Intro Growing up i had some family members that would collect coins. A couple really got into it. They had some rare coins that were really old, but I remember one uncle talking about how much he paid for a quarter. It was an old quartet. It was a modern one, one that people carried in their pockets. In fact…
Have you ever been told to get ready for something that might happen? Maybe it was an upcoming test. Get ready for it. The NFC championship game featured two starting quarterbacks that were not the starting quarterback at the beginning of the year. Nick Foles stepped in for the injured Carson Wentz and did a great job. I remember seeing a…
Intro We are at the turn of a new year. There is excitement for what the next year may bring and how the things from this past year might shape you going forward. There may also be uncertainty about moving forward and sadness over things that happened this past year. The new year with the holidays surrounding it mark a…
Bible Reading Luke 2 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea,…
We are celebrating Christmas. We all have memories of our favorite presents. Maybe it was the year you got your new bike, or your brand new wii or nintendo 64, or that atari. I can remember waking up on Christmas and finding a trampoline in the garage and or a go-cart in the yard. Those were such fun memories. What…
We are in the last week of our study of 1 Timothy. I have loved hearing the words of this book echo in my ears: fight the good fight, hold the faith, train yourself for godliness, set an example, watch your life and doctrine. Honoring God is urgent and challenging. There is an important task and a stolid resolution towards…
When I was in seminary I had a church polity class, that is a class on how churches work and govern. It was taught by an old school professor who loved diving into every clause and phrase of church constitution and bylaws. He would give details of different situations and problem encountered in his denomination, and which sections addressed it. It…
Everyone lives with some house rules. You institute these as a parent. “Walk don’t run down the hall!” “You used it; You clean it.” “No double dipping.” We have a sign in our kitchen that says, “No whining... ever.” A neighbor recently came over and saw the sign and freaked out like, “Oh no! What are they going to do…
Where do you want to be in 5 years? Have you ever been asked that question? It’s a great one to contemplate.Do you want to be a CEO, a professional football player, a published author? First question is where do you want to be, and the next question is what do you do to get there. If you want to…
We see images every day. We are captivated by they. However many are fake. Lets look at some of these. This first is amazing. Do you know that it is hurricane Sandy with New York Super Imposed. This is an Iran rocket launch. Apparently when displaying your power you don’t want to show failed rocket launches so they doctored up…