WHY YOU’RE NOT HAPPY

For a long time, one of my biggest weaknesses in life was candy. Starburst, Sour Patch Kids, Skittles…you know what I’m talking about. As a young kid, I once found my granddad’s secret candy bowl, and, needless to say, I had to make a few trips to the dentist in the months to follow.     The problem I […]

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ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE CHURCH?

I have had a friend for over 12 years who is gay. For those 12 years, he has known that I believe and follow Jesus. During our entire relationship, I have tried to show him the love of Christ and get him to come with me to Brentwood Church. About three years ago at Easter, I thought […]

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OVERCOMING YOUR FEAR

You can’t escape fear. You will experience it at some point in your life. It is an undeniable part of the human existence because we live in an imperfect world. We all have our own ways of dealing with it. Some try to avoid it while others try to ignore it.  Either way, our natural instinct […]

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WAITING FOR YOUR DREAM JOB

Do you wake up in the morning dreading going to work? Do you live for the weekend? Is there an angst in you for something so much more in your profession?        I know all too well this feeling. Ten years ago I found myself with a Bachelor’s Degree in Church Ministry, a mound of […]

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CAN YOU KNOW A GOD THAT IS INCOMPREHENSIBLE?

God is doing a great and mighty work in Brentwood Church! Whether you join us at Jefferson Forest High School, Brentwood Church Online, or simply follow us on social media, we hope you have experienced the stirring in the atmosphere. The power of the presence of God is among us, moving and awakening hearts and […]

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DON’T PUT GOD FIRST

Don’t put God first.   It’s a bold statement. What I’m suggesting you do is contrary to what many of us have heard all our lives: Put God first, then yourself, your wife (if you’re married), then your children or family, then your church… The order and contents of the list may be somewhat different […]

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STOP STUDYING THE BIBLE

Congratulations! You made it past the initial shock of this blog title. So before we go on, let it be known that I believe the Bible is God’s Word and that it is a vital piece of our faith and followership of Jesus Christ. However, I want to address a certain pandemic sweeping through churches […]

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ENDURANCE: HOW WE WIN

Running is not for the faint of heart. It requires focused determination to endure the rigorous demands on your body.   Growing up, I loved to run. I would choose Cross Country as my sport each year to stay in shape in between athletic seasons. I remember getting up before the sun would rise to […]

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