This Story Should Change The Way You View Christianity

We are talking about what it looks like to surrender to God and do life God’s way.  We are using baseball as an analogy.  Home base represents surrendering to God. Scripture teaches, Everything, absolutely everything… got started in him and finds its purpose in him.  MSG Colossians1:20 This is what we call the great God reality: Life is about God and what He is doing.  That also means that life is not about us and what we want.  . . . Read More »

How Do You View Others?

So we are working our way through this series called Baseball which is the discussion that will take us all the way to Easter.  It’s incredible that this is our conversation in the times that we are in today…with so much uncertainty and a lot of unknowns unfolding every day with this Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic.  It’s almost heightened or given more meaning and depth to what we are trying to accomplish in this series.  It’s amazing to watch . . . Read More »

Ferocious Courage Comes at a Cost

We look at this Son [Jesus] and see God’s original purpose in everything created.  For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels – everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head . . . Read More »

How To Destroy Worry

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Philippians 4:4-7 Do you see that last part, it’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life?  . . . Read More »

Coronavirus has created fear in me, how do I handle that?

Do you believe that God is good?  Do you believe God will come through for you?  Are you afraid of what will happen this week? Are you afraid of the next three months? We might have the right information about God and the right Bible verses that say God is good but that doesn’t mean we live like we believe it. To the core of why we fear, maybe, is because we don’t know if God is good.  . . . Read More »

Responding to COVID-19

Just a few days ago I went to the gym and was looking forward to my daughter’s Track and Field season starting.  Now we are encouraged to not even leave the house.  What happened?  It’s hard to catch up to the reality of it all.  If you watch the news, a sense of fear and worry can just overwhelm your heart. Scripture says, Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries . . . Read More »

It’s All About God And What He Is Doing

So I hope you were here last week as Ken opened up our new series called Baseball.  It was a very powerful day where Ken had a chance to really share his heart, his personal experiences, and really layout this next discussion that will take us all the way to Easter.  Now I know it’s not the best time for “America’s Favorite Past Time,” between the Houston Astros stealing signs, and the fact that the game is so . . . Read More »

I Wanted To Quit Being A Pastor

Have you ever wondered; I am facing struggle after struggle, what exactly is God doing about it?  Maybe life isn’t working out the way you thought it would.  Maybe you have read scripture and expected passion and joy with God, but you look at your life and think, ‘It’s not working.’ Let’s read one of those scriptures filled with promises.  This is God speaking. 11 I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out – plans . . . Read More »

The Divorce Rate Should Tell You Something… You Have an Enemy

I want to read a story for you.  Before I do, I need to give it some context.  The king of Syria was in a war with the king of Israel.  Every time the king of Syria would try a surprise attack on the king of Israel, God would tell the prophet Elisha and he would warn the king of Israel.  The king of Syria was furious and thought he had a traitor in his army.  He couldn’t . . . Read More »

What To Do When Your Spouse Doesn’t Come Through For You

Welcome to our marriage series.  We started by saying that to be good at being married begins with being good at dating.  And to be good at dating begins with being good at being single.  So really, a great marriage begins when you are single. I would also say, after the wedding day, to be good at being married requires us to grow up into emotional and spiritual maturity.  But sometimes instead of growing and changing couples who . . . Read More »