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December 10, 2012

Sunday afternoon quarterbacking

Pastoring a church is a remarkable thing. I really enjoy it.  Every day has a good dose of unpredictability. And I like that.  But pastoring a church has its share of challenges as well. And these challenges (for me) mainly involve preaching from the pulpit. Rarely does a Sunday go by when I don’t feel […]

November 26, 2012

5 Resolutions for 2013

The new year is coming? Do you have any plans for 2013? Here are some suggestions to get started: 1) Become a Christian. I mean it. Many people think that going to church will save them. It won’t. Jesus will. 2) Get Baptized. I mean that too. Jesus commands every believer to be baptized in […]

November 20, 2012

The Baby Who made His Mother

We are nearing the Christmas season and doubtless you will see many manger scenes and pictures of the baby Jesus.   But have you ever thought about Who the baby Jesus really is?  Colossians 1 says this about Jesus: “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all […]

November 15, 2012

Christmas Musings

I remember as a little boy being very excited about Christmas.   We had a tree in the living room with presents underneath and lights strung up around the house.  I loved watching Christmas specials on television like Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Charlie Brown Christmas. It was my favorite time of the […]

October 15, 2012

The modern day (and ancient) holocaust

Last week, in the vice presidential debate, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan were asked about their views on abortion. We often think of abortion as a new practice in the history of the world. But abortions have been happening for hundreds of years.   The great reformer, John Calvin, said this about abortion in the early […]

September 12, 2012

Why dedicate children to God?

On September 30th, we will be conducting a class on Child Dedication.  What is the purpose of dedicating children to God? We live in a culture that is massively unbiblical. Child raising is often times thought of as little more than managing and getting by.  Very little is expected of our kids and, as a […]

July 24, 2012

Waking up Dad

Ephesians 6:4 says, ” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” I have often times heard this verse referencing the responsibility of parents. Rarely (if ever) have I heard this verse call out fathers. But that is what Paul says, “fathers.” Fathers….discipline […]

July 24, 2012

One short a baker’s dozen

When Jesus began his ministry, He did not begin it alone. 12 men became His disciples.   Here are 4 reasons (I can think of) that Jesus invested time and energy into these men: 1) The most effective ministry is the kind that produces and reproduces disciples. Preaching to thousands of people can awaken faith and […]

July 11, 2012

What to do in a trial

James says to “count it all joy when you face trials of many kinds.” But what does that mean? Does it mean that we are to literally be “full of joy” when we are in a trial? I think the answer is yes and no.  The goal of trials is that we may be “perfect […]

June 25, 2012

Why God made me a bad golfer

So, last week I had the rare itch to play a round of golf. I am not a good golfer and about 4 or 5 times a year, I am vividly and painfully reminded of this. But the itch came and I had to scratch so off I go (with my cousin) to Highland Golf […]

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