The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. … Continue reading On Assignment
Since…the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.” -Hebrews 2:14,15 I don’t know of a Christian… Continue reading The True Meaning of Christmas (Like you’ve never heard that before)
There are a lot of people in the Sacramento area who can’t stand Jesus. So much so, in fact, that they go to great lengths to erase his name from the holiday that points to him. They put up billboards encouraging us to forget/reject Jesus. They intentionally say to everyone, “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry… Continue reading Liking Jesus
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” -Mark 10:45 As you know, fads come and go. Some stick around for a while and then fall into the sea of oblivion rather quickly. For example: When was the last… Continue reading WWJD?
The teaching time for this Sunday will focus on the latter half of Romans 4 (vv. 17-25). Without a doubt, the most asked question thus far in this “Gift” series has been about the topic Paul raises within this passage – FAITH. Parents are asking about it. Christians are asking about it. People who are… Continue reading The Thing About Faith
Suppose for a moment you were in an elevator with one other person and you had only one minute to share with them the basics of the Gospel. What would you say? Some might harken back to an evangelism class taken years ago that taught different styles of how to present the Gospel: “Suppose you… Continue reading The Gospel & Elevators
Growing up, I loved basketball. By “loved” I mean that no matter what the weather, I was outside playing basketball. I lived in the Midwest and when it was icy and snowy… I would shovel the drive way so I could shoot baskets. And if it was real bad, I had a nerf basketball hoop… Continue reading We All Want it Fair (Sunday Preview…)