Invincibility: Life or Death… I’m Good

Brandon Devotional

Paul went from persecuting the church to being a persecuted apostle of the church. After his arrest in Jerusalem, during his first imprisonment, he wrote a letter to the Philippians in which he boldly declared this short but profound … For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (1:21) In other words… “If I live, I …

The Pastoral Calling and Role

Brandon Leadership

I being a Pastor. I’m passionate about preaching. I am humbled that God has called me to shepherd a flock of His choosing. And I especially the fuel that fires me up – the Word of God and what it has to say about whom I am. One of my favorite passages on the subject is Paul’s gut-wrenching …

I Know My Purpose… Now What?

Brandon Living, Preaching

I have a relationship with Jesus Christ. I’m saved and secure. I’m on my way to heaven someday. But I still live here and I know that my purpose is to glorify Jesus Christ in all of the life that I have left. But how? A common plight Christians suffer is this wrestling between getting ready to do something, and …

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Five Great Books About the Apostle Paul

Brandon Books

Last week I began a new post series that will feature “five great gos” every week on a variety of subjects. I said I’d talk about five great bos for women, but I spe rashly. I’m going to postpone that until a bit later. Instead, today, I’m going to plug five great bos about the life of the apostle Paul. …

Real Christians Hurt… And Show It

Brandon Preaching

As Paul concluded his second letter to Timothy, he expressed some hurt. Demas had forsaken him. Alexander the coppersmith had caused him much harm. At one point, no one was willing to stand with Paul. Rejection, criticism, and abandonment hurt! The world is watching believers to see how we’re going to handle it all. …