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 →
If You Don’t See Beauty, Do You Really Know God As Well As You Thought?
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 – What is the difference between the 1st and 2nd Commandments?
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 →
Hey Pastor, I have a question about Genesis 32…
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 →
Who is the One in Control?
In this video, we will be looking at the One who controls the natural and the spiritual! He is the One we need right now! In Mark 5, Jesus Christ demonstrates the He, alone, is the Hope for the Helpless! https://youtu.be/q4nhAprtahU
Books That Have Sustained Me
Anyone who knows me, knows that I enjoy reading. This week I am moving my library over to my office and since I have almost grown son to help me, the most work that I have had to do has been to lift the books off of the stack and place it on the shelves.... Continue Reading →
A Gracious Message – Acts 20:13-27
Last week I preached an Encouraging Message from Acts 20:1-12. This week's message will be gracious! In the passage we have before us we have an example of Paul's focus and the foundation for his ministry. I hope that you'll be challenged to look at God's grace and His Gospel in a fresh way. https://youtu.be/0n8lxedmB1g
A Couple Pastoral Thoughts on Covid-19
This afternoon I'm posting a brief video with some thoughts that I had as I was thinking about Acts 20 and how we, as a church, ought to be praying as we live through this time in the life of our nation. Please join me this week and look to the Sovereign God as we... Continue Reading →
What Happened to the 12 Disciples?
Tonight we will be exploring the ends of the lives of the 12 disciples. This is something that I have often wondered about and it was very helpful to see what history there is concerning the deaths of the men who walked with the Lord. For most of them, they definitely considered the reproach of... Continue Reading →