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Happy Independence Day CSBC Family! As we get ready for many church picnics, work those firework booths to raise mission funds, and enjoy those family gatherings, it is also important for our family to take a moment to thank God for this great mission field He has placed us in, the United States of America!…

The other day I got a hold of an article that said Father’s Day now ranks #20 on the list of most celebrated holidays. The list went on to say that Christmas was #1 and Mother’s Day was #2. I thought to myself, …well, the first two make sense. First is Jesus (as it should…

If we live our lives in a way that points people to God and we seek to constantly move closer to Him, there will be opposition. We don’t have to look any further than the New Testament to see that. Jesus faced opponents at every turn. And he warned that a servant is not greater…

There are eleven Federal Holidays that are recognized in the United States. Memorial Day is one of them. What comes to mind when Memorial Day rolls around each year? Do you think of BBQs? Just another three-day weekend? If I work on Monday, could I get triple time? An opportunity to binge a Netflix movie…

Leaders face challenging situations where self-restraint is essential. In the Bible, Peter failed an early test on this issue. After praying all-night prior to his crucifixion, a mob arrested Jesus and took him into custody. Peter was outraged and panicky. He drew his sword and slashed at the crowd, cutting off the right ear of…

I wrote the first narrative, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach until the day he was taken up, after he had given instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After he had suffered, he also presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them…

From anger to zeal, Jesus possessed the full spectrum of human emotion. He rejoiced. He wept. He empathized. He anguished. Our divine God-with-us was also a passionate human being.   Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, on a day we call Palm Sunday, set in motion the “Passion Week” of Christ. Passion! Intensity of emotion. All four…

“…so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:17 The past couple of years, we have had a season for ministry reflection, and now there is a sense of freedom to move ahead with reassurance and faith that God is still at work. As you anticipate the…

Over the years, I’ve attended my share of conferences and have noticed something about my appetite for knowledge. I crave transparency on the stage. When a speaker starts their talk by spewing formulas, easy-to-implement plans, or one-size-fits-all strategies, my mind drifts to my to-do list. Instead, I’m drawn to the moments when a leader is…