The Power of Another Chance

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This past Sunday was our family’s last Sunday at Cross Point Church in Nashville. Next week we make the move to Indianapolis to start a brand new church called, Hope City Church. I had the honor of speaking on my final Sunday and my message was on the Power of Another Chance. So many people have emailed me, sent me messages on Facebook and Twitter asking where they could find…

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30 Days of Hope

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Last summer Trish looked at me with kindness in her heart and compassion in her eyes and said, “You’re not right, you need to go back to counseling.” Sometimes the most loving thing is the truth. So I went to see my counselor. I wasn’t experiencing joy. No matter how many churches we spoke at, no matter how many marriages we helped, no matter how many books we sold, no…

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A HUGE Announcement From Justin and Trish

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We’ve been anticipating sharing some exciting news with you for a few weeks and this week are able to do that. Over the past five years, this community has shaped us and our faith in ways we can’t even describe. We are so very thankful for you. Stepping out in faith is never easy, but it’s as we take faith steps we experience God’s presence the most. We want to inspire…

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We Hope You Never Need Us

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A few weeks ago our family finally had a quiet evening at home.  We were getting ready to eat when my cell phone rang. It was a familiar name on my caller ID. A pastor of a great and growing church was calling me. I answered the phone and after saying hello there was a brief moment of silence on the other end. “Hello,” I said, again. Sobs. “Justin, I need…

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Intentions vs Choices

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A few weeks ago, I (Justin) had the opportunity to speak at Cross Point. I talked about our intentions versus our choices. Our lives aren’t a reflection of our intentions, they are a collection of our choices. This message is the thesis of our book, Beyond Ordinary. If you’re interested, you can watch the message below.

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Prep for Marriage Class at Cross Point

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Are you in a serious dating relationship, engaged to be married or in your first year of marriage? If so, I’m so pumped about a class we are offering at Cross Point this coming Saturday. At Cross Point, we want you to be equipped to have the marriage God intended–an extraordinary marriage. On June 15th from 9:00 AM to noon at the Nashville Campus, I (Justin) will be teaching a Prep for…

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5 Lies We Believe

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We are in a series at Cross Point called 5 Lies We Believe. It has been a great series for us as a church to step back and really filter the things we believe and the effect those things have on our life. I spoke last Sunday on the The Search for Significance. I’ve had several people ask when the message would be online, so I wanted to share it…

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Lavishly Loved

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Have you ever found yourself rehearsing the outcome to a certain situation over and over again in your mind? Hoping with every rehearsal you will get a little bit closer to feeling prepared for whatever happens. But then the moment arrives and the one outcome you never thought to rehearse plays out. This was my Sunday. On Monday, Justin wrote about our “leap of faith”. This leap of faith would…

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God’s Amazing Goodness

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Eleven years ago, my friend Pete and I went to Starbucks just a few miles down the road from our office. We were on staff at a church together and were discouraged by some of the things we were experiencing in ministry. We asked questions of each other and of God about our future. Should we get out of ministry all together? Should we look for other jobs? As we…

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The Most Intimidating Place to Lead

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When Trisha and I separated in 2005 due to my affair, one of the first things I realized was how easy it was for me to lead a growing church and how intimidating it was for me to lead my family. Because being a spiritual leader at home was so intimidating, I just didn’t do it. At this point of my life, I had no church to lead and no…

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