IT’S HARD TO BE HUMBLE Have you ever noticed that to be humble is very difficult? Yet the Apostle Paul says to the Ephesians, “As a prisoner for the Lord, then I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every […]

Mar 4.18 Lent IN THE UPPER ROOM “It was just before the Passover Feast, Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.” (John 13:1) That’s the words that John wrote in […]

Isaiah 53:4-6 Lent 2 Feb 25, 2018 THE SUBSTITUTE Have you ever run out of an ingredient while you were cooking, and you didn’t have a moment to run off to the store? What do you do? You look around for a substitute ingredient. Substitutes are fill ins, they take the place of another ingredient. It’s like me using Splenda […]

COME TO THE CROSS REMEMBER HIS JOURNEY This morning we begin our journey with Jesus to the cross. Like Advent, Lent is a time of preparation, a time to examine our spiritual lives. It’s the invitation that Jesus alludes to in Mark 8:34- “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow […]

WHAT WE ARE ASKED TO REMEMBER This is a very unique day. It’s Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, and of course it is also Valentine’s Day. One is remembered with cards, flowers, gifts, and special remembrance of how much you love someone, or are loved. It’s a day when special Valentine cards and perhaps gifts, are searched for […]

WHY GOD GIVES MOUNTAIN TOP EXPERIENCES Every once in awhile I like to have us sing that little ditty that kids sing from time to time. At the end most VBS nights they would all go home with a smile on their faces and joy in their hearts from singing with gusto, “If you’re happy and you know it clap […]

Feb. 4,18 WHATEVER IT TAKES Today we have reached the final day of the football season. Throughout the day all things about the Super Bowl will be expressed on TV and radio. The programing will begin early and end late. There is the half-time spectacular show with Jason Timberlake, as well as all those special Super Bowl commercials that people […]

Jan. 28,18 HE SPOKE WITH AUTHORITY There once was a Shakespearean actor who was known for his one-man shows of readings and recitations from the classics. At the end of each performance he ended by reciting a dramatic reading of the 23 Psalm. Each night, without fail, with great dramatic flair, he would begin, “The Lord is my Shepherd I […]

GOOD MORNING, THIS IS GOD The one thing that everyone of us have in common and that is, we go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning. Now, we may not all go to bed at the same time, nor do we all awake at the same time, but there is that going to bed and getting […]

 January 14, 2018 LIGHTS THAT SHINE Carole and I were heading home the other night from church when I remarked how dark it seemed to be. In fact, I think winter nights seem darker than summer nights, unless there is snow on the ground. This particular night it was cloudy and once we got away from the city it seemed […]