The Gospel Changes Everything

Welcome to a new Sermon Series!  You might call this a “gospel primer.”  I have long said the gospel changes everything. Think about how bad news can change everything.  Everybody over 20 will probably remember what it felt like to watch the world trade center fall to the ground on live TV.  Everybody over 25

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An Advent Meditation

It is useful to stop. Stop and consider advent.  The coming of the king.  During Advent we need to be silent. Consider with me for just one moment our own brokenness.  The middle east war is only heating up, yet thousands have already fallen to the atrocities of ISIS. In America we are more divided

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It’s almost that time of year again…

Thanksgiving, yes it is, but that’s not what I mean.  Christmas? Advent?  yes.. but no. Where is he going with this?? It’s almost time for officer nominations.  We as a congregation are not led by me, the pastor.  We aren’t led by the staff.  Ultimately we are led by a group of elders and deacons.

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A challenge to us all

I just read an article about a church that has stopped doing traditional charity work, and I was so excited that I had to run over here and post some thoughts immediately. For a long time we have tried at BCC to adjust the charitable giving we do according to a few principles.  We want to

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Because I ache

I am just aching today.  I can’t explain it.  Sometimes my heart and my mind get confused.  But there is a deep ache in my soul. You ever experience that?  An ache deep down that you can’t always make sense out of that doesn’t seem to go away?  Sometimes it’s difficult to sort out whats

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What I am praying for

For the sake of BCC and her future I am praying for a few things.  There are individual prayers of course, people struggling with various sicknesses, relational struggles, family dynamics, etc.  But I want to share my larger prayers for the body of Christ at BCC. 1) conversion.  I believe there may be some of

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Weddings and Churches

I was married during a church service, so I am biased.  There, now that that’s out of the way, may we continue? There are few things I love more than doing a wedding as a part of a church service.  Don’t be offended if that’s not the way you chose to do yours, I am

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The heartbreak of brokenness

I just read an article in the Bismarck Tribune about a family in Platte, SD.  The article tells the tragic story of what appears to be a husband and father murdering his entire family, committing suicide and setting their home ablaze. They all appear to have been great people.  The kids excelled at sports and

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Going Home

For a long time I have struggled with what to make of church “Homecoming.”  In the context where I grew up, it was the Sunday that everyone who had moved a few blocks away (closer to the OTHER church in town) decided to drive over to our town and come to the service.  We got

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We need a movement of men

Men, do not tarry.  Do not wait.  Stop procrastinating.  We need this.  NOW. Here’s what we will watch together. If that doesn’t convince you, watch this one too. Third Saturday of every month 9:00 AM

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