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Read Scripture

So you’ve decided that you are going to read the bible.  Awesome!  I am excited for you to encounter God’s Word and be transformed. So let’s move from good intentions and hope to being intentional and having a plan.  Most people are familiar with a plan that has you reading through the whole bible in…

Who’s Servant Am I?

Yesterday in worship we looked at John 13 which describes Jesus washing his disciples feet and giving a very straightforward and clear call for us to follow his example in serving others.  There is something very important to remember about this story though:  Jesus wasn’t doing what the disciples wanted him to do, he wasn’t…

Who’s Winning?

A lot of polls are spending lots of time trying to figure out who’s winning this presidential race.  Let me share my thought on who is winning:  Satan. If anyone is happy this election cycle, it must be the evil one because he loves nothing more than to bring division to the church.  I see…

Is Retirement Biblical?

After yesterday’s sermon on the sacred quality of work, I received several questions about retirement.  If we are designed for work and we will have work to do in heaven, how is a Christian to view retirement?  Am I saying that we should never retire from our job and we should work till we die?…

Rush to Judgement

This will be my third visit to you. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.”  2 Corinthians 13:1 You must not convict anyone of a crime on the testimony of only one witness. The facts of the case must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.…

Physical Fitness as Worship

Our culture is obsessed with our physical bodies.  Weight loss programs, diet pills, Plexus, essential oils, fitness studios, and an ever increasing list of foods that we should never eat create a drone of sounds that surround us daily as we struggle with our physical bodies.  Our response is to work feverishly to look a…

Before You Post on Social Media…

I rarely find facebook to be conducive for loving Christian dialogue on controversial subjects. For those who choose to post (and in this matter I believe Christians should live and let live) here are a few things to consider: 1. Have I been drinking? If so, it is best not to post. 2. Is it…

GIVE

Have you had a few moments to pause during this busy season to consider the gifts you are giving to Christ?  Think about how strange it would be to have this great birthday celebration for Christ and to have gifts for everyone but him!  Wouldn’t that be absurd?  Why not take some time this week…