Let your Sin Story, be your God story

Jesus paid the ultimate price when He died on the cross. He was betrayed and abandoned by his friends, he was accused by his own people, tortured and ridiculed, and then executed as a criminal. What makes it all different is that is not where the story ends. Jesus defeated death and rose from theContinue reading “Let your Sin Story, be your God story”

Why did the disciples follow immediately?

In my reading this morning, I was in Matthew chapter 4 where he talks about the calling of the disciples. As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fisherman. “Come, follow me,Continue reading “Why did the disciples follow immediately?”

Do Everything in Love

Last year our church had a sermon series entitled Last Man Standing that was one of my favorites of the year and really impacted my life in 2016. My favorite in the series is the one entitled Men or Boys . I had written a post Act Like Men about this back then that is worth the fewContinue reading “Do Everything in Love”

Because He Truly Cares – 1 Peter 5:7

As often happens while sitting in church a scripture is given or something is said that may only be tangentially related to the sermon topic itself but it triggers in me that I realize that it is not only the meaning that God wanted me to get from the service, but it also triggers asContinue reading “Because He Truly Cares – 1 Peter 5:7”

Why are you staring?

Reading through the first chapter of Acts I came across an interesting passage.   Jesus was asked right before he ascended to heaven on when he would free Israel.  Jesus replied that the Father sets those dates and they were not for us to know and then talks about the power of the Holy Spirit whichContinue reading “Why are you staring?”