Archive for the 'Uncategorized' Category

The Impact of Jesus

James Allen Francis said in a sermon, “He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He […]

Read the rest of this entry »

“Submit, Resist, and Draw Near”

We’ve been walking through the Lord’s Model Prayer in Matthew 6 on Sunday mornings. Yesterday centered in Jesus’ instruction to pray, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” As we studied the passage we went to James to get a better understanding of what temptation means. James 4:7-8 says, “Submit yourselves […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Comfort in the Midst of Despair

Yesterday was a hard day. On the day that we had expected to celebrate the birth of a child with his mom and dad we mourned with them in his death. A few days before the due date the mother went for a check up and they were not able to find a heartbeat…Kim and […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Living above ‘the braying of asses and the grunting of hogs’!

From time to time I hear people say things like, “I’m just not really into the music,” or “I’m just not a music person…” Last Sunday we sang Luther’s ‘A Mighty Fortress is our God.’ Before we sang the hymn Ronnie Foster, our Minister of Music, shared the following. “In the forward of a book, […]

Read the rest of this entry »

I Die Believing These Words!

Recently Ray Ortlund posted the following on his blog.  I was blown away with it and wanted to share it with you. “Robert Bruce, the disciple of John Knox and Andrew Melville, died at Kinnaird on July 27th, 1631.  He had come to breakfast and his younger daughter sat by his side.  As he mused […]

Read the rest of this entry »

To sell alcohol on Sunday or not to sell?

Much has been said about tomorrow’s vote on whether we should allow stores to sell alcohol on Sunday. I do not drink alcohol for several reasons. It is not because I believe the Bible says you can never drink a beer or a glass of wine—the Bible is very clear about alcohol—you are not to […]

Read the rest of this entry »

“This Glorious Thought”

Yesterday we sang two of my favorite hymns.  We started with Holy, Holy, Holy, and then we sang It Is Well.  I am moved every time we sing that song…especially when we get to the third verse. My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought! My sin, not in part but the whole, Is […]

Read the rest of this entry »

What is a Biblical Marriage

Much has been said about marriage lately and I’ve been hesitant to write about it again…if you follow my blog or listen to my sermons you know that I believe marriage is to be between a man and a woman, but why? Why do I believe in what has been called a traditional view of […]

Read the rest of this entry »

“A Few Thoughts on the Rainbow”

You’d have to living totally off the grid not to have noticed all of the rainbows lately…even the White House was recently lit up in rainbow colors. I’ll refrain from commenting on that, but I do want to share something about the rainbow from the end of a Tim Keller sermon I heard a couple […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Serving from Beauty.

In the sermon I quoted from yesterday, Tim Keller shared the following story from Charles Spurgeon. “Once upon a time there was a king who ruled over everything in a land. One day there was a gardener who grew an enormous carrot. He took it to his king and said, “My lord, this is the […]

Read the rest of this entry »