5 Times God Shows His Faithfulness

5 Times God Shows His Faithfulness 19 June 2017 Year A Psalm 105:7-45 Psalm 105 is a hymn of praise for the faithfulness of God to His people. The psalmist begins by describing “5 Ways to Show Appreciation to God for His Faithfulness.” Yet, the Psalm doesn’t end there. The psalmist continues to explain through [Read More…]

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…]

Ecclesiastes 5:10-20 Dollars and Sense

Ecclesiastes 5:10-20 Dollars and Sense CNN recently covered a story about a man with stomach pain. The report said, “French doctors were taken aback when they discovered the reason for the patient’s sore and swollen belly: He had swallowed around 350 coins: $650 worth.” The sixty-two-year-old man came to the emergency room of Cholet General [Read More…]

Ecclesiastes 5:1-9 How to Relate to God and the Government

Ecclesiastes 5:1-9 How to Relate to God and the Government I was always told that in polite company, one should never talk about politics or religion. In Ecclesiastes 5:1-9, Solomon talks about both. First, he talks about how we should relate to God and then Solomon will give us an insider’s view of government. It’s [Read More…]

The God of Repetitive Grace

The God of Repetitive Grace March 8, 2017 Year A Exodus 34:1-9 Moses broke the first tablets. So God lets Moses bring another set of tablets to write the commandments again. Why is this important? Because God is a compassionate and gracious God (Exodus 34:6). He says that about Himself. He proved it by allowing [Read More…]

#TeamGod

#TeamGod May 23, 2016 Year C Psalm 124:1-8 There has been a tradition to pick sides and name that side with the following: #Team_________. For example, when Conan O’Brian was kicked out of his position as host of the Tonight Show by the producers who wanted Jay Leno, there were people on Twitter pickings sides: [Read More…]

5 Leadership Qualities of God

5 Leadership Qualities of God May 17, 2016 Year C Psalm 48:1-14 Many church leaders look to a variety of books on leadership. They seek Christian and secular sources, experts, and gurus to find the keys to being a great leader. Yet the Bible has a catalogue of great leadership examples. Psalm 48 is a [Read More…]

Joshua 1:1-9 Living by the Promises of God

Joshua 1:1-9 Living by the Promises of God Let me ask you a question. What keeps you going? What is your motivation to keep doing what you are doing? For Joshua, his motivation was to know that God was going to keep His promises. You see, Joshua followed in Moses‘ footsteps. He followed Moses as [Read More…]

Deuteronomy 4:15-20 Worship the One True God

Deuteronomy 4:15-20 Worship the One True God We live in a world that is obsessed with form. We lose weight to have the right body form. We take selfies because we like our face to be noticed. We wear makeup and cut our hair to make sure that people can see our correct form. On [Read More…]

From Woe to Wow

From Woe to Wow April 8, 2016 Year C Isaiah 5:11-17 As God shares with Isaiah the conditions of the people of Israel, He begins by descending. God says “Woe” which is a word that describes a state of disappointment. God is disappointed with His people. Here are five ways in which I show God [Read More…]