The Big Question

I have learned quickly that being a church planting missionary constantly challenges my comfort zone. First, we are living in an inner city neighborhood unlike any place I’ve ever lived before. The city can be intimidating, especially for a guy who grew up in rural Kentucky! I spent a majority of my life surrounded by […]

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Encouragement in the Calling

I continue to be amazed at the movement God is orchestrating in raising up a people burdened for the urban communities of North America. Frankly, I’m humbled that He has called and empowered me, a rural white boy who grew up surrounded by cornfields, to be a part of this movement. Honestly, I never anticipated […]

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Garden Variety Courage (part 5)

In my last post I continued our study of Luke 22:39-46 by examining how Jesus demonstrated courage in His darkest hour by forgoing His fear. In this final post we will focus on how Jesus demonstrated courage in His darkest hour by finishing His mission (v. 45). Five of my favorite words in this entire passage come in verse 45: “He […]

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Garden Variety Courage (part 4)

In my last post I continued our study of Luke 22:39-46 by examining how Jesus demonstrated courage in His darkest hour by feeling vulnerable. In this post, I will focus on how Jesus demonstrated courage in His darkest hour by forgoing His fear (v. 42). When someone forgoes something, it means they relinquish it; it means they give […]

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Garden Variety Courage (part 3)

In my last post I continued our study of Luke 22:39-46 by examining how Jesus demonstrated courage in His darkest hour by falling to His knees in prayer. In this post I will take a look at how Jesus demonstrated courage in His darkest hour by feeling vulnerable (v. 42-44). The absolute tension in verse 42 […]

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Garden Variety Courage (part 2)

In my first post I began a study of Luke 22:39-46 by examining how Jesus demonstrated courage in His darkest hour by facing His reality. In this post I want to focus on how Jesus demonstrated courage in His darkest hour by falling to His knees in prayer (v. 40-41, 44, 46). These four verses hold the key to […]

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