July 29, 2019

I am a terrible musician. In middle school when everyone had to participate in band, I “chose” the clarinet.  By “chose,” I mean that was the instrument my brothers had played, and it was sitting in a closet.  As the band l marched toward playing our first concert, we...

December 12, 2018

As Joshua prepared to conquer the Promised Land he had an odd encounter.  Joshua had been chosen by God, by Moses, and by the Israelites to take the Promised Land.  At the beginning of the Book of Joshua, God instructed Joshua, “Be strong and courageous.”  Likewise, th...

September 20, 2018

(Adapted for Sermon Series on 2 Chronicles 7:14)

Is God active or did He create the universe with certain principles and force us to figure everything out on our own?  Our answer to this question impacts our prayer life.  Even the most dedicated of Christians struggles...

June 25, 2018

When we are young we need rules even though we cannot fully comprehend the reason for these rules. Our parents instruct us in basic human interaction and safety.  Still, I thought it was a terrible miscarriage of justice when I was not able to retrieve my ball from the...

August 3, 2017

“A new command I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:34-35 (ESV)

The command to love another is not a ne...

March 16, 2017

            When you are poor in spirit, you need to read books on self-improvement.

            When you are mourning, you need to take some medicine and get over it.

            When you are mee...

February 28, 2017

“Blessed are those that mourn,

            for they shall be comforted.” – Matt 5:4 (ESV)

Mourning is a natural part of life.  We mourn over many things, the loss of a loved one, the absence of friends, or many other chan...

February 23, 2017

Truth is out of style.  We have no idea which media outlet to believe.  We do not trust our politicians, our corporations, our courts, our teachers, and our spiritual leaders.  We do not even have friends anymore; we have frenemies.  Even among Christians, we have a ha...

February 7, 2017

What if you found out you were accidently switched a birth? How would that make you feel? It might explain why you are so smart and the rest of your family is…well less smart. You would know the right people did not raise you even if you found out that your true parent...

January 24, 2017

I am not going to preach through John 2:1-12 this Sunday so I thought I would allow for some discussion on this passage outside our normal meeting times.

Jesus turned water into wine at the urging of his mother at the wedding feast in Cana.  This story is pretty unusual...

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