4 Ways to Thank the Lord

4 Ways to Thank the Lord 15 June 2017 Year A Psalm 116:12-19 The psalmist spends the first half of this psalm praising God for how God has helped him. The psalmist loves the Lord (Psalm 116:1) and reminds himself of the ways in which God has shown both mercy and grace. Psalm 116:1-11 sounds [Read More…]

Enduring Pain in Light of Eternity

Enduring Pain in Light of Eternity May 15, 2017 Year A Psalm 102:1-17 My earthly pain is nothing compared to the eternal glory of God. The psalmist here shares a prayer that expresses his pain to God. He complains about his pain in a lament – a type of psalm where the writer expresses his [Read More…]

5 Forms of Deliverance That God Provides His People

God delivers. He is not just a delivery man that brings good things to you. Instead, God provides ways to deliver His people through difficult circumstances and situations. God delivered His people Israel and He will do the same for you. [Read more…]

5 Reasons Why the Resurrection Is Essential to the Christian Faith

5 Reasons Why the Resurrection Is Essential to the Christian Faith April 13, 2017 Year A The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a fact of history. It is also an essential reason for the Christian faith. Without it, the Christian faith fails. I want to share with you five reasons why the resurrection of Jesus [Read More…]

Cleanliness Is a Heart Problem, Not a Diet Problem

January 12, 2016 “Summoning the crowd, He told them, “Listen and understand: It’s not what goes into the mouth that defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.”” (Matthew 15:10–11, HCSB) It’s the beginning of the new year. As such, you will see many commercials for programs designed to [Read More…]

Ten Characteristics of a Caring Person

Ten Characteristics of a Caring Person August 27, 2015 Year B Psalm 15:1-5 What kind of person can hang out with God? What type of person does God consider a friend? The kind of friend is someone who know what it really means to care for others. What are the characteristics of a caring person? [Read More…]

The Heart Is Important in Worship

The Heart Is Important in Worship April 27, 2015 Year B Psalm 95:1-11 The heart is what makes one sing. The heart desires to enter God’s presence. The heart desires God. Worship is the external expression of the heart of a Christian (Psalm 95:1-7). People can express their heart’s desire in the way they worship. We [Read More…]

Listen, Obey, Serve

Listen, Obey, Serve February 25, 2015 Year B Matthew 4:1-11 The Devil, known as the Tempter, came to Jesus during a time of fasting. He tested Jesus in three different areas of devotion. He tested his hearing, his heart, and his hands. These are the same areas in which Satan will tempt me. He will [Read More…]

My Response to Correction Reveals My Heart

My Response to Correction Reveals My Heart December 30, 2014 Year B “The one who corrects a mocker will bring dishonor on himself; the one who rebukes a wicked man will get hurt. Don’t rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man, and he will love you. Instruct a wise man, [Read More…]