24 Sep

Be A Blessing

A friend recently gave me a new book which I finished reading last week. For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards is by bestselling author Jen Hatmaker. It is a book for and about women (sorry, guys) and our struggles...

27 Aug

Sabbath Day

Sabbath. Sabbath is an ancient concept that is largely unknown in our fast-paced American culture. In a few weeks I’ll be talking much more about Sabbath because it is actually one of the Ten Commandments. The fourth commandment says, “Remember the Sabbath day and keep...

13 Aug

Grace Changes Everything!

This Sunday’s sermon is on a fairly obscure story in the Old Testament. The Arameans have been a thorn in Israel’s side, but now they’ve “upped the ante”, laying a full-scale siege on the Israelites’ city. Israel is surrounded, trapped: nothing and no one is...

06 Aug

Divine Healing

The story of the healing of Naaman is one of those Old Testament dramas that would make a great stage play. There is an A-list cast of characters, gut-rending emotion, surprising heroics from those in supporting roles, and a dramatic conclusion. But, it almost ends...

Friends Lowering to Jesus
30 Jul

True Freinds

There is a powerful story of friendship in the Gospel of Mark. A man is paralyzed and his four friends are so convinced that Jesus can help him that they put the man on a pallet, each grab a corner, and cart him off to...

23 Jul

Rahab the Prostitute

On Sunday I preached from Joshua 2 which is where we are first introduced to “Rahab the prostitute.” Rahab is a fascinating character. She is mentioned four times in scripture: in Joshua’s story of the fall of Jericho; in the genealogy of Christ in Matthew...