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Is Your Church a Poser?

John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. When I was younger there were few things that mattered to me as much as popularity. In junior […]

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The 20/80 Rule

God has given the church a task far greater than it can in it’s own power accomplish. Its task is simple, to reach the world for Jesus Christ. Every church approaches this great task differently but at the end of the day we often share the same struggles. Back in Oklahoma I used to have […]

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I Love You To Much To Let You Sin

A friend wrote on my Facebook yesterday “careful Wes, telling the truth has been known to get one in trouble.” I’ve written about some tough things lately. In writing about both homosexuality and women’s pornography I know I have offended people who are close to me. I know these topics are not the kind that […]

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The State Of The Church Address

I had several church members ask me to post the state of the church online. Here are my notes for the state of the church.  Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be […]

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SBC: Did We Miss Something?

This past week Jennifer and I attended the Southern Baptist Convention for the first time. Overall we were glad we went. We got to see how decisions were made, what big things That were going to happen nationally and internationally from our conventions and got to be apart of history in electing Fred Luter the […]

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What The Kids Taught Me

I saw a commercial for another church a few days back. The commercial shows the various events of the church with the pastor speaking in the background. As it concludes the pastor says “I believe that church should be the most fun place you go all week. I also believe that church should be the […]

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Can You Love Jesus And Hate The Church?

We had an interesting discussion yesterday at our weekly morning bible study. The question was asked, can you trust Jesus and not be a part of His church? It is a loaded question with HUGE implications. In the bible belt we are living in a culture where most people believe, at least intellectually,  in Jesus […]

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He Spoke A Lot And Said Very Little

A few weeks back I had a local ministry ask to take me out to lunch to get to know me. I know the code, get to know me means pitch their ministry to raise money. There is nothing wrong with this, my dad raises money for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I like meeting […]

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Pastoring Is About People

I love being a Pastor. There is no greater job in the world. Like any calling there are the ups and downs, but I wouldn’t do anything else. Here is what I LOVE about being a pastor, I have the opportunity every day to invest and love my friends at the church. Think about it, […]

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