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Becoming Less (video)

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I’m thankful for church that raised me. I’m also thankful for churches like Mountainview. Neither one is better than other – just different. Every generation of Christ-followers has a responsibility to build, equip, and extend the church in their own time and context.Earlier in the Gospel of John, John the Baptist used Isaiah 40:3 to describe his role in the ministry of Jesus: “I am the voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’” A few of John’s disciples come to him and seem worried that people are flocking to Jesus. John uses this occasion to remind his disciples that his role was to prepare the way for Jesus. “He must become greater; I must become less.” To follow Jesus today still requires us to submit to his ultimate superiority over all other things, ideas, and philosophies. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube...
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Water into Wine (video)

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The first miracle recorded in the Gospel of John occurs at a wedding. Jesus initially resists getting involved because “my hour has not come.” In other words, he didn’t feel it was time to begin revealing his true identity in such a public setting. It’s only because of the prodding of his mother that Jesus gets involved and turns the water into wine. This is the first of his miracles “through which he revealed his glory.” The result? His disciples believed in him. We experience the same result today when we see God’s power displayed in our everyday lives. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background Professor at Warner University church...
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Come and See (video)

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How did Jesus recruit followers? How does his method influence our approach today? Rather than try to convince people to follow him by winning arguments, Jesus simply invited them to spend time with him. “Come and see” is an invitation to be with Jesus. Just as Jesus did with his disciples, we are to extend the same invitation to our friends and neighbors today. Our goal isn’t to win them to a system or structure but to introduce them to a person – Jesus! Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background Professor at Warner University church planter with Stadia former former president, Church Planters of the Rockies masters in business administration...
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God’s Chosen One (video)

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Jesus was the smartest person who ever lived. His teachings have inspired billions of people. His influence has shaped education, medicine, and so much more. There has never been anyone whose impact comes close to Jesus. Why is that? Ultimately, it’s because we believe Jesus is not only the smartest person who ever lived – he is also the most unique person who ever lived. He was God in the flesh, the living Son of God. In God’s great plan of redemption, Jesus was God’s chosen way of reconciling a lost world unto himself. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background Professor at Warner University church planter with Stadia former former...
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Recharge Reinvent or Resign – Part Three

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Recharge, Reinvent, or Resign - Part Three Leaders in every generation have faced challenges. In the early days of the Jesus movement, church leaders were thrown to the lions (literally!) by Roman emperors. In modern times, leaders have navigated civil wars, civil rights, and economic depressions and recessions. Those are the large, public challenges. Then there's the personal ones: depression, discouragement, stress, critics, and fatigue. As I survey the leadership landscape at the end of 2021, I believe it is the most challenging extended season of my 30+ years of leading organizations. I will be addressing three ways a leader can approach this season of life and leadership. Each of them are equally valid, depending on your situation and the needs of your organization. If we lead long enough, we will likely experience all three. Click here to read the first post or second post. Resign Your Leadership Ouch! Just...
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