Thankfulness is good for our hearts. Taking the time to remember our blessings, and to give thanks to God for them reminds us of what is important and how truly blessed we are. It also helps us to have a healthy outlook on ourselves and the world that we live in. Yesterday was an excellent … Continue reading Time to give thanks
Being negative is easy. Have you ever stopped to think about that? On any given day we can easily list a hundred things that have gone wrong, but recognizing that day's blessings can be a little more of a challenge. In my world of church ministry I can ask for prayer requests, critiques, or … Continue reading Praise or Complain
Leadership is service and can sometimes be draining, but there are some things that we can do that will help us to stay in the game long-term.
Worthy of Worship Stay Connected Scripture Text: John 15:5-7 Introduction: I'm going to deal with some things directly today because this is too big of an opportunity to miss. So hold on, here we go. When I first came here I had several people who came to me and said, "I'm burnt out … Continue reading Stay Connected (Sermon Notes)
Worthy of Worship It's Not About Me Scripture Text: John 4:19-24 Introduction: Over the next few weeks we'll be talking about worship. My hope is that this will help us to identify some of our deeply held attitudes that actually hinder us from freely worshiping. As we talk through these things together I … Continue reading Worship isn’t about me
He is Risen Scripture Text: John 20 Introduction: Don't answer this out loud because it might get you in trouble, but do you ever wonder why we do all of this? Why do we celebrate this day every year? Why wake up early, get dressed up, and go (or get dragged) to church? Why the … Continue reading He is Risen (Sermon Notes)
Rescued by Grace Live Free Scripture Text: Galatians 5 Introduction: Abused spouses often return to their abusers. Sometimes convicts will repeatedly fall back into the same patterns of criminal behavior because they actually want to go back to prison. On multiple occasions I have seen Soldiers who have complained about military life for … Continue reading Live Free (Sermon Notes)
Follow up The video below is a follow up to the sermon I preached this Sunday at my church. In it I look at Philippians 4 as an example of what Jesus was talking about in Matthew 6 when He said that we should, "seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew … Continue reading 2 Principles for Seeking His Kingdom
How are you doing? Are you sticking to your goals, or are you beginning to slip? If you're struggling, I may be able to help you with one of your goals. A lot of people begin the year with the goal of reading the Bible more faithfully, but lose their way within a few … Continue reading Are you sticking to it?
Letters don't quite hold the same power that they used to, unless they are all that you have. Before smart phones and the internet there was a day when letters held people together. They connected loved ones in spite of great distances. In spite of whatever physical obstacles were in the way, letters had the … Continue reading Letters