God Will Never Leave You Alone

Brandon Devotional

By nature, we are promise-breakers, so it’s nearly impossible for us to wrap our minds around the existence of a God who never breaks His word. So when God declares that He’ll always be with us and never leave nor forsake us, He means it. David put it this way, You are all around me—in front of me and in …

Abba, Father!

Brandon Devotional

I rode across rural Arkansas in a car once with my friend, Paul, who spontaneously bre into a prayer that started with “Papa God…” At the time, I was a young know-it-all from the Bible belt and Paul was an eager new believer from southern California (he had come to Jesus at Saddleback Church, where I would later be a …

Choosing Your Affections

Brandon Devotional

We don’t always get to choose what we crave since cravings are often rooted in our biochemical make-up. But we do get to choose what gets our affection. Paul put it this way, Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1 (NIV) …

Exponential West

What I’m Teaching at Exponential West 2013

Brandon Church Planting

I just received final word about the sessions I’ll be teaching at Exponential West at Saddleback Church in a few weeks. It’s not too late to join me! SESSIONS Session 1: Going Social to Plant Churches Planting churches requires us to be relational, which means getting off. But what if real relationships could be initiated and stimulated using social media? We’ll …

We Are Christ’s Ambassadors, So…

Brandon Devotional

We usually associate the word grace with the idea that God forgives our sins and saves us when we least deserve it. But God’s grace doesn’t stop working with us at the moment of our salvation. His grace motivates our growth and is the reason why He calls us to such a high and holy task as being His representatives on earth. …