What Does It Mean to Receive Christ?

Christians often talk about “believing in” Jesus or “receiving” Jesus. What does this mean? How does “believing in” or “receiving” Jesus impact ad change our life?

Discovering God through the Book of Jonah (Part 1)

What can we learn about God through the short Old Testament book of Jonah?

NEW BOOK: “Jesus Is…”

Kindle & Paperback Editions “Who do you say Jesus is? Some say he was just a good person. Some say he was a prophet. Others say he didn’t exist. CS Lewis says, “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said wouldn’t be a great moral teacher. He’d beContinue reading “NEW BOOK: “Jesus Is…””

Confessions of a Pastor

Sometimes I Find Myself Being A People Pleaser One of the things I hear, from many people, is, “I will do what I want, I don’t care what other people think.” This is something I have said at times also. The older I get, the more I realize I do care what people think. IContinue reading “Confessions of a Pastor”

Betrayed, Denied, Tried, Crucified

In the 1924 book by Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Game is a story of big game hunter Sanger Rainsford and his friend Whitney ending up on an island owned by General Zaroff. The General talks about how he is bored with “traditional” hunting and has moved into hunting the most dangerous, the most cunningContinue reading “Betrayed, Denied, Tried, Crucified”

Healing and Restoring

Luke 8:26-39 26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes,which is across the lake from Galilee. 27 When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he criedContinue reading “Healing and Restoring”

Convincing Arguments

Click here to read Acts 26. When was the last time you tried to convince another person (not family or friend) about coming around to your way of thinking? How did it go? I love talking with sales people. They really know their stuff, and you can tell the ones who are passionate about theirContinue reading “Convincing Arguments”

God Working Through Our Lives

Click here to read Acts 22. Have you ever been in a place where you have to defend what you’re doing? Of course you have. We all have. My kids love to give me the reasons why they’re playing the way they are or why the other person is upset. We all love to findContinue reading “God Working Through Our Lives”

Checking Emotions

You see and hear it all the time. Police shows and court shows are very popular for us because we like to see what will happen. Whenever we watch these shows, or read about the news stories, we cannot take turn our eyes and ears away because we have to know how it ends. IContinue reading “Checking Emotions”

Expect the Unexpected

THE RUSH This is the Pentecost sermon preached on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Click here to read ACTS 2:1-2. WRITE “ORDINARY DAY” ON YOUR NOTES It was just another normal day. Everyone was gathered together. Everyone had been praying for the last 10 days. This was just another average day. Over the last 10 days,Continue reading “Expect the Unexpected”