposite of a spiritual gift for me. It is a spiritual burden.So Monday, I led a meeting with five of our...

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Trip To New York

Today I'm in New York City attending the 24th Annual Sports Legends Dinner.Why in the world am I there?In my official role as a Vice-President's husband. My wife Julie is a VP of Sales with Kinetic Concepts, Inc., a leading-edge medical device company based out of San...

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Tongues In Speaking

I have loved researching, preparing, and then delivering the sermons for the Rubber, Meet Road series.It's given me a new appreciation for that entire process.More importantly, it's given me a new appreciation for the book of James.What I previously thought to be a...

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