Category: Sermons and Services

Simplicity and Solitude

We race and scramble to keep up with the pace of our world, to keep up with the trends, to keep up with the latest gadgets so we will not stand out. We do not like being different because we fear being alone. Fear… Continue Reading “Simplicity and Solitude”

Meditation and Prayer

When I started my life as a God-follower, I had no idea what it meant to be a true follower of Jesus Christ. I wanted instant success.  I wanted someone to sprinkle magic Christian pixie dust on me and let me get started.  Maybe… Continue Reading “Meditation and Prayer”

Strength Is Overrated

Wilt Chamberlain was a brilliant basketball player, but terrible at shooting free throws from the foul line. Why? He was just too strong.

I Am A Chameleon

We can’t seem to like people who don’t look, think, act, and speak like we do. What if you changed yourself instead of trying to change others? Maybe together you could move closer to God.

Imagine Garcia at Asia

What’s in a name? “Michael” has a value of 101. So do: Garcia, at and Asia. But the emperor Nero’s name had a numerical value of 666. Was he the beast in the book of Revelation? What’s in a vaccine? Life-giving protection from disease… Continue Reading “Imagine Garcia at Asia”

Straight Shots with Crooked Sticks

“I hate my enemies with a perfect hatred,” Devil Anse Hatfield roared. Then he made sure his entire family hated them, too. If you don’t believe God can save the foulest human, then you don’t really believe in God’s power to save your own… Continue Reading “Straight Shots with Crooked Sticks”

Spies Like Us

Things that are unknown, things in the shadows, things that appear fierce and ferocious, things that are large and powerful – these things can make us feel overwhelmed. But how often are those things we fear really not nearly as large, powerful, or scary… Continue Reading “Spies Like Us”

Do Not Pass Go

Remember playing Monopoly? Were you crushed when you got the card that said “Do not pass GO”? In the book of Acts, Paul talks to some disciples who don’t understand what happened when they were baptized. They think they’re done — ready to pass… Continue Reading “Do Not Pass Go”

That’s Why We Tell

What guides you through the darkest night? Is it a star? Long ago, wise men followed an unusually bright star to a surprise ending in Bethlehem that was really just the beginning of changing the world through love.

Meet Me in St. Louis

The classic film starring Judy Garland was a huge hit in 1944. “Meet Me in St. Louis” revolves around multiple love stories. It’s a good reminder that each of us should be continually thinking and acting out of love. Good works and good intentions… Continue Reading “Meet Me in St. Louis”