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June 26, 2021

How to Relate to the Accuser Luke 4:1-13 Today is the first Sunday of Lent. Traditionally, Lent is a time when Christians around the world will deny themselves in order to grow spiritually. We are going to take the following Sundays in March and April to look at the ways that Jesus dealt with different people. Today, we will see how Jesus dealt with the Accuser, Satan. Later in this series, we will look at other people in the life… Read more

January 5, 2021

HONOR God All Year Long Psalm 147:1-20 As we begin a new year, we should think as Christians how to HONOR God all year long. Here is a simple definition of honor: Respect given to a person for who they are. You respect the police officer because of the role they play to protect and serve the community. You respect a judge because they have the power to put you in jail or give you freedom. You respect the employer… Read more

October 26, 2020

9 Great Reasons to Get Logos 9 I want to share with you 9 Great Reasons to Get Logos 9. Full Disclosure: I was given a preview version of Logos 9. You can use my link to get a discount on any base package. 1. Images in Notes Finally, you can insert images in Notes. There is an option in Notes to upload and insert images. You can insert from three sources: “Your Media” includes media that you upload yourself…. Read more

October 23, 2020

Becoming a Healthier Pastor by Ronald W. Richardson is a book review about how the pastor can become healthier by dealing with their family of origin. Read more

July 26, 2020

Developing Christian Self-Control Galatians 5:22-23 Developing Christian Self-Control is the final sermon in the sermon series on Developing Christian character. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The law is not against such things.” (Galatians 5:22–23, CSB) Developing Christian Self-Control brings victory John Maxwell, in his book Developing The Leader Within You, says that “The first victory that successful people ever achieve or win, is the victory over themselves.” The… Read more

May 18, 2020

What Christian Growth Looks Like Philippians 1:9-11 When you look at a person, you can estimate the biological age. A baby crawls and cries dada, mama, gaga, googoo. A child walks and speaks innocently. A teenager has grown in height and with more vocabulary and slang. An adult is fully formed. As an adult age, there are other characteristics that show their age. The hair grows a different color or falls out. Wrinkles and age spots develop. Eyesight diminishes and… Read more

May 12, 2020

How to Be GENTLE Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The law is not against such things.” (Galatians 5:22–23, CSB) According to Bill Farmer’s newspaper column, J. Upton Dickson was a fun-loving fellow who said he was writing a book entitled Cower Power. He also founded a group of submissive people. It was called DOORMATS. That stands for “Dependent Organization of Really Meek And Timid Souls—if there… Read more

April 17, 2020

Developing Christian Faithfulness Psalm 105:1-6 Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The law is not against such things.” (Galatians 5:22–23, CSB) Have you ever stopped to thank someone for what they have done for you? We do it many times with people we care about. Perhaps someone came to fix something in the house. A friend came and watched your dog while you were gone. Someone who… Read more

April 9, 2020

Developing Christian Goodness Galatians 5:22-23 Mark 10:17-22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The law is not against such things.” (Galatians 5:22–23, CSB) As we continue in our study of the Fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23, we come to the fruit of goodness. Remember that the love of God brings the joy of God that leads to the peace of God that builds in us the patience… Read more

March 9, 2020

How to Keep the Church Focused On Its Mission 2 John 7-13 In the video illustration, the people were playing the basketball game. The focus of the people was so much on the game that they never noticed the moonwalking bear. The announcer did a great mind trick on you by making you pay attention to what he wanted you to see first, then changing your perspective to see what you didn’t notice before. John warns about this in the… Read more




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