Psalm 16:1-11 How to Build Confidence in My Relationship with God

Psalm 16:1-11 How to Build Confidence in My Relationship with God A pastor was leading a group of high school students on a backpacking trip. Being a prudent planner, he had two scoutmasters and an Eagle Scout on the trip to ensure the safety of the students. Wanting to show his value to the team, [Read More…]

Matthew 21:1-11 My Commitment to God

Matthew 21:1-11 My Commitment to God In his book Concentric Circles of Concern, Dr. Oscar Thompson wrote that “the gospel moves on contiguous lines – on lines of relationship.”1 The key to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ he said is relationships. This passage addresses a pathway of relationships. First, I have my relationship [Read More…]

There Is None Like You…For Me

There Is None Like You…For Me March 10, 2017 Year A Micah 7:18-20 There is a praise and worship song from the late twentieth century by Lenny LeBlanc entitled “There Is None Like You.” This section of Micah reminds me of that song. In the song, the writer reflects on the fact that there is [Read More…]

‘Twas the Night Before the Election

‘Twas the Night Before the Election ‘Twas the night before the election And all through the land Neither candidate for President Was what I had planned The Democrats chose Clinton The Republicans chose Trump With the last year of politicking Making their long-winded stump. The neighbors had signs Planted in the front lawn Small red [Read More…]

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren is a 40-day devotional which takes the reader on a personal spiritual journey. The book presents what Warren says are God’s five purposes for human life on Earth. The book describes itself as a “blueprint for Christian living in the 21st [Read More…]

Glorifying God Together In Unity

Glorifying God Together In Unity October 15, 2015 Year B Romans 15:7-13 The purpose of Christ’s first coming is to bring believers together. “For I say that the Messiah became a servant of the circumcised on behalf of God’s truth, to confirm the promises to the fathers,” (Romans 15:8, HCSB) Therefore, the church should be [Read More…]

Third Way Christianity

  Third Way Christianity There has been lots of discussion lately about many social issues, especially gay marriage, in Christian circles. The controversy centers on two different ideas: (1) gay marriage is a sin and therefore those who claim to be gay or believe in gay marriage should not be accepted into the church and [Read More…]