NEW LIFE-NEW POWER-NEW VISIONS It was a quiet morning. It was like every other day since the Lord had ascended. They waited for more instructions from the Lord. They prayed, they studied, they shared their thoughts, their fears, their visions wondering what tomorrow would bring. 120 of them sat waiting for the moment the promised Holy Spirit would come and […]

May 13,18  Mother’s Day THREE UNNAMED WOMEN  Thinking about this week’s sermon, knowing that it is Mother’s Day, I began to wonder what God’s message to all of us could be. I could use Proverbs 31 about the character of a Godly women…. “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of […]

May 6,18 LIVING RIGHT WITH GOD AND OTHERS Many years ago, a song hit the nation and the world during 1965 called, “What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love. It’s the only thing we have so little of.” It was popular for many reasons. First because Burt Bacharach composed it. Second, Dionne Warwick made it a hit. Third, […]

April 29,18 GETTING OUT OF THE PIT Sometimes God calls us to go through tough times in life in order to trust him more. If I asked how many of you have been there and done that I’m sure many of you would raise your hand. Struggles and hardships are often part of life. You would have thought that the […]

April 22,18 WE’VE A STORY TO TELL This week we continue the message of the Easter season. John’s gospel tells us near the end of the resurrection story and the encounter with Thomas this: “Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may […]

April 15,18 SOMEONE WHO SAW THE LIGHT Here we are in the 4th month of the year and they say it is spring, but our temperatures seem to say it is still winter, and we already have gone through the birth of Christ, the start of a new year, the season of Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Whew! What a […]

THIS WAS NO APRIL FOOLS JOKE Let me first say, happy first days of winter to all of you this Easter morning. APRIL FOOLS! I know, I know it’s hard to believe this is spring. Farmers are itching to get into the fields. We golfers are looking for some nice dry days to get out on the golf courses. Some […]

April 1,18 Easter Sunrise Luke 24:1-12 THIS IS NO JOKE It’s the same story every sunrise service at Easter. In fact, it’s the same story every Easter morning. The women go to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body but find something else. In Luke’s account it says, “The (women) found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they […]

HE DID IT FOR US HE CHOSE THE NAILS This evening we gather for a solemn occasion. We gather to remember that Jesus died. That’s a fact that we Christians understand down deep in our hearts. This day we call “Good” really wasn’t so good back then when Jesus went to the cross. It only became ‘good’ years later as […]

BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD In John’s gospel, John the Baptist has been baptizing in the Jordan River and the Pharisees have questioned him on why he was baptizing people if he “was not Elijah nor one of the Prophets.” John says, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know. He is the one who […]