Perception: The birthday party I organized was a failure.
Reality: Two moms who met at the party became life-long friends (unbeknownst to you).
Perception: I don’t feel respected at...READ MORE >
This weekend we will see the compassion of Christ in contrast to religious pride. It’s so good to know that Jesus does not give us what we deserve. A deep understanding of the love of God can be...READ MORE >
Our founding fathers rightly chose, “In God We Trust” for our currency. Perhaps they were aware of the danger of trusting too heavily on our material resources. This weekend we are going see...READ MORE >
Mark tells us in 3:14 that “He (Jesus) appointed twelve-designating them apostles-that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons....READ MORE >
Three great short stories this weekend!!
We’re learning more about Jesus (He even has the authority over death)!
We really do have the best of both worlds because of our faith in Jesus. In...READ MORE >
If Jesus is Greater, then I’ll run to Him.
After seeing that Jesus has authority over sickness and nature, we are now confronted with reality of His power over the spirit-world. We are all...READ MORE >
This weekend we have three short stories and a life lesson.
In our text, Jesus illustrates for us the impact of simple faith. It will give us far more than we bargained for. It will guide us...READ MORE >
Wenn Gottes Wort die Wahrheit ist, dann werde ich es wirklich ernst nehmen!
Did you catch that?
Coming from me, that top phrase might make you curious, but not enough to figure out what it...READ MORE >
Reading through the Gospel of Mark is not unlike reading through a series a well-written blog posts. Mark has something to say—Jesus is the Son of God and we should follow him— and he uses...READ MORE >
Our vision for 2018 includes healthy community life (Advance). Good relationships are hard to come by. Like moving targets, they require effort and focus. For some of us we can spend years in a...READ MORE >
We often hear the Christian life described as “knowing Jesus” but what does that really mean? Jesus Himself extends the invitation to intimately “abide in His love” and He describes life with Him...READ MORE >
During the Advent season we anticipate together the arrival of the Christ-child.
It’s good to anticipate. Without the wait, there would be no wonder. Into the darkness a great...READ MORE >
Do you have a dream? If it’s not somehow connected to God, then it can end up becoming a nightmare. The ability to enjoy anything comes from God. (Eccl. 2:25). That is why it’s so important...READ MORE >
This passage is about worship! What a break from the meaningless things Solomon worshipped and found so vain. How should we approach God? What does it mean to guard our steps, to stand in awe of...READ MORE >
Freud and Frankl were two brilliant psychologists who lived in Vienna just before World War II. Freud specialized in man’s search for happiness and Frankl specialized in man’s search for...READ MORE >
There are seasons for things.
We don’t like unpleasant seasons. We rush. (At least I do).
We try to be like everyone else.
We don’t like change.
What current season are you in?
There...READ MORE >
Is the world getting better or worse? Sometimes I can’t believe my ears when I hear about the holocaust, or the crusades or how barbaric cultures have treated people in the past. Have we evolved...READ MORE >