August 9, 2020

. He could have been captivated by a thousand black holes or a million dancing, dazzling galaxies. He could have beamed with pride in angel armies or thrilled at the march of animals in all their diverse array. But his eye is on you. His has lost his heart to you....

August 2, 2020

We might well be moving into a new stage of this pandemic--the stage of righteous indignation. That’s what people display when they realize they are powerless to halt the evil around them. Blame is thrown around. There’s lots of name calling. It quickly leads to im...

July 26, 2020

But the good soil. The good soil. What was the difference? Since Jesus doesn’t spend any time on how to get more good soil or how to improve the weedy or rocky soil, he is showing us it is out of our hands. God provides the good soil. “I will have mercy on whom I...

July 18, 2020

Jesus is honestly there for you. Jesus has my best interests at heart. If we don’t trust him already, the day he suffers on the cross to take away your sins, to pay for every one of my iniquities, that’s the day he wins over the most hardened of Roman hearts. “Sure...

July 11, 2020

It is worth it to us. Jesus does not ask us to make sacrifices for which there is no personal return. One time Jesus was speaking about how hard it was for the rich to enter into the kingdom of heaven. The disciples got a little uneasy, not because they had plush ba...

June 27, 2020

The disciples exhibited the same, “no one is expendable” attitude Jesus did. They followed Jesus’ directions. “Go to the lost sheep of Israel. As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have lep...

June 22, 2020

Jesus is calling. Adjusting, if that is the word we can use, adjusting to this call is painful. It means our sinful human nature has to be put to death. Jesus once called the life of a Christian “taking up your cross daily.” Every day we have to fight against sin....

June 16, 2020

Matthew 7:15-29

If you were building a new house what would it look like? If you got the opportunity this afternoon to sit down with an architect who was going to help you design your dream house what would be the things that you are looking for? Maybe you say, we need...