“Blessed Blessing” Meditation

“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp andContinue reading ““Blessed Blessing” Meditation”

Camels Unite Against the Bible?

I came across this article today about ancient camels and how they are supposed to debunk the ancient stories of Genesis. Please read below.  New Evidence Using Carbon Dating Contradicts the Bible, Israeli Archeologists Claim  I really don’t want to have a huge discussion about carbon dating to try and use it as a strawContinue reading “Camels Unite Against the Bible?”

“Three Tempting Myths” Meditation

Whenever you start a conversation off about temptations and how Christians work through them it almost seems obligatory to tell that really worn joke about a fishing hook, a tasty worm and a fish and when the fish takes a bite out of the tasty worm it is hooked and pulled wherever the fisherman wantsContinue reading ““Three Tempting Myths” Meditation”

“Cliche Church?” Mediation

Sitting in the hospital waiting room, waiting for your wife’s surgery to finish is not the time that you want to hear anything pat or clichéd. Things like: “Don’t worry, she’ll be fine,” or even Christianish things like “God will never give you more than you can handle,” or even “don’t worry, God is inContinue reading ““Cliche Church?” Mediation”

“Why I go to church”- Meditation

This is based on a newsletter article to my congregation at Gethsemane: When I became a “professional church worker” I realized that people just take it for granted that I go to church.  I mean after all the guy gets paid to show up on Sundays doesn’t he? Yes, I do, but that’s not whyContinue reading ““Why I go to church”- Meditation”

“Success Story” Meditation for a New Year

This is a sermon I preached at Gethsemane Lutheran the Sunday before New Year’s Day and I keep reading it to remind me what’s important in this New Year. ***         We’re looking at the new year and it is time for the Annual New Year’s resolutions! One of the keys to newContinue reading ““Success Story” Meditation for a New Year”

“Life and Death” Meditation on Spiritual Struggle

This is my sermon titled Life and Death based on Luke 20:27-40 that I preached at Gethsemane Lutheran in 2013.  There came to him some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wifeContinue reading ““Life and Death” Meditation on Spiritual Struggle”

“Light is for Dark Places” Christmas Eve Meditation

Light is for dark places. Drive around the light displays through the fairgrounds at night and see how they light up the darkness. Drive through the neighborhoods, park your car, turn off the headlights and spend some time enjoying the simple and elaborate displays of light around you how they lighten up the darkness withContinue reading ““Light is for Dark Places” Christmas Eve Meditation”

“Praise the Lord!” Meditation on Christian Worship

Everybody loves to get a compliment! Everybody likes to get some praise once in a while. We all like to hear things like: “good job,” “ ataboy!” “proud of you,” “keep up the good work!” It’s good to be praised like this, it let’s us know that we are on the right track and allContinue reading ““Praise the Lord!” Meditation on Christian Worship”

“Who Am I?” Meditation on Christian Identity

Who am I? that is a basic fundamental question that every human being has to work through, what is my identity. As adults, that question may come close to the heart with the other one “what do you want to do when you grow up?” when we wonder have we actually found the answer toContinue reading ““Who Am I?” Meditation on Christian Identity”