Life’s Two Bank Accounts

Matthew 6:19-34 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will … Continue reading “Life’s Two Bank Accounts”

Jesus, The Way To God

John 14:1-10 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come … Continue reading “Jesus, The Way To God”

Excuse me God can we Talk

Christians are constantly challenged to remember that God is not human. God is not the perfect human, or the perfectly developed human, or the human with all supernatural powers. You might say, “I never think God is human.” Do you believe that God thinks like you think? Do you believe in spiritual matters that you … Continue reading “Excuse me God can we Talk”

Difficulty Requires the Prayer of Persistent Patience

I want to focus our thinking today by using a familiar scripture in Luke 18:1-8. I encourage you to read with me. Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did … Continue reading “Difficulty Requires the Prayer of Persistent Patience”

The Faith Journey

This evening I want to emphasize that living by faith in God is a journey, not a destination. Faith is a walk with God, not a place that we arrive. Someone sees that we have faith in God by how we act on an everyday basis. They do not see that we have faith because … Continue reading “The Faith Journey”

The Exodus and the Cross

Every life, without exception, lives through dark hours. No one escapes days when all circumstances say the worst is inevitable. We all experience times when we are overwhelmed with setbacks, losing struggles, and painful realities which dominate our todays and threaten our tomorrows. Sometimes the threats are physical and put physical existence in jeopardy. Sometimes … Continue reading “The Exodus and the Cross”

Resisting Jesus

The American society has many great qualities that produce incredible opportunities. Among them are our high degree of individual freedom; our number of personal rights; our economic opportunities; our standard of living; and our educational opportunities. Though troubled, we are still a nation of freedom and opportunity The irony: with all this, we still produce … Continue reading “Resisting Jesus”

God’s Solution for the Problem of Sin

Once sin was an impossible problem for people. Why? There were only inadequate, temporary solutions for the problem. No one of himself or herself had the power to destroy sin. God’s permanent solution had not yet come into existence, and humans were powerless to produce a permanent solution. In early human history, people offered animal … Continue reading “God’s Solution for the Problem of Sin”

Showing People Jesus

Occasionally we sing a beautiful song entitled, “Have You Seen Jesus, My Lord?” It begins by asking a question and making a statement. “Have you seen Jesus, my Lord? He’s standing here in full view.” The song asks if you have seen a beautiful display in nature, or a family who loves each other, or … Continue reading “Showing People Jesus”

Sharing Jesus

I want us to prayerfully begin with a reading. Take a Bible and read with me John 1:1-5. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came … Continue reading “Sharing Jesus”