And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience-- 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of…
Text:   For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and…
Any TEDS talk fans out there? I want to share a  little from one by Bryan Stevenson on the power of identity. Stevenson is a civil rights attorney and the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit group that pro­vides legal representation to poor defendants who have been de­nied fair treatment in the criminal justice system.   STEVENSON'S…
I want to show you a picture of a bridge. Picture 1. Would you want to cross that bridge?  Loose rock. ONe side under water. How long is that thing going to stand.   Would you want to cross this bridge. Picture 2. Its new. its pretty. Its shiny. I d take the second one any day.   Would you…
We are in a series on the church. This week I want to look at the churches mission and your mission in life. What is your purpose? What are you supposed to do in life? How does that fit with God’s plan for you? How do you move his purposes forward, and how do you do that when the world…
We are in a series on the church and are looking at passages that will define us. Today we are looking at a passage on church leadership. It will help us understand how the church is to function. I also want to show how this should affect us on a daily basis and also how we galvanize as a church.…
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit--just…
I m not a big technology person. Anybody else with me? I use technology, but I don’t enjoy it. There are never tech items on my Christmas list.   I typically look at it and think its a waste of money. I m like in just a few years, months, maybe days that thing is going to sit unused on…
This week we are focusing on one particular verse from the book of Matthew. I want to look at it in light of our call to make disciples. We are called to share our faith. So we are going to look at this and then talk about how we can better communicate this news with other people.   Text  …
We are in the fourth week of a series on the beginning of Jesus, and we have simply been going through the first few chapters of the book of Matthew. Today we are in a passage that may not be our traditional Christmas text. When I planned the series I realized we would be in this passage and a part…