Happy New Year!

One of the things I’ve noticed over my time in ministry is that the ‘ministry calendar’ doesn’t really fall in line with our annual calendar. It seems that the ministry new year is somewhere around the end of July, in a very un-nail-down-able way. This is especially true in the case of […]

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Summer Reading 3!

On May 19, 2015 By

I once had a conversation with a student in which they asked me, “When you go to talk about something, how is it that you know so much about the topic? I think that is pretty cool.” In this moment I felt encouraged in my soul to know that diligent study pays off and being […]

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Summer Reading: Week 2

On May 4, 2015 By

Some of us are readers, studiers, and dedicated learners and we work better as students. Some of us as Christians we function better in terms of spirituality, prayer, and meditation. For me personally it is much easier to open up the Bible and read from the prophets to the gospels than to sit down and […]

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I have had a few people ask me about certain books they should read for certain topics or certain struggles. There are so many books on any given topic that sometimes it is difficult to choose the best ones. Much of the culture has gone away from reading books, but there are many book lovers […]

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“The early church was strikingly different from the culture around it in this way – the pagan society was stingy with its money and promiscuous with its body. A pagan gave nobody their money and practically gave everybody their body. And the Christians came along and gave practically nobody their body and they gave practically […]

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The language of children is activity. Most children learn and retain more information when they can “see it” instead of just hearing it. When teaching children spiritual truths it’s best to speak in their language.  A family devotion time should be the most fun part of the week. If you use their language they’ll not […]

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A Word From Brian Odom: The Church

On November 15, 2013 By

“The Church is one of the few organizations in the world that does not exist for the benefit of its members.”

I think a lot of the times we are known much more for what we are against than what we are for. Christians in general are seen to be against many things and it […]

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Romans 3:10-12
“There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”

Nothing like good news, huh? Recently, my home group and I have been […]

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