Remember back in the day buying those ‘45’s’ - those smaller records? I bought my first one in 1975. Many others followed. The hit song was on Side A, while some other song far less familiar was on Side B. Psalm 119 has always been known for its grand and glorious focus on the Word … Continue reading Psalm 119 – Side B
“Awakenings” (sermon excerpt)
From a Roman prison Paul wrote, "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened [flooded with light] in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you,..." (Ephesians 1:18) Below is the link to the final 9 minutes of the sermon I preached this past Sunday. What you … Continue reading “Awakenings” (sermon excerpt)
I’ve supplied for my former Sr. Pastors dozens of times, as well as preached every Wed. night to students for almost 25 years. Truth be told, preaching & teaching are my #1 passions- far more than leading music. I’ve always seen myself as a “preacher disguised as a musician.” 🙂 This is why I continue … Continue reading Redemptive Violence
Separated No More: The Utmost “D-Day”
As I contemplate the heroic courage of the men who gave their lives 70 years ago today (June 6, 1944) on the beaches of Normandy, France - and where our world might be had it not been for their sacrifice (consider a Europe ruled by Hitler's monstrous Third Reich into the late 40's, 50's & … Continue reading Separated No More: The Utmost “D-Day”
S.O.S. – A Request for Prayer
Each year, our staff writes letters of congratulations to the year's high school graduates. As I was searching for resources today, I came across the letter I wrote to my son, Jordan, when he graduated high school in 2011. This week, as we approach May 13th, has been horrible. The emotional ambushes are crippling. I've … Continue reading S.O.S. – A Request for Prayer
When God Looks At Me What Does He See?
***Forgive me for the length of this post. I went back to trim & edit. But, I felt i needed to include every word. This past year i attended a wedding. Expecting to simply enjoy seeing two friends united in matrimony, I sat there as the preacher officiating the wedding proceeded to call everyone in … Continue reading When God Looks At Me What Does He See?
How Do You Make It Through the Worst Day of Your Life?
The answer in Easter. Watch this powerful, brief video message by Rick Warren. nw http://youtu.be/SHcfq1Hf1hE
Make no mistake, Satan is brilliant. Billy Graham, in his classic, “Peace With God,” describes the devil this way: “God’s mighty adversary is no bungling creature with horns and a tail. He is a prince of lofty stature, of unlimited craft and cunning, able to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself, able to … Continue reading The Adversary
Psalm 23 – “Bible Learning Series” Notes
Friends, Below are the "series notes" to my series on Psalm 23. All that's missing are additional comments I included while teaching. However, the "nuts & bolts" are here for your study. Paul wrote, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,..." (Colossians 3:16) May the verse-by-verse study of this simple, yet profound, passage … Continue reading Psalm 23 – “Bible Learning Series” Notes