Nav Night Message Series on Idolatry

Back in January I got to do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Kyle Kozloski and the rest of the FSU Navigators staff team let me teach two Nav Night messages in back-to-back weeks on the same subject. During the Christmas holiday Kyle and I both took time to consider what topic I ought to teach. Earlier in the fall semester I’d told Kyle how I’d spent most of 2011 reading the Old Testament during my time alone with God each day, and that during that time it seemed as if every other day God had something to say to me about idolatry. Kyle called me up late in December and asked me to teach on the subject. I’d been leaning in that direction myself and eagerly accepted. And so began a crazy month of condensing an entire year’s worth of learning into two forty-minute talks.

You can listen to both messages online (embedded below) plus even more messages by me, other staff, and our student leaders on the FSU Navigators Podcast.

Message 1: Defining Idolatry

Message 2: The Idolatry of Self


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Nav Night Message: Fellowship

On October 13 I had the privilege of teaching the students of the FSU Navigators for the first time this semester. Each fall our ministry teaches a six-week series on the Wheel Illustration. Last year I contributed a message on prayer. This year Kyle, our campus director, asked if I would speak on fellowship. I had never taught in a large-group setting on the subject, not specifically anyway, and was eager for the opportunity.

You can listen to this message online (embedded below, also available here), plus even more messages by me, other staff, and our student leaders on the FSU Navigators Podcast.

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Nav Night Message: Identity in Christ

I gave this message at Nav Night for the FSU Navigators way back on April 5, but the audio recording just hit the Internet last night. (Adding the audio to the podcast is my job. You might say I let it slip.) It was the first and only message I gave at Nav Night during the spring 2011 semester. I was asked to teach on identity in Christ, which is by far my favorite subject to teach. This reality impacted me tremendously as a college student and continues to do so today. I absolutely love talking about it with students.

You can listen to this message online (embedded below, also available here), plus even more messages by me, other staff, and our student leaders on the FSU Navigators Podcast.


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Nav Night Message: Pursuing God Over Christmas Break

This week I taught at Nav Night for the FSU Navigators for the third time in the Fall 2010 semester. It was the final Nav Night before Christmas break, and campus director Luke Skeen thought it would be appropriate for me to speak on how to continue to pursue a relationship with God over the holiday. I admit it’s nice to teach something you know your listeners will be able to use immediately. I’d not ever taught this topic in a setting like this before but I’ve been around collegiate ministry long enough to have heard similar messages given numerous times, so I had plenty of ideas.

You can listen to this message online, plus even more by me, other staff, and our student leaders on the FSU Navigators Podcast.


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Nav Night Message: The Discipline and Intimacy of Prayer

A week ago I got to teach at Nav Night for the FSU Navigators for the second time this semester. The week prior we had kicked off a new message series on the Wheel Illustration, a common Navigator tool used to help explain the important disciplines to be kept by a Christ-follower. I was asked to speak on prayer, one of the four spokes on the Wheel. I had never taught on prayer in a setting like this before and was excited for the opportunity.

You can listen to this message online, plus even more by me, other staff, and our student leaders on the FSU Navigators Podcast.


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