The Core of Christianity

We can create the most detailed and elaborate plans in life, but life may not work out the way you want it to.  You can even plan out your kid’s future in great detail, but it doesn’t always work out the way you want it to.  You know this don’t you?  It’s our life experience.  As many plans as we make, ultimately, God will determine how things will work out.  This doesn’t mean we don’t make plans.  It . . . Read More »

New Year, New Plans, New Challenges! Intro To Philippians

It’s hard to believe it but a new year has arrived!  I remember as a boy when I would think about the year 2000, I was just sure life would look like the Jetson’s cartoon from my childhood, with hover cars, and jetpacks…it seemed so far away, but here we are in the year 2022!  All joking aside, there is something pretty special about a New Year isn’t there?  It’s a time to think through new beginnings and . . . Read More »

You Will Never Be Passionate For God Until…

One of the most dangerous places you can be is in church.  Did you know that?  To be clear, I’m not trying to say something edgy or offensive to get your attention.  But I do want you to think about this with me.  If you grew up in church, you know all the stories.  You know the scriptures.  You know the songs.  The old ones and the new ones.  And you have heard the stories, the scriptures, the . . . Read More »

Missing Jesus – How To Overcome Fear and Anxiety

Welcome back everyone to week three of our Christmas series entitled Missing Jesus.  I think by now it’s clear that this series is going to give us an opportunity to look at the Christmas story from an important and unique perspective which is awesome, but it also gives us a chance to be realistic and talk about some of the realities and challenges that we face as we walk through the Holiday Season.  If you are like me . . . Read More »

How Did Religious Leaders Miss Jesus?

Christmas is amazing.  Do you know what makes Christmas amazing?  It’s the story of God who brought heaven down to earth.  There is a reason this entire season just feels different.  It’s the God story.  It’s incredible to think about.  Here is what scripture says. 16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 God did not send . . . Read More »