1 Peter 3:16-17 - We know that Nero was the emperor at this point, he wasn't kind to many people under him, Christians and non-christians. Peter is talking about the Roman government and he tells us a number of things here. Obey the government. Identify them as God ordained even if they are not Christ-honoring.... Read More
We've read the Bible, the New Testament and the epistles and the greetings and closing farewell blessings many of them have. They are encouraging to read, but we often buzz over them like they are filler and polite expressions. If we read them thoughtfully though, there is power to be found in those words. Romans... Read More
This is a father's day sermon, but there are things here for all of us. Ephesians 5:23, Ephesians 6:1-4 - The responsibility is placed on the father for his family.
This morning we'll begin with a brief summary of the resurrection story. The disciples were so sure that Jesus was the Messiah. They had followed Jesus, they saw the lame walk, the blind have their sight restored, they saw Jesus living a perfect and holy life. Peter said emphatically, "You are the Christ, the Son... Read More
Philippians 3:12-14, Acts 9:15-16 - When Paul was called it was with a bright light and a loud voice. That isn't usually how it works for us today. Clearly God's call of Paul was away from his old life to a new and very different one. Ephesians 4:1 - God's call to us today is... Read More
Texts used - Matthew 25:4, Ephesians 1:4, 2 Chronicles 16:9, 2 Thessalonians 3:3, Psalm 23 God knows our frailties. God has provided gracious provisions for us. So that we can respond correctly and grow in character. Only an all knowing God could orchestrate move and work in these kinds of ways. 2 Chronicles 16:9 -... Read More
There are about 3200 tigers in the wild. There are close to 5000 in captivity, the majority of them are owned by private owners, not zoos. James 3:1-18 - We all make mistakes. Those who are instructing others are in a place that gives them increased opportunity to make mistakes. How We View the Tongue... Read More