Announcing Changes to jeremymavis.com

Almost 4 years ago, I wrote my first blog post: What are Christians to do? on July 5, 2010. Since then, I have authored 868 blog posts on this blog and 391 over at wesleyankids.org. You could say...

Shine Like Stars (sermon)

This past Sunday, May 22, 2011, I was given the opportunity to preach @ Hayward Wesleyan. Our small group had been studying Philippians this past year and we ended our year with reviewing what...

Responsible Caregivers

Dangerous products should be kept out of reach of children... check. Parents have known this for thousands of years. So why do we have a news story like this one? Because we are reminded that...
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Hot Monogamous Sex

Catchy title, eh?! Justin Buzzard, author of Date Your Wife, wrote an interesting article for the Huffington Post called: Hot Monogamous Sex Here is an excerpt: Many people (especially men) think marriage is a cage, a cage that...

Come Lord Jesus // Dinner Prayer

Come Lord Jesus, be our guest. Let this food to us be blessed. In Jesus' name, Amen. // or // Come Lord Jesus, be our guest. Let these gifts to us be blessed. In Jesus' name, Amen. Part of a series...

The Rock Story Monologue

I told this story @ the 2012 Easter Eggstravaganza. (Hold a rock while talking about rocks... make sure it's big enough for the audience to see) There are 3 kinds of rocks Now I'm not a geologist,...

When the Holy Spirit Humiliated Me

From my journal dated: June 1, 2014 Last Wednesday night, after small group, Alex Pena wanted to talk with me. He asked what I was thinking about Youth group next year... so I told him...

A Hilarious Summer Bible Camp Rules Video

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Discipline in Ministry

I am really passionate about "discipline" in ministry. To me (and I think to God), discipline (especially to children and youth) is essential to their spiritual formation. When a student is in trouble, I...

How to Raise Up Spiritual Parents? Two Questions to Prime the Pump

Michelle Anthony, in her new book: Dreaming of More for the Next Generation: Lifetime Faith Ignited by Family Ministry (David C Cook 2012), expresses a certain regret and a resolve: Partly out of ignorance, much of my ...

Warren Buffett’s Ten Rules

You gotta love Jimmy John's for putting up great signs in their restaurants! My favorite? Never Suck Your Thumb!

Testing Out a Flat Graphic Design with Song Lyrics

There's a trend in graphic design called Flat UI (i.e. the new iOS 7). While I am not a trained graphic designer, I do know what looks nice and "trendy." That doesn't mean that...