You ARE a Leader. Right now. The only question is, “What kind?”   You have people who are watching you? You have influence in people’s lives? Are you in a position to serve others? Then you’re a leader.   Leadership is different things to different people. For some, it’s control and authority. For the believer, it’s influence above all else. …

All Religions= Same God?

We don’t worship the same God. All religions are not the same. What we believe matters. I did an image search once for Pastor Brian Robinson. It pulled up a different guy. So I thought I’d be more specific. I pastored a church called The River. So I searched, Pastor Brian Robinson The River. Again, same guy. But not me. …

Heal our Land?

God says that prayer moves his hand. That when his people pray, he does what he would not do if they had not prayed. “You do not have because you do not ask…”- James 4. (And yeah…you gotta ask with right motives, as the context makes clear. In his will, in submission to his Lordship.) God invites his people to …

You are not…But you are…

You’re not your mistakes. You are not your failures. But you are also not your successes. If you define yourself by your successes, you’ll be devastated when you fail. And we all do. If you are in Christ, that’s your identity. You are a new creation. You are in the process of becoming all God created you to be. And …

The Care and Feeding of Christian Women…

When she married you, she placed her future in your hands. If you have kids and walk away, there’s a GINORMOUS chance she’ll be in poverty for many years. Even if you don’t have children, she’s placing her future alongside yours. Tied to you. That’s a gamble she only makes if she believes you’re worth it. She needs to know…more …

The Care and Feeding of Christian Men…

Never pressure, push or complain that a man isn’t a spiritual leader in the family. Instead, pray for and encourage him to follow Jesus fully. Second, leadership may not be what you think it is. Most men aren’t equipped nor comfortable – or even called – to lead their families in daily devotions from the scriptures. But they can serve …

What You Believe…Matters

“Don’t wear that hat in Church! It’s disrespectful to God!” I was still new as a pastor. We were a “come as you are” church. One of our guys, an old-school dude in his 40’s or 50’s, saw a young man wearing a ball cap. Sitting in a chair, waiting for church to begin. The kid was a first time …

Today at Layman Church…

– We celebrated our last 9 AM service until Fall. We’re now back to 1 service (11 AM) through the Summer. – Many of us checked-in at Layman during the service, inviting friends and family to join us. – We looked forward to Allen Snell speaking next Sunday at 11 AM. – Several of our men began to finalize details …

Seasons Change…What Remains?

One thing is certain: Seasons Change Life has seasons. Times that are so good that are you don’t even recognize their greatness till that season is gone. Times that are so hard you think they’ll never end. One thing is certain: Seasons Change. They don’t need your permission. And you can’t stop them. But you can control your response. You …