Fear Not

Everyone is afraid of something.  Even the person who says they aren’t afraid of anything is… well lying… they are afraid of being real or authentic.  But the greatest thing about our fears is overcoming them!  Years ago, I knew a person who was afraid to drive on an interstate… too much road and too many fast-moving cars… this person… Read more →

Meaning!?!

One of the buzz phrases these days is all about finding meaning in one’s life.  Searching for that perfect job, perfect spouse, perfect home, car and dog.  People are evening looking for the perfect church (BTW there isn’t a perfect church).  You see if we have everything perfect then our lives will be better than content… they will be happy!… Read more →

Even in Texas

Last Sunday, we paused in our service to pray for those believers around the world that are persecuted for their faith in places where you can actually die for gathering and worshipping Jesus as Lord.  And in a way, we did so thinking about those believers over there… in those places and those countries  Then we left church.  As I… Read more →

Not MY President!

“NOT MY PRESIDENT,” now there is a phrase that we have heard spouted over the last twenty or so years.  It seems like whoever is elected to run our country has about half the country upset all the time.  Over the past couple of decades, we have lived under the leadership of several presidents from both major political parties.  But… Read more →

A Good Question

Most of us have been on some type of interview.  Maybe it was a job, a school or even a social type club.  But we have all sat in that chair and tried to get the people on the other side of the table to consider you for the position.  I was told early on, that when you are interviewing… Read more →

Real Value

Last night I received a gift from a student.  She is an artistic type who is attempting to copy and sell her artwork (to go from starving college student to starving artist).  Last year, during a chapel, she painted a picture as the service moved along.  The gift was a copy of that piece of art.  As she gave it… Read more →

Words from the ROCK!

This week we begin a new series that will explore the words of Peter in his two letters (1 & 2 Peter).  As we begin with 1 Peter, this series could not come at a better time!  This past weekend, I read an article concerning a town I lived in as a child.  The town is called Middletown, because it… Read more →

Wrapped Up in a Pretty Bow

When I first began looking at this sermon series, The Cycle of Grace, which is based on the study and book of Hudson and Haas, I looked intently at the four major elements of the Cycle itself.  But the more time went by in my preparation, the more I felt like this was an incredible present and if I wasn’t… Read more →

Here, Let Me Show You!

In the Old Testament, we find God’s covenant with Abraham.  God made a promise to make the Abraham into a great nation with descendants as numerous as grains of sand on a beach.  And then God gave Abraham the sign of the covenant relationship, circumcision.  Now, I’m not wanting to debate the whats and whys of this command, but to… Read more →

Significance

Do you remember your dreams as a child?  Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up?  Studies have shown that most people envision the life of a hero, living a life of significance.  Even today the top grossing movies are about heroes or Super Heroes.  That is why we like Batman, Superman, Ironman or Wonder Woman. … Read more →