4th Day Letters is a weekly email that we send out every Tuesday as response to a calling we felt from God to inspire and motivate Christian leaders into apostolic action. The Christian movements of Cursillo, Kairos, Via de Cristo, and Walk to Emmaus are experienced over 3 days. Once an individual has experienced these 3 days, the rest of their life is referred to as their “4th Day." Also, Jesus rose on the 3rd day, so therefore I would like to think of all human history, after His resurrection, as the world’s “4th day.”

I hope these letters challenge you and inspire you in your Christian walk.

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Parents, friends and other relatives often return from their vacations bearing gifts for those close to them who didn’t make the trip. Today is no different. I have returned from my three week getaway with a message for all of you from my travels. As many of you know, I was away for the last three…

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Our Stories

My thanks to Brian for allowing me to speak to you all this week.  Our prayers go out to Brian and Mary Beth for a joy-filled vacation and safe return.  So to all of you, smile and bear with us one more week… A friend of mine once told me about an encounter he had…

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The Easter Deadline

April 15th…  That college application…  The book report for Language Arts class…  Calls for Proposals…  Court dates…  Whatever form they take in our busy lives, there’s no denying that we all face deadlines (and some folks better than others).  As the pastor of Mountain Hill Community Church and one of the clergy board members of…

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What Made Me Do It?

That was the question Brian put to me, Joseph Galloway about tithing while driving around Minnesota between back-to-back weekend retreats. I am privileged to be on the board of Broken Door Ministries. You may recognize me as the author of The Broken Door. I wrote it in support of Brian’s ministry, essentially telling his story. If…

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The Slow Damaging Drip of Sin

Insurance companies list dishwashers as a common cause for water damage in homes. One of the reasons why dishwashers make the list  is because the leak is usually out of sight so therefore the slow drip goes undetected until the real damage is done. Unfortunately this damage can be costly. Sin in our life works…

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A Surprising Discovery

Does the number 666 send chills down your spine? Does it dredge up fear? Just what does the number 666 mean to you? For thousands of years people have speculated about this mark of the beast. At different moments in time, various people have been rumored to be in the running for this beastly role.…

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Shame Versus Guilt

Shame and guilt are often used in conjunction with one another and we frequently think of them as being synonymous. They are not. When it comes to our spiritual journey, we need to know the difference between these words and how they impact our lives. Guilt is a positive human emotion, shame on the other…

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Judas Regrets But Peter Repents

This past weekend I had the opportunity to participate on the team for a men’s three day Christian retreat known as Cursillo. Nineteen men attended this experience as candidates. Each man came to the weekend with their own unique past. When they arrived Thursday night some men were walking a closer walk with the Lord…

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Does Truth Matter?

What is truth? Does truth matter? My goal today is to prod us all into a personal examination of our own beliefs. Nothing is more certain than death. Is there really life after death or will we simply decay and become dust? Will there be a day of judgment? Is our faith the one true…

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Gold Tested In Fire

There was a wise sage who lived in Jerusalem around 175 BC. This man had a deep respect for the ways of God’s laws and for divine worship. He addressed himself to the contemporaries of his time with the motive of helping them to maintain their faith. With great wisdom, he wrote about the topic…

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