The 11:3 Project – Weeks 1 & 2

Hey friends! I’m proud to present you with the official title of our 90-day study on Jesus in the Gospels, as well as my first reflection post! I apologize for the delay in getting this series rolled out – I just got a part time job on top of being full-time at IHOPKC, so I got behind on some things including blogging. I’m hoping that won’t happen again, but I can’t make any promises since life is a little crazy right now!

Below is a video I took in which I share about the title of our study, some (more…)

90 Days with Jesus

It’s been a minute since I wrote a blog post, but I’m excited to announce that will be changing starting now! For the next 90 days, the NightWatch at IHOPKC is embarking on a journey of meditating on the words and person of Jesus together as a community leading up to the elections in November. We’ll be reading through and meditating on the Gospels, and we’ll also be reading and utilizing the study guide for John Piper’s book What Jesus Demands from the World while having corporate times of discussion every week to share testimonies of how God has moved in our hearts and/or wrestle with questions and things that don’t seem to make sense and that cause offense and frustration to arise in our hearts. It’s gonna be raw and messy, and it’s going to be beautiful.

Though there are a few goals for this study as a community, I’m personally committing (more…)

It’s Independence Day

Thought it appropriate to share this old friend again. Happy Independence Day, y’all!

A Heart That Burns

Today is the 4th of July, Independence Day, America’s annual celebration of the day that the we as a nation became independent from Great Britain. When I woke up this morning, I was fully aware of what day it was as I finalized plans with my family for our BBQ/fireworks/bonfire celebration that will commence tonight. What slipped my mind in this midst of that, however, was the reality of why we celebrate this day…

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The Gift of a Trial

Though they never seem like it in the moment, the hardships we face in life are truly a gift. But only if we allow them to be. Every time you face a difficult circumstance, experience deep pain, suffer a tragic loss, etc., endurance is worked in you (James 1:3). The word endurance (some versions say patience) can be translated as “a patient enduring, sustaining, perseverance”. James explains later in that passage that it’s this patient enduring and perseverance that leads us into maturity, to where we are perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But something I noticed this morning as I was reading this passage is that James exhorts (more…)