Why Do Bad Things Happen To Me?

When I was younger, I didn’t understand these verses. I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened. He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip. He taught me how to sing the latest God-song, a praise-song to our God. More and more people are seeing this: they enter the mystery, abandoning themselves to . . . Read More »

Godly Success in this World Explained

Today we continue to take a deep dive into Proverbs.  That simply means we are pulling out the bigger topics of Proverbs and taking the time to talk about them.  Last week Sam pulled out a huge theme that is all through Proverbs.  What is it?  The battle between humility and pride.  I don’t know what you took from his message but it was very helpful and very clear.  He shared a quote with us that really helped . . . Read More »

Walking With God, Is It Spiritual Or Is It Practical?

Today, we talk about how to live out the Christian life.  Is it practical or is it spiritual?  How, as disciples of Jesus, do we take on the day?  We ask, as a Christian, how do you live with a successful mindset?   I want to start with two stories.  Story 1.  A man came to Church, and he looked tired.  He shared with me why he looked tired.  His wife left him.  His daughter wouldn’t talk to him.  . . . Read More »

The Tensions Between The Church and The World Has Reached The Tipping Point

Here in 2023, we have started an important conversation, all centering around a very popular question in today’s world.  What is the point of church?  This is an important question, and we have been learning just how essential the church is, how we should view it, how God views it, and just how critical the church is to our Spiritual development, and to the community around us who don’t have the same eternal destiny of those inside the . . . Read More »

What Does A Successful Church Look Like?

This entire series has been a practical ‘how to’ in placing your life into God’s hands.  Last week, Sam was so practical.  He asked and answered the question, how do we move forward?  Remember how he pointed out how hard it is to deal with the real issues of our heart while at the same time we have to deal with the issues that scream at us from our culture?  It’s so easy to be distracted, isn’t it? . . . Read More »

Success Series – Let’s Talk About The Heart

It’s hard to believe this, but our big fall series on Spiritual Success is starting to wind down!  Ken will be closing it out next week, time sure flies when you are having fun!  This means that the next time I will be talking to you it will be in our Christmas series, called “Missing Jesus.”  I’m somewhere between shocked that the Holidays are right in front of us, and excited about the new Christmas conversation we will . . . Read More »