Forgiving Others Ain’t Easy

“The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and [...]

No Regrets

“So he got up and went to his father.” (Luke 15:20) The word regret carries the etymological idea of looking back to weep.  Repent means to regret to the point of amending one’s life.  Obviously, [...]

VP of Peas

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you….Now that you know [...]

Missing the Point

“Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, and so the Jews [...]

How to Pray

““This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” (Matthew 6:9, NIV) We started a new sermon series last week and we’re looking at the spiritual [...]

Choking on Worry

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can [...]

Jesus’ View on Women

Yesterday, talking with my wife, I made the mistake of stating my opinion on something I had no clue about. She, on the other hand, had studied the issue and could cite chapter and verse.  She [...]

Judas’ Cry for Help?

“When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them…and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.” (Luke 6:13, 16) In recent weeks, two celebrities ended [...]

Flyover Churches

“Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot…” (Luke 6:15, NIV) The church has traditionally referred to James the Son of Alphaeus as “James the Less.”  [...]

When in Doubt…

“They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he [Thomas] replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound [...]