Focused

  I have a good friend who loves fishing. He loves fishing so much that every time we are riding together and see a pond or a lake he begins to wonder out loud about the size of the bass that may be in that particular body of water. He doesn’t mean to do it, it just...

In God We Trust

One of the greatest hinderances to the Jewish people fully embracing Christ in the first century was their strong nationalism.  They were not asked to give up their Jewishness, simply to submit it to Christ and allow Him to be pre-eminent.  They, however, wanted every...

The Look That Hurts and Heals

  When is the last time you looked in the eyes of someone who was unable to feed themselves? Maybe it was yesterday or a year ago. Trust me, in certain areas I understand if you have put yourself on a jet-line from one destination to another, not wanting to make...

Super Heroes

Boy, did I love superheroes when I was a kid. In fact, so much so that I still love superhero movies. Powerful people working to right wrongs and bring justice to the world. In most cases they were always virtuous and operated out of the highest values. The best part...

Fix Me

For me, the best quote from last week’s message was “If you pray for God’s will you have to give up yours.” So often we pray to God and ask Him for help or guidance and then we keep doing things our way. There is a story in Scripture about a man who is in hell and...

Do We Really Need Jesus?

Do We Really Need Jesus Written by Pastor Scott  based on thoughts of this week’s sermon.   In our modern teaching and preaching of the Gospel, we have done a very good job of making sure that everyone knows God loves us.  Actually, we have made it abundantly...

To the Women

My first act as incoming Pastor in my current Church was to offer a prayer before the annual golf tournament. I got up, took the mic, faced the golfers and addressed them by saying “Gentlemen”. The cry from the back came quickly and stung like a bee, “And ladies!” ...

I Am So Busy

What a day! Meetings, events, last minute things that I forgot to do last week, and the list goes on. Sound familiar? I think these kinds of days are more normal than we would like to admit. Some may be thinking I am too busy to stop and read a blog! I get that. So...

What Does Your Church Look Like

Take a moment and think about what your church looks like.  This question could evoke many different images in our minds. Perhaps you see the exterior of your church, be it white clapboard churches in a country setting or more modern structures with steel and glass....

After

What a moment! Resurrection! Can you imagine what the next month and a half was like for the Disciples as they spent time with the impossible? It was all true. It was really happening. Sometimes we forget the awe of what happened after the resurrection of Jesus. Going...