It's Not About You - the Stoning of Stephen
August 4th, 2014
Acts 6 and 7 describes the powerful story of Stephen, his life of service and martyrdom, and his love even in his death. From start to finish Stephen’s life screams, “It’s not about me.” Stephen was...
Why is the church today in decline?
July 29th, 2014
Why is the church today in decline in this country? I believe at least part of the root cause is that believers are no longer dependent on the Holy Spirit. I was reading an article last week discuss...
Why Are You Surprised? Acts 3
July 21st, 2014
How does the world perceive the church? Do people have preconceived notions about the church? I read an article the other day that explained how the church has been “typecast”. For many people, the r...
Who is Jesus to YOU?
July 14th, 2014
Matthew 16:13-20 says "When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; ...
July 7th, 2014
I’m not sure what images come to mind when you hear the word “church,” but it’s probably very different from the way first century Christians understood the term. In the Greek NT, the word translated...
Why do we Love Stories?
June 30th, 2014
Why do we love stories so much? George Barna tells us that the emerging generation has no basic understanding of the Bible or even many of the stories of the Bible because their parents failed to tea...
June 17th, 2014
Romans 8:15. "For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, 'Abba! Father!' The Spirit himself bears witne...
Don't Be Afraid, Just Believe
June 9th, 2014
Throughout my life I have at times struggled with faith… I know I am a pastor, and I’m not supposed to admit that, but I have… usually it centers around the question: if Jesus loves us so much, why is...
Out on a Limb
May 19th, 2014
Luke 19:1-10."Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he ...
Lord, Help Me!
May 12th, 2014
Matthew 15:21-2821 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughte...
Great Balls of Fire
May 6th, 2014
I love the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego found in Daniel Chapter 3. These guys had faith. King Nebuchadnezzar called them to appear before him. The king was furious that they hadn't bowe...
Choose Today Whom You Will Serve
April 28th, 2014
Life is full of decisions, but the most important decision we make is this: what god will you serve? And not making a decision about that question is in itself making a decision. We all worship somet...