Guilt. We all have felt it. We all have done something we quickly regretted and felt guilty about it but is there a good guilt and a bad guilt? A godly guilt and a worldly guilt? The Bible tells us that yes there is a difference. For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the … Continue reading Godly Sorrow vs Worldly Sorrow
Here are a few thoughts rambling through my mind after a busy weekend of ministry. Sorry for being a day late this week! Here goes: Is it ever going to stop raining? Ark plans, anyone? Preaching on prayer for the past several weeks, really puts in perspective the faith of many saints in the Bible. Don’t sell your faith short. Walk daily by faith. March … Continue reading Monday Morning Muse (On Tuesday)
Monday Morning Muse March 7, 2016 Here is a list of just a few things that rumble through my mind as I sit down Monday morning to figure out what happened this weekend and what will take place this week. Enjoy…. How is it already March? I feel like Christmas just ended. If you do not know what Jiu-Jitsu is, watch the end of the … Continue reading Monday Morning Muse
Three Questions From God Why does Prayer Matter? Prayer is a conversation with God. Prayer matters because we need to listen to what God has for us. If we do not listen, we will face the consequences of sin. There are some that argue Genesis 3 is the first recorded “prayer” in the Bible. I am not certain of this, but we at least have … Continue reading Three Questions From God – Does Prayer Matter?
Monday Morning Muse February 22, 2016 This is a varying list of stuff that rumbles through my head from week to week. Nothing is really off limits and there is no telling what you will read. Enjoy….. Preaching on prayer is not only encouraging to see people grow, but it is also convicting. It never gets old teaching about Abraham offering Isaac. We had a … Continue reading Monday Morning Muse
Monday, November 15, 2016 This is a varying list of stuff that rumbles through my head from week to week. Nothing is really off limits and there is no telling what you will read. Enjoy….. – Valentines Day – A made up holiday where florists and cards shops make a killing. My wife and I share nice memes and save the money for something nice … Continue reading Monday Morning Muse
This blog spot will be random thoughts that come to my mind on Mondays. Here goes: – Watching the congregation sing can be like watching catatonic cat stare at a laser pointer. – Realizing you are supposed to dismiss service in 10 minutes and you are not even half-way through your message. NOT. A. Good. FEELING! – Seeing new people in church reminds me of … Continue reading Monday Morning Muse
Our church is using this verse as our theme for 2016. It is our emphasis. It is our goal that through preaching and teaching this year we emphasize the importance of prayer in every aspect of our lives. This blog post if based on the second message in our series. The title of this message, “Pray In Times of Crisis”, was a help to many … Continue reading “Pray in Times of Crisis”
A Proverb every day enables the believer to grow in Bible principle line by line and precept by precept. The Proverbs are short, simple statements with profound impacts on our life. Proverbs 1:8 There is much mentioned in Proverbs about wisdom. Chapter 1 begins by discussing the importance of this topic. When we get to verse 8, it really becomes evident of the purpose of … Continue reading Proverb A Day
It was 11:15 on a sunny Wednesday morning. The temperature was 6 degrees and the windchill was 15 below zero as I walked across the parking lot toward the entrance to the hospital. That was when I heard a small crash by the building. Not a big one, but something had fallen. I looked over and saw that the sun was actually melting the icicles … Continue reading The Power of the Son
I believe that the best method of preaching is expository, there may be occasions for a topical message but they certainly should be in the minority. For a church to be biblically strong and mature it needs the depth and biblical focus of expository preaching. However there are different ways to divide the text, I want to consider two ways to preach and the advantages … Continue reading Books or Series?