DAY TWO

MARCH 5th, 2018 READ | EPHESIANS 2:1-10 Paul writes to the church in Ephesus to remind them they were once “objects of wrath,” living for themselves, far away from God, but because of God’s grace, they were repurposed for “good works.” In the same way, when we believe in and follow Jesus, we are given […]

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DAY ONE

March 4th, 2018 READ | 2 CORINTHIANS 5:11-17 In this part of Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church, he explains that because we know who God is, we get to share that knowledge with others. We no longer have a worldly point of view toward others—we’re transformed into new creations, no longer living selfishly, and […]

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I DON’T NEED COMMUNITY

I am a hypocrite… a BIG one. I struggle at times to find the value in and commit to community. By community I mean intentional community – a small group of people with a common purpose and goal that commit to one another for a certain period of time. The reason I’m a hypocrite is […]

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THREE LESSONS I TEACH MY SONS ABOUT LOVE

I recently looked at my oldest son and ask this loaded question, “Where did you learn to act that way?” and then I followed it up with, “We don’t act this way in this house!” As if somehow at four years old, he would completely understand the weight of that statement. But then it hit […]

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THREE STEPS TO A BETTER MARRIAGE

  Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress […]

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WHEN GOD IS SILENT AND ABSENT 

This past January I chose to fast—give up food for a spiritual purpose. I met with God daily to specifically pray for my mom. You see, for the last twenty years, my mom has struggled with debilitating migraines. She experiences them on a weekly basis which keeps her from being able to work. I’ve witnessed […]

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ON MIRACLES

As Brentwood Church continues to walk in obedience to our call to share the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection with the world, we find it necessary to articulate our faith in the miraculous. We, the elders and leaders of Brentwood, desire to clearly describe what Brentwood Church does and does not believe about […]

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FASTING THROUGH CHALLENGE

I’m cold and hungry.   This has been the most challenging evening of the fast for me so far. I have been doing a combination fast–36 hours of total fasting followed by 12 hours of Daniel fasting. I chose this method last year and was drawn into the cycle of emptiness and petition followed by […]

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‘TIS THE SEASON

‘Tis the season. . .   With Christmas so near, I want to invite you to finish that phrase.   ‘Tis the season for listening to Christmas music (my favorite Christmas album is Mariah Carey’s); for consuming way too many sweets and hot cocoa; for spending time with family and friends; for eating our favorite […]

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