I've had to lay low all week, being sick. Here's a thought that's encouraged me early in the morning when I couldn't sleep: 1 Timothy 2.1-2 is even more vital for the Christian when the people we are praying for are doing evil. Paul knew that. He wasn't exactly talking about a righteous, Godly government... Continue Reading →
Several months ago I began to upload my messages from recent sermon series. I have almost uploaded all of my messages from the book of Jude and am continuing to upload my messages from Ezra. I also plan to use this podcast as a tool to demonstrate different ways that I have found that help... Continue Reading →
In the following Article, you will find five simple questions that I ask to help my family work through a passage of Scripture. We use them during our times of family worship, while we are in driving in the car, and as we talk about a sermon or message that we have heard together. I have found that these questions serve as a springboard for deeper and more fruitful thinking on the passage at hand.
Join us on today's podcast as Pastor Steve tells us about the significance of the vessels of the Temple.
So today's a heavy day. I spent hours yesterday afternoon watching the news, and just praying. My heart was heavy, and breaking. The world is broken, the world is fallen. What am I supposed to think? Who should I believe? Like many, I'm tired. I'm tired of not knowing what to believe when I read... Continue Reading →
I meant to post this several years ago, but you know... life. Anyway, I found it and was encouraged all over again by it! I had the great privilege of hosting Tom and Diane Schreiner a few months [years...] back as Diane spoke at our church's Ladies' Breakfast, and Tom preached on Sunday. Tom is... Continue Reading →
In the middle of a world that seems to be made all of blacks and greys right now, with so much heaviness and grief, so much anger and frustration, the Creation account reminds us that we serve a God who loves color and life, who delights in unique and beautiful things. When he made swarms... Continue Reading →
Question for the Pastor - The 1st & 2nd commandments are "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" and "Thou shalt not make for yourself an idol." Aren't those two commandments the same - not having another god and not making an idol? What is the difference? This is a thoughtful question. The first... Continue Reading →
Recently I was asked a question about Genesis 32:22-32. "What blessing did Jacob want? What does it mean to wrestle with God? Do we have to wrestle with God for God to bless us?" Well, this story from Jacob's life is just one in a long line of things that God teaches us about Himself,... Continue Reading →
This weekend, as I travelled across the United States, I spent quite a bit of time thinking about the situation that we find ourselves in with all of the 'social distancing' that is going on in our culture. I spoke with a great number of people and one thing was evident: Christians' hope isn't primarily... Continue Reading →