Author Archives: Pastor Jesse

About Pastor Jesse

I am someone loved by Jesus - a disciple, husband, father, pastor, and engineer. I am passionate about making deeply surrendered disciples of Jesus who are motivated and equipped to make more.

Break the Chains of Discouragement

Happy Mother’s Day! One of the biggest challenges I face for staying on mission is overcoming discouragement.  (And you probably know moms face discouragement on the all-important mission of raising kids!)  What about you? Do you ever face discouraging voices … Continue reading

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Because Staying On Mission Is Hard

Staying on mission is hard.  It’s harder when you fell like you are doing it alone.  But God has invited you into his work, into his mission!  How do you stay in the game?  And how do you get started … Continue reading

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Socially Distanced Cul De Sac Worship

So Corona has kind of changed everything – right?  But we are persevering and I hope you are, too.  Later tonight, we have an on-line gathering for prayer and to encourage one another for missional living.  It’s not the same … Continue reading

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Going and Discipling Sunday May 3

Here’s a short message for Sunday May 3.  Ever felt left behind by the command to “Go to all the world and make disciples”? And what is a disciple anyway? Message from LoveFirst Coast for Sunday – just click on … Continue reading

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LFC Update

There’s too much too report! But we’re having a gathering on Zoom Sunday night to talk about a rhythm for the season ahead and to pray.  If you’d like to be a part of that, email me at  If … Continue reading

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Creative Easter!

This year, we are approaching Easter like an artist with a blank canvas.  Or like a poet with a blank sheet of paper.  Or like a musician ready to try to write a new song.  In other words, we don’t … Continue reading

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Holy Week! Different This Year

Remember the Story: I just spent some time with friends (in a zoom meeting) remembering the events of Holy Week.  We took a journey from the Triumphal Entry to Jesus being laid in the tomb.  It’s a like a journey from bright … Continue reading

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Unity Day JCP

Sometimes, it’s good to be stretched.   Getting to Unity Day JCP was quite a journey.   Galatians 3:26-29 tells us that “in Christ, there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for we are all one in … Continue reading

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LoveFirst Coast Calendar and Updates

Worship Gathering Sunday, March 8 6-8:30 at the Alexander house (320 S. Buck Board Dr.)  We’ll be looking at obstacles to the experience of God’s grace in our life.  Hope you can join us. We’ll be talking about obstacles to … Continue reading

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Worship Gathering Sunday

Maybe you’ve heard of identity politics. Google defines it as “a tendency for people of a particular religion, race, social background, etc., to form exclusive political alliances, moving away from traditional broad-based party politics It makes the news.”  It’s nothing new.  … Continue reading

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