Fall 2014 Message Series

In September/October 2014, we’re going to spend some time in one of the most popular, yet most mysterious, letters the Apostle Paul ever wrote… Ephesians.  Known as “The Epistle To The Ephesians,” this book of the New Testament is referred to as the “Queen” of the Apostle Paul’s writings.  It’s popularity is due in part […]

The Original Blockbuster :: Sundays, All Summer Long

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You know what they say about movies, right? “The movie was okay, but the book was way better…” You’ve said it, too, when your favorite book was turned into a movie.  The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, The Hunger Games, The Hobbit, and the films from Jane Austin, Tom Clancy, or […]


Thank God It’s Friday!  And He did this to save us… From Mark 15:1-20 (NLT).  “Very early in the morning the leading priests, the elders, and the teachers of religious law—the entire high council—met to discuss their next step. They bound Jesus, led him away, and took him to Pilate, the Roman governor. Pilate asked […]

Easter :: the story like you’ve never heard before…

The Bible isn’t the only place you can find out about what Jesus did, how He died, and the almost-over-night-explosion of people claiming to have seen Jesus resurrected from the dead.  It’s true!   A handful of contemporary sources cite both the Man and the Movement that worshiped him as God and spread the Good […]

The Resurrection makes talking to kids about death easier…

“…so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.” (From 1 Thessalonians 4:13). (For the sake of discretion, I will not be very specific about the local tragedy I am citing.  I recognize many are impacted by this tragic death and I write this with respect, love, and hope that some will stumble […]

The Blessing Wrapped In The Curse (or, Mary Comforts Eve)…

For anyone who knows the story of “The Fall” (in Genesis 3) as we’ve come to describe it, and “The Annunciation” (in Luke 1), this is a particularly moving piece of art.  I don’t know who made it, I don’t know when they made it, and I don’t know why they made it.  But I […]

Nicaragua Vision Trip :: Day Three

Sorry, another short update because it is already past midnight and we have an early start with a long last day ahead of us.  Today, we were able to visit a special place to the mission known as Finca Belem, which translates into English as “Bethlehem Farm.”  There is a neat story with respect to […]

When God Calls You… – The Story of Jonah

…coming September 2013 to Pathmakers… The story of Jonah, found in the Hebrew Old Testament, is among the most debated passages of Scripture in the entire Bible.  Some scholars argue it is purely allegorical, maybe a didactic fable or nursery rhyme for children, or, at best, an embellished narrative about a prophet who lived in […]

Hit The Reset Button :: No Gathering Memorial Day Sunday

If you’re a regular at Pathmakers, you probably already know about “Reset Sundays” and how it all works.  If you’re new to Pathmakers, you probably have NO IDEA what we’re talking about.  Allow me to explain… About three times a year, we have what we call “Reset Sundays.”  On Reset Sundays, we cancel our main […]

When Jesus moved in…

The Bible teaches that God wants to live with us.  More than that, God wants to live in us.  The Apostle Paul calls us “the Temple of the Holy Spirit.”  And that when we commit to following Jesus, God makes His home in us.  In a sense, Jesus moves in.  What does that look like? […]