I mentioned in last weeks message that I edited out a portion of the sermon notes because I wanted to go a different direction than the notes were going to take us. That can be rough because some of us (myself included) suffer from “fill-in-the-blankaphobia” and can’t function well unless everything is…well…you know…filled in! The following… Continue reading Forgiveness
A Dandelion Bouquet “Her children arise and call her blessed…”-Proverbs 31:28b Dandelions! Most of us see them as the archenemy of all lawns: Invaders of everything green. We go to great lengths and expense to wipe them from the face of the earth. “Give them an inch,” we say to ourselves, “they’ll take an acre.” There was a time… Continue reading Mother’s Day
What do you think of when you hear the expression, seeing red? Most of us probably equate seeing red with anger. Anger is powerful. So powerful in fact that it can disintegrate whatever or whomever it touches. When guided and controlled, it can disintegrate systems that promote injustice and oppression. When misguided and uncontrolled it… Continue reading Seeing Red
Fidgety ~ a state of mental or physical restlessness or uneasiness One of the first lessons I learned in church was to notfidget. The methods by which I learned that lesson depended upon whom I was sitting next too. If I was beside my dad, sitting still was impressed upon me by a Vulcan death grip that made… Continue reading Fidgety Christians
I wonder – if given the choice between pleasing God and trusting God – what would you choose. The more church savvy among us would probably choose both and call it good. I would suggest, however, that pleasing God and trusting God are two very distinct paths that rule the motives of our hearts. As… Continue reading Pleasing God? Trusting God?
The upside to teaching verse by verse through a book of the Bible is that we expose ourselves to all that God teaches. The down side of teaching through a book of the bible is that we expose ourselves to all that God teaches. It’s a kind of good news/bad news double-edged sword. When you approach verse-by-verse teaching… Continue reading Gospel Centered Sex