Posts from 2020

Posts from 2020

We’re a Part of a Family

            I love getting together with my family and talking about my ancestors and hearing stories about them. Some are funny, some heroic, some you wouldn’t want others knowing about! But sometimes when I’m with my brothers in Texas they will be telling a story about a great uncle or some other relative that I don’t really know. Part of this is…

Words Reveal Our Heart

In Luke 6:45 Jesus says “…out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (ESV) Out of all that we have stored up inside of us, our words flow.  That sure is a bold statement – and is one that can bring us some strong emotions.  It can bring joy and peace in instances of someone that is known for their kindness and gently spoken words.  As I think…

#Fifth2K21

52 Weeks, 52 Chapter every person should know.             It seems hard to believe but it is almost the New Year. 2020 is just about over (finally) and the New Year brings new opportunities. Growing up I remember Bible Class teachers and the Preacher mentioning that the New Year meant it was time to start a new Bible…

Come to the Table

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. To me it is a holiday that brings people together and allows us to take a minute to catch up with each other, especially family. In all of my Thanksgivings, I remember that for almost every single one of them we either traveled somewhere to see family or that family traveled to see us. It was a time where we saw people for maybe…

Great Expectations

Someone said that if you aim at nothing, you’ll certainly hit it! Could that be why we’re not growing as we should, both as a congregation and as individuals? If I may borrow the title of a famous book, we ought to have Great Expectations! Let’s consider that statement from three angles:  First, what are your expectations of God? Because He…

Blessing Bags

“Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18           This morning we would like to introduce you to, Blessing Bags. Blessing bags contain the basic essentials that someone would need on a daily basis. However, these bags contain much more than the essentials someone may…

Yes, Jesus Loves Me

John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (ESV) This truth is something that most every Christian has committed to memory.  It’s something I point out quite a bit from the pulpit.  It’s the basis for a song we teach our children… but do we remember that as much as…

Fearless

Fear. When I think of fear my initial thought is the feeling that comes during a suspenseful movie. That chill of the unknown that you know is going to be there, but you aren’t sure what it is going to be. Or the feeling that comes over you when a cop pulls out behind you and turns on the bright blue lights… only just to pass you and pull someone else over.…

Testing and Trusting

In Exodus 17:7 YLT, we see the children of Israel testing the Lord by asking, “Is Jehovah in our midst or not?” After Israelites left Egypt for the land of Promise, they grumble their way through the hot miserable desert. Even though God had demonstrated His watchful care for them, they still felt alone facing the threat of starvation and thirst (Exodus 15:22-25; Exodus…
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