5 Ways to Preach Like a Pharisee

November 29, 2012By BrandonPreaching 1 Comment

Many of the Pharisees were probably great teachers and skilled speakers. I’m sure many were charismatic, skilled communicators. But by the time Jesus arrived on the scene, the Pharisees, on the whole, were killing the culture around them spiritually. Jesus had a lot of work to do just to unwire people from the performance-driven, legalistic … Read More

The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Leadership

July 18, 2012By BrandonLeadership 4 Comments

… is you. We often guard against the negative impact of others or our perceived threat from other leaders, but at the end of the day, we leaders are our own worst enemies. The most damaging things that will happen to your leadership will be carried out by you. When pride prevents you from learning When anger … Read More

Why Don’t Men Ask For Directions? Answered.

November 9, 2010By BrandonLiving

Can’t view it? See It On Youtube. I’m not sure that the creators of this commercial have the actual answer to why men don’t ask for directions. What I do know is that I often don’t ask for directions for reasons of my own… I just ought to know. I do know… I just can’t … Read More

Take a Lesson from Goliath

March 25, 2010By BrandonLiving 9 Comments

You’ve probably heard the story of David versus Goliath, and you’ve probably heard all kinds of applications of that story such as how to face the giants in your life, how to fight by faith, etc. Most of the sermons we preach from the story revolve around the victory of the little teenager against the … Read More

Hate Sin or Hate Self

January 26, 2007By BrandonLiving, Theology

Moments ago, I was spending some time in prayer and I was confessing known sin in my life. As I prayed, I said, “God, I’m sorry for this sin, I ought to hate this sin.” Almost instantly God spe to my heart and I blurted out what I heard Him say, “Brandon, you’ll either learn … Read More

Whom Do You Love?

October 20, 2006By BrandonCulture, Living

“Love not the world… for all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but of the world, and the world passeth away…” -1 John 2:15-17 Remember Louis Armstrong’s great What A Wonderful World? Angie and I … Read More

My Kingdom or God’s?

September 4, 2006By BrandonLiving

“At the end of twelve months he was walking about the royal palace of Babylon. The king spe, saying, ‘Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?’ While the word was still in the king’s mouth, a voice fell … Read More