Weekly Newsletter: The Baptism of Jesus, The Value of Identity, & More!

by | Jan 4, 2024 | The Reflectionary

As we head into the new year, there are a ton of articles, podcasts, and blog posts about how to make the right resolutions and commitments, how to achieve success, and how to establish powerful habits. This is a good conversation. But what matters more is the question of your identity. So I wrote a blog post about it…

READ: Who Do You Think You Are?

And I hope that if this is an area of personal struggle for you, you’ll consider getting counseling, coaching, or both.

In the meantime, keep on growing!



This Week’s Big Sermon Ideas

The Baptism and Affirmation of Jesus

The Father models for us how to affirm the people we love most in a way that gives life. It’s up to us to do the same the lives of those whom we love.

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Sermon Series: How to Have a Breakthrough

This five-part series of messages, based on selected passages from the book of Nehemiah, is about how to experience spiritual breakthrough on both personal and corporate levels. It’s a great series for the launch of a new year or a new season in the life of a local church.

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Creative Sermon Series Ideas from MinistryPass

My favorite resource for sermon series and message ideas, complete series graphics, and video bumpers (but NOT full notes) to get you started is MinistryPass! Each week, I’ll feature a series I would recommend checking out for the upcoming season of the church year. This week:

From the Description:

This four-week series challenges church attendees to move from the seats of observing the work and movement of God into circles to enfold the community and participate in the work and movement of God. We will learn from what James told the readers of his letter regarding living out their Christian faith in their community.

Check Out This Sermon Series »



Events for Church Leaders

Neighborhood Economics: A National Conversation With a Local Impact

February 26-28, 2024
San Antonio, Texas

Convening and recruiting people who repair local economies – Join us as we facilitate ongoing conversations across geographies that help people build the economic architecture so everyone will thrive.

Exponential 2024

March 4 – 7, 2024
Orlando, Florida

Although making disciples is the clear mission of the Church, when asked, most churches say that making disciples who make disciples is still their biggest weakness.


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