Power of Praise
on November 17th, 2020
You can praise God too little, but you can never praise Him too much. David writes, “From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised” (Ps 113:3). “Seven times a day do I praise thee” (Ps 119:164). “His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” When you are overwhelmed by circumstances, the last thing you feel like doing is praising God. But it’s the firs...
Sitting or Serving
on November 9th, 2020
“Who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves?” Lk 22:27 NKJV The world reveres wealth, power, talent, and fame. And sometimes it regards service as demeaning. But Jesus used a different yardstick when He asked His disciples, “Who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves?” Then He answered the question by saying, “I am among you as the One who serves.” Paul said that Je...
The Importance of Raising Your Children In Church
on October 19th, 2020
Taking your children to church can feel like a chore. I applaud parents who faithfully bring their children to church. Waking them up, feeding them breakfast, trying to get them dressed, diaper bags packed, and trying to get everyone in the vehicle so you can make it on time to church can slap wear you out before you even make it out the front yard.As a Pastor, on Sundays I leave my home in the m...
7 Blessings From Serving
on October 5th, 2020
We all want our lives to matter. It’s the reason we do the things we do. We chase promotions and leadership positions because we want to make a difference. We encourage our kids to go to college, get a good job, and make lots of money, in hopes that they, too, will make a difference.There’s nothing wrong with wealth or influence, but those things alone won’t change the world and they aren’t what w...
Sabbath: You Need To Rest
on September 28th, 2020
“On the seventh day you shall rest.” Exodus 34:21 We are living in a time that depletes our energy, emotions, and resources like nothing we have seen in our lifetime. Many people are experiencing emotional and spiritual exhaustion, and we are not doing what we should to ensure that we are rested, replenished, and renewed.It's interesting to me that one of God's top ten in the Ten Commandments is t...
Revealing of the Anti-Christ
on September 20th, 2020
🚨We are closer than ever to the appearance of the Anti-Christ! “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition” 2 Thessalonians 2:3 I love studying end-times and Bible prophecy. The Bible teaches that before the anti-Christ is revealed there will be a great falling away. Falling away is...
Overcome Discouragement: Find A Better Way
on September 13th, 2020
“I looked things over.” Ne 4:14 NIV Happy Monday! I missed you last week on the blog, but I decided to spend Labor Day with the family, and I hope you spent some time relaxing too.Today I want to talk to you about overcoming discouragement. Discouragement is defined as a loss of confidence or enthusiasm; dispiritedness.During the recent pandemic, people have increasingly become discouraged. Am I g...
Past Your Past
on August 31st, 2020
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1 This past Sunday we kicked off a new sermon series teaching how to overcome condemnation. If you polled people, most would say they struggle from time to time with a form of condemnation called self-condemnation.Self-condemnation is being unable to let go of a past sin and our anguish over something we did a lon...
Sending Your Kid To School
on August 24th, 2020
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command. Hebrews 11:23 Children all across our country are returning to school in a variety of ways. Some have opted to return to school virtually, while others are returning to in-person. I watched as a dropped my own daughter off at school as...
on August 16th, 2020
O God, You are my God;Early will I seek You;Psalm 63:1 B—e—e—p B—e—e—p B—e—e—p screeched the alarm clock. What are you putting first in your day after the alarm clock goes off and you wake up? What is the first thing you give your attention to when you wake up?If you are like I used to be, I would immediately grab my phone to check emails, view notifications, text messages, and be caught up with n...
Slay Your Giant
on August 10th, 2020
“for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands” 1 Samuel 17:47This past Sunday I taught on the Biblical event and story of David and Goliath. As I was studying this text, God gave me some fresh revelation concerning David and the giant named Goliath.Many of you are fighting the biggest giant you’ve ever faced. You feel overwhelmed by all we've had to grappled with during...
PLUGGED IN PARENTS
on August 6th, 2020
“Pay careful attention, then, to how you live—not as unwise people but as wise—making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is” Ephesians 5:15-17 What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Make coffee? Get the milk out of the box? Hop in the shower? Hit the snooze button?Those are all good answers. But for teen...