Prayer has the potential to completely change our lives. Yet we often treat it as if its a side note. In this sermon, I examine Saint Paul's view of prayer focusing on Acts 16. While exploring how prayer changed Paul's life -- and the lives of others in the first-century -- I share how I have seen the miraculous happen through prayer.

This sermon was delivered at The Table, a missional church plant in Bellingham, Washington on May 22, 2016.

 

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How should Christians handle business, money, and address poverty? What should be our perspective? I address these questions by examining Luke 16, which is one of Jesus' most difficult parables. Luke 16 has perplexed interpreters for years but its message is life changing. I delivered this sermon at The Table, a missional church plant in Bellingham, Washington on May 8, 2016.

 

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How do we, as Christians, overcome depression? In this sermon I examine the story of early Christianity from the perspective of the book of Colossians, particularly Colossians 1:1-23. I look at how Saint Paul and Christians in general overcame great odds, including depression. In the process I share how I personally overcame depression. This sermon was delivered at The Table, a missional church plant in Bellingham, Washington on October 5, 2014.

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We live in a generation that likes the idea of solving global poverty and reaching the unreached more than the actual act of doing so. Social media has given us more opportunities to solve the world's problems than ever before, but in the process we've become apathetic. Here's how we can lead by example to fight apathy and make the world a better place.

I delivered this talk to the leadership of Cru at Cornell in Ithaca, New York on April 25, 2017.

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When we approach 1 Thessalonians 4:13–5:11, the passage often used to justify the "rapture" view, we do so based on our cultural context. In doing so, are we missing the point of the passage entirely? In this sermon, I address this very important question. I delivered this sermon at The Table, a missional church plant in Bellingham, Washington.

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We have all experienced suffering. We look for answers. We cry out to God. And we ask him, "Where are you?" In this sermon, delivered at The Bowery Mission in New York City, I tell about my experience with depression and suffering, and what I learned about God in the process. I also share some profound biblical passages about pain and anguish.

 

Helping the impoverished is difficult, and for many, it's frightening. But I have some solutions for you.

How Best to Approach Poverty

In this talk, I tell you what I have learned about helping the impoverished and how Jesus approached poverty, sharing several real life stories. I also share about the miracles that Jesus has performed in my life.

 

I delivered this talk at Latin American Bible Institute in San Antonio, Texas (on Thursday, February 27, 2014) to an incredible group of young disciples of Jesus. Through the students and faculty at Latin American Bible Institute, I believe that God will make an incredible impact on the world, and I hope we all learn to have faith like them.

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