What It Takes To Follow Jesus

I want to start with a couple of questions today. Let’s start here: Are you good at following instructions? If your boss comes up to you at the beginning of the day and gives you some things to do, will you hear it and then follow through?  How do you handle someone telling you what to do?  Maybe you can do it, but you need to know why you have to do it.  Maybe you will do it, . . . Read More »

Jesus Asked – Why Are You Thinking These Things In Your Hearts?

I know it’s Memorial Day Weekend, but I would like to get us thinking right off the bat here today.  What do you think influences your life the most?  What do you think is directing your life and impacting your life experiences more than anything else?  Now, we are in church, so we may say God, and yeah, that is a good answer.  Some might say it’s my family and loved ones.  Some might say their job or . . . Read More »

Do Something! Learning From Jonathan’s Daring Plan

Over the last few Sundays that I have been with you, we focused on the concept of Spiritual Maturity.  We talked about what it is, how it is measured, (which is by our ability to love others) and I believe most importantly we discussed the idea that Spiritual Maturity doesn’t just fall in your lap.  It’s not just given to you.  Living and loving like Christ challenges us, goes against our human instincts, and just isn’t easy, and . . . Read More »

Buying a Valentine’s Day Card For Your Spouse While Having an Affair

I want to give you a great quote. “Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary, use words.” Saint Francis Sam gave us that quote.  If you were here last week, you heard Sam share that quote.  Sam was talking about how you share Jesus with those you love.  It was so helpful because Sam made clear who does what.  It’s our job to plant the seed and build relationships. The Holy Spirit’s job is to move . . . Read More »

How To Share The Greatest News Of All Time Effectively

Welcome back to our God Questions series where we are taking the time to walk through and answer questions that I think we all have about God and our faith.  This series has allowed us to talk about some very good and important topics when it comes to our lives, and I must say, all of those questions lead us to the topic we are diving into today.  We have talked about making the most of our lives, . . . Read More »

Making This The Last Year You Need To Make The New Year, New Me Resolution!

Well, here we are, it’s New Year’s Eve and in just a few hours we will be welcoming in a new year!  It’s amazing, as fast as Christmas seems to come is as quickly as it goes!  You know, New Year’s Eve is often a very festive and fun day.  Some people will be heading out to watch the Pickle Drop, or they will be staying up to watch the ball drop in New York on TV.  I . . . Read More »

Ever Wonder Where God Is Or If He Cares? Let’s Talk About Why That Happens.

Every year, Christmas seems to sneak up on us, doesn’t it?  I mean, we get warned early by the shopping centers and radio stations, with Christmas decorations and Christmas music long before we think they should be decorating or advertising for Christmas or playing the music, but it doesn’t take long, and suddenly, we have rolled right through Thanksgiving, and the Christmas Season is upon us!  Time sure flies!  I don’t know about you, but for me, while . . . Read More »