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God’s Peace is Yours

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. John 14:27 Jesus life on Earth was coming close to the end … and He knew that His disciples would need the kind of peace that would see them through any and all situations. It…

The Greatest Veteran

Yesterday, our nations observed a very special day … Veterans Day. A day designated to honor those that have served our nation in the military. Yesterday, was also a day that I led a memorial service for a member of our church who, by the way, was a US Army veteran who served in World…

Why Complain?

“Why Should the Living Complain …” Lamentations 3:39 November begins the month of Thanksgiving … so why have I chosen this strange text? Lamentations is a book of the Bible people often choose not to read. To lament means “to express great sorrow” … probably not an activity that most people desire to take part…

The Empty Life

We live in a land that has never has been more affluent than it is today. We have more of everything, and everything we have is bigger and better. Yet, even with all the fullness and prosperity many do struggle. I believe it is a true statement to say that there are multitudes of people…

Good Worship

“In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good.” I Corinthians 11:17 Every Sunday I typically post a snapshot of what I am preaching on that day. I also end each post with an invitation to worship because I think worship is vital to life. But…

Seek God & Live

There has never been a time throughout history when people did not worship. In one way or another people have sought fellowship with something bigger then themselves. People have worshipped the sun, moon, and stars. They have worshipped nature, bowing down to mountains, rivers, and various material objects. If people couldn’t find something that was…

Just Be Ready

“I thought the world was supposed to come to an end Saturday … Well preacher, what do you have to say about that?” I am glad you asked … here is my answer… better yet, here is what the Bible says: Jesus speaking: “No one knows about the day or the hour, not even the…

FORGIVENESS

Paul the Apostle wrote about the importance of forgiveness in 2 Corinthians 2:10-11 … “Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. for we are not unaware of his…

Trust God Completely

First Harvey … now Irma … two powerful hurricanes disrupting and devastating the life of Americans. Watching the different news reports, it is interesting to observe the responses and behavior of those who reside in the path of these storms. After loading up with food, water, clothing … life’s seeming essential items … there is…

We Need Family

The flooding this past week in the Houston, TX, area has been tragic and life changing. I am sure that no one was completely prepared for the devastation left by Harvey. No doubt the hurricane’s impact challenged peoples value system. These types of events make us reevaluate what really is important in life. The value…