Monthly Archives: June 2012

Are there lessons to learn during times of pain and suffering?

Every step was painful.  Raising her shoulder sent flames of fire into her arms.  Turning his neck brought needle pricks down his spine.  Simply breathing ripped the very fabric of life from his chest.  There are countless men and women … Continue reading

Posted in Colossians, Discipleship, spiritual formation

God’s way, not ours! Genesis 16

The world is full of [img maze] shortcuts and sidesteps.  Many of them look good on the surface, but if you use them you end up with an [img bank erosion] eroded hillside that is ugly and unstable. As I … Continue reading

Posted in Genesis, Sermons

On the need to Work

“For the first time I began to realize an odd consequence of the social effort in which we are at present engaged.  An yet, come to think, it is a logical consequence enough.  Strength is the outcome of need; security … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

A Worship Exercise

“Close your eyes for xisty seconds and picture worship.  Let the film roll for a minute. OK, come back. Did you do it?  What did you see?  What did you hear?  What did you do?  What did you feel? I … Continue reading

Posted in worship

Faithful Fathers worth Following (1Tim 3:1-7, 14-16 w/ Titus 1:5-16)

As I was reflecting on what to speak about this week and the unique timing of being the week after installing our Elders and Deacons and having spoken about calling last week and being a week before Father’s day when … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Timothy, Sermons, Titus

Ephesians 4:1 The Calling you have received

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. When we read the Bible, we think that the stories of Abraham, Moses, David and the prophets, Paul and … Continue reading

Posted in Ephesians, Sermons