Whatever You’re Preaching This Sunday, Talk About THIS!

Whatever You’re Preaching This Sunday, Talk About THIS!

Preaching is a sacred task. We who shepherd congregations are entrusted with the assignment of opening God’s very own words to his people, week after week, and translating ancient truth to today’s people. We are to preach so as to build up (edify), to hold...
How to Thrive When Nations Rise and Fall

How to Thrive When Nations Rise and Fall

Nations rise and fall, and while big changes in world events catch us by surprise, God is never caught off guard. Learn, in this message, how to be a “John Wayne”-style believer – cool, calm, and collected in a culture gone crazy! And here are my...
Stop Preaching About All the Good People In the Bible!

Stop Preaching About All the Good People In the Bible!

There are no “good” people in the Bible – at least not in the theological sense – except for Jesus. Everybody else is wrecked and ruined by sin and desperately in need of a Savior. So the way we have traditionally approached character-based...
6 Ways the Local Church Can Set the Table for Discipleship

6 Ways the Local Church Can Set the Table for Discipleship

I grew up attending church A LOT. I was in a church classroom A LOT. When I was a kid, my family attended Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night preaching and prayer services, plus Sunday School, plus missions education programs and Vacation Bible Schools....

What to Preach This Sunday In Light of the End of the World

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine… That’s a line from the chorus of a hit song by the band R.E.M. And I think, surprisingly, there’s a great deal of truth in it. I was pulled aside after a Sunday morning service not long...
Sermon Video: Dealing with Depression

Sermon Video: Dealing with Depression

This past Sunday, I preached the second part of a series called Overwhelmed, and I dove into the subject of defeating depression based on the story of Elijah. It was, perhaps, the most personal message I’ve ever preached in terms of sharing my own struggle. The...
The Pleasure and Power of Preaching with Sincerity

The Pleasure and Power of Preaching with Sincerity

Paul addressed the issue of sincerity in preaching on several occasions throughout the New Testament. One such instance is 2 Corinthians 2:17, “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak...
God Grows Us Through Practical Teaching

God Grows Us Through Practical Teaching

When it comes to personal growth, the world has plenty of solutions, and all of them are incomplete. I like inspirational quotes and pithy sayings, but I can also feel the difference between wishful thinking and truth backed by divine revelation. This is what makes...
Preparing Your Heart for a Whole New Year [Video]

Preparing Your Heart for a Whole New Year [Video]

God always uses five factors to grow and shape us, but our hearts need to be responsive to what He’s doing in order for us to really grow. In this message, Pastor Brandon Cox talks about preparing our hearts for a whole new year of...
A Totally Unexpected Christmas Sermon Series

A Totally Unexpected Christmas Sermon Series

I’m quite excited that after much studying, praying, agonizing, and wrestling, I finally caught a vision for a fresh series of messages for the three weeks leading up to Christmas this year. I’d share the graphics but I don’t own the original. You...