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A Simple Gospel Invitation to Give Your Life to Jesus

Brandon Theology

There are so many ways to word an invitation to people to become Christians… Repent and believe… Admit, believe, confess… Invite Jesus into your life… Ask Jesus to be your Savior… Give your life to Jesus… Believe and receive… Commit your life to Jesus… Ask Jesus into your heart… (which can mean so many things) I’m from an area of …

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The After Effects of a Spirit-filled Prayer

Brandon Devotional

Does prayer make any difference? Absolutely! And prayer makes a difference because the living God, the Holy Spirit, lives inside the one praying. Further, when God’s people get together and pray as a community, amazing things happen! I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of those before-and-after photos advertising the latest weight loss and fitness program. The Bible gives us a pretty …

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What to Do When You Bombed Sunday’s Sermon

Brandon Preaching

Preaching, as a Pastor, is hard. It’s not hard to get up and say something inspirational. It is hard to get up and rightly divide God’s Word, build a bridge from an ancient culture to our own, and then to call people to an appropriate response to God’s revealed truth consistently week after week. Sunday, I kind of bombed. Most …

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Jesus, the Prophet, Came Preaching

Brandon Preaching

Jesus was than a mere prophet – he was the sinless Son of God, the human-divine sacrifice for our sins. But he is a prophet nonetheless, and the greatest prophet the world has ever known. We like to think of Jesus in any kind of role except that of preacher and prophet, but preaching was a primary component of …

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3 Vital Lessons from One of the Best Leaders I Know

Brandon Leadership

I’ve hung out with megachurch pastors and I’ve read plenty of bos and biographies of great leaders. But there is a hero from whom I’ve learned about relational leadership than anyone else – my wife, Angie Cox. I’ve learned about preaching, administration, and creative communications from all kinds of well-known people, but Angie has been my primary source of wisdom …