We are in a series talking about how Jesus brings us fullness of life. How much better would your life be if Jesus showed up in the flesh to go to work with you tomorrow? How differently might you approach your day. First of all you might wake up on time, have the attitude your are always supposed to have.…
Life with God Eph 1:1-14 We are starting a new series called Life to the Full. I wanted to take some time to talk about the Christian life. What it is and what it consist of. In doing this I wanted to take an approach that showed us the richness of what we have.   In John 10:10 Jesus says…
It has been interesting moving back to the south. We have been out of it for 15 years. One of the first things we noticed when we moved here is people wave to you in your neighborhoods. We didn’t know what to do at first. People would wave and we would just kind of look at them. The kids asked,…
  In undergrad I studied physical therapy and worked at a hospital. In that profession you have to get use to sick people. I remember some people starting off in that major and after a few semesters of studying they finally went to work in a hospital and realized something, they liked the idea of helping people get better but…
I want us to be a praying church. Prayer is conversing with God. It is communication. Any good relationship involves communication.   That means we have to make time. That means we ought to know what to pray. We are an extremely distracted society. I recently learned the word distraction originated with a medieval form of execution in which chains…
We are at the end of a book. Its the end of summer. You come to endings and there are always mixed emotions. Gratefulness for what was done. Longing for more. Hoping that the good outweighs the bad.   It happens at the end of a job, a career, an epoch of life, and while you look back on all…
We are talking about commitment today. That is a dangerous word. Commitment is important. But commitment is something that you really only do with select things. A lot of us go to extensive effort to not commit to things.   I spend most of my time avoiding commitment. Dad, can i play football in the fall. Dad, will you take…
There are a lot of things that can humble you. Sports is one of the best for me. In my head I can think I am pretty good. I can picture myself nailing the game winning shot in the NBA finals. I can utterly dominate in the driveway with the eight year old kids. Those things can give me a…
Baptism: A Sign of Good News Have you ever gone to join something but they require you to do something first to demonstrate you fit and were really serious about joining? Their are start up fees or perhaps initiation rites.   Perhaps the most famous, or infamous of these is joining a fraternity or sorority in college. There are stories…
I ll never forget walking to the Library my sophomore year of college and bumping into Gabe. He was a  unique guy, a compulsive runner, also complained a lot and was generally uncomfortable to be around. When I saw him this day I could tell he was really down. There was a deep angst all over his face and he…