Why Are You So Afraid? – Jesus

How are you doing with our Bible study this summer called, The Simple Questions of Jesus?  And remember, simple doesn’t mean easy.  It’s a Bible study but we want you to go deeper.  We want you to personalize every question Jesus asked.  That means slowing down, thinking it through, and personally answering the questions that Jesus asked. Last week Sam gave us the Jesus question, “Have you never read the Scriptures?”  I enjoyed how Sam explained the context . . . Read More »

The Way To Overcome Anxiety

This fall we have jumped into an incredibly important conversation on the most important, but also the most ignored area of our lives.  We are talking about and focusing on the soul.  This allows us to talk about the areas of our lives that so many of us are struggling with these days, our inner worlds, and our emotional and mental health.  I think for many of us this may have been a new thought, that our soul is . . . Read More »

The Thing That Leads To Your Best Life and The Thing That Leads To Destruction

This summer we are taking a Deeper Dive into Wisdom.  We are circling back and working through some of the big topics that Solomon speaks of often in His Manual for Living, the book of Proverbs.  This is an important way to study Proverbs because Solomon throws so many different thoughts, great one-liner statements, and important life principles at us, that we don’t want to miss out, we want to be able to process and personalize as much . . . Read More »

The Greatest Challenge to Life Isn’t Other People

I have 3 questions for you today. Question 1: When we look back on our lives, in general, what is it that we can think about, focus on and feel?  We tend to remember our hurts, wounds, and regrets.  If we aren’t forgiving, we can hold grudges against people.  And if we don’t forgive ourselves, we can live in regret for our bad choices. Question 2: When we look into the future, in general, what is it that . . . 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 »