Growing a Multiethnic Ministry: Conversation with J. Scott Samarco

Hey everyone! I recently had the chance to write for Rooted Ministry. I hope you enjoy this conversation! At Rooted, we’ve started asking ourselves an important question: How can we equip parents and other leaders of youth to help their teens foster authentic interracial relationships, as part of God’s design for his kingdom? What follows is … More Growing a Multiethnic Ministry: Conversation with J. Scott Samarco

Stay With Jesus

  I remember the first time I went to a testimony service. It was around 2005, the year God led me to surrender my heart to Him. I was 17 at the time. The pastor got up and said, it is time for testimonies. I wasn’t too sure what he meant or what was about … More Stay With Jesus

God is Faithful

God is faithful. Need I say more? It satisfies me to know that God’s faithfulness does not depend on me. His faithfulness is rooted in His love. Love is who God is. Over the past year, I have been learning and I am continuing to learn how to live from God’s love and not for … More God is Faithful

But God!

Growing up my identity was all about basketball. It was my world and at many times education came second. I never thought I would ever pursue a Master’s degree. In my earlier years of life (elementary & middle school) I was all about academics. In fact, in middle school, I once had a 4.0 gpa … More But God!

Sayings Jesus Never Said

There are many sayings out there that “Christians” tend to use that aren’t true. These sayings are misinterpretations of Scripture and a misunderstanding of God. I hope this post clears some of these sayings up. Check them out: “God gives his hardest battles to his toughest soldiers.” Where did this come from? It’s not true. … More Sayings Jesus Never Said

The Power Within

This past Sunday I preached on the Holy Spirit. My sermon points were: Who or what is the Holy Spirit? The Role(s) and Work(s) of the Holy Spirit and the Commissioning and Receiving of the Holy Spirit. I wanted to share the teaching with you. Maybe you have had questions about the Holy Spirit or … More The Power Within