Is the Holy Spirit Real?

What do you think about this statement?  The Holy Spirit is not just a symbol of God’s power, presence or purity, but is a real, influential being.  Do you believe that? Remember what Sam said last week?  What you believe, you are living out.  He called it, your theology.  He then accused us all of being theologians!  That’s awful – right?  Actually, Sam was right.  What you believe drives your life and directs your actions, relationships, and decisions.  . . . Read More »

The Power of Sin

Two Stories. “I think I am going to leave my wife and get a divorce.”  I was surprised to hear this because this couple had been a part of church for years.  I asked him why?  He went on to say, “We tried it and it didn’t work.”  I was still confused so I asked about ‘it’?  What do you mean that you tried ‘it’?  He said, “We have been attending church and our marriage hasn’t gotten any . . . Read More »

Inviting The Holy Spirit Into All Of It

So today we continue our big Christmas series and I have to tell you I’m really excited for what we are going to get into today because we are going to really be addressing something that is so important to us as Christians and I will go as far as to say that it’s an area that we all have challenges in one way or another.  We are going to take something really spiritual, namely the Holy Spirit . . . Read More »

Everyone Love’s The Presents Right?

So it’s Christmas time, and frankly outside of The Grinch, and Scrooge most people really love this time of year.  For some it’s the decorations, for others it’s the time with family and friends.  For some it’s the food, and for others like my wife it’s the Christmas music…but it’s pretty safe to say everyone loves the presents.  My kids are always excited about the gifts.  My son Trey has been working on his Christmas list since like . . . Read More »

You Are A Body Builder

Good morning! Hey let me start with a question for you to consider this morning. I think it’s a question we all have wrestled with or are wrestling with. Do you feel like you’re making a difference in the world? That’s a pretty loaded question, because depending on your world view, we could all have different answers. But even if your answers are different from the people beside you right now, we each still ask this question to . . . Read More »

God’s Wisdom-Some Get It, Some Don’t.

So today we continue our study of Paul’s letter to his church plant in Corinth.  Last week we started in on the second chapter and today we will continue working through Chapter 2 of this letter and I love the subject matter.  We are talking about how we live our lives, and today we are going to hear about this thing called wisdom a good bit but we also see another big player come to the table…The Holy . . . Read More »

Our Focus Determines Our Experience

My children and I have a new tradition that started this year that I’m having a blast with.  Every day after school we go to a different park with our dog Toby and we run.  Well the boys definitely run, and I do my best to run, let’s call it a jog, while Monica walks our dog.  It is probably my favorite thing to do right now outside of hiking with my family.  I look forward to it . . . Read More »

The Big To Do List

It is really hard to believe that this series on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is coming to an end.  I will say that this teaching, and these books couldn’t have hit my life at a better time.  So there are a lot of reasons that I’m sad to see this one go but here we are at the conclusion of this powerful series where hopefully you have had a chance to engage and bring some real practical handles into . . . Read More »

Our God Given GPS

So today we are concluding the series on the Holy Spirit and I will tell you, I don’t really want it to end.  This is such a huge topic, it’s so big it’s hard to cover in just a couple of sermons.  The Holy Spirit is so important, and what is funny is I think that the Spirit is often overlooked and can be so misunderstood.  We have spent a lot of time in this series bringing you . . . Read More »