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This is a sermon I preached at my church based on Ephesians 4:1-3. For more gospel-centered content, please visit www.kipko.net.

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If you’re anything like me, then you care about making sure that your life is influential and impactful. You are not indifferent to your progress in every area of your life. You are someone that took an inventory of what you did last year and also planned out what you will do in 2016. I believe that our goals and dreams should be so big and grand that we are destined for failure, unless God will intervene. This year, let me be your guide. Let me help you accomplish more than you’ve ever thought possible. Here are ten audio resources that I believe if applied to your life, will make 2016 your best year ever. Here we go.  Continue Reading…

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I wrote this post while at an airport in Rome en route to Paris. My goal was to provide value to people who would be planning a Europe trip. We had no idea what we would experience next.
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I don’t know about you, but I cannot work in a cluttered environment. Whenever I come into my office and sit at my desk, I must have it in immaculate condition. A clean, un-cluttered work space serves as a mental stimulant for me that now I can begin doing work and being productive. I have on my desk my phone, my double shot Nespresso, a Pellegrino, my laptop and my headphones. I take a sip of the Pellegrino to cleanse the palate, then take a sip of the perfectly pulled espresso. A beautiful and lingering aftertaste tells me the shots were just right. There we go. Now I am ready to do some good work.

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There will be people who try to discredit you and there will be people who are immensely blessed by you. The goal is to be faithful to Jesus, to His gospel and to the ministry that Jesus has graciously allowed you to fulfill in your sphere of influence. Continue Reading…

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Two weeks ago, I finished preaching the most emotionally draining sermon series I have ever preached. This series wrecked my life. It took what was once a very well laid foundation and week by week, destroyed it. The truth hurts but it also helps and heals. Here is why the end of this sermon series felt more like a survival rather than triumph for me personally: Continue Reading…

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If you are a follower of Jesus, I want to ask you to seriously consider this list and stop doing these things. I am convinced that the moment we stop doing these things, we will experience freedom that has long been forgotten. Continue Reading…

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Have you ever experienced a time in your life when you did not desire God? When you did not want to open your Bible. When you had no desire to pray. When you dreaded going to church. When the thought of doing anything spiritual was met with apathy and melancholy. No amount of Bible verses that were steadily streaming from your friend’s Facebook feed would sway your downcast spirit. If you have experienced any of this, you are not alone. In fact, you and I probably have more in common than you thought. But there is a remedy for this condition. And I want to share with you three things you must do when you don’t desire God Continue Reading…

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photo from Istock photo via @KatarzynaBialasiewicz

photo from Istock photo via @KatarzynaBialasiewicz

I want to call out by name five false teachers that are doing damage to the church of Christ. I have wanted to write this post for a while and am convinced that the time is right. These teachers do more harm than good to the gospel of Jesus. Here are five false teachers Christians should stop listening to immediately:

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A concern I have for the Christian Culture is the absence of these serious but seldom used phrases. For a group who was saved while we were still sinners, it always amazes me how confident we are in asserting that we have a monopoly on a certain theology. How often does a brother or sister get thrown under the proverbial tribal bus because they don’t understand the Bible the way you do. Here are four uncomfortable phrases Christians need to START saying more often: Continue Reading…