You don’t have to drown… this is why.

It was probably one of the hardest youth group games that I would play with the teens. They had to make-believe they were on a life raft that was sinking and if anyone was going to survive one person had to jump off of the boat and get eaten by sharks. I saw the teensContinue reading “You don’t have to drown… this is why.”

These 2 Powerful Words Can Change Your Whole Life

These 2 Powerful Words Can Change Your Whole Life. Our Father… I get to hear my kids say those two little words almost every night before they go to bed. “Don’t forget to say your prayers,” I’ll say or “Come sit down so we can pray…” I’m their father and they are my children, butContinue reading “These 2 Powerful Words Can Change Your Whole Life”

Does Every Christian Speak in Tongues?

I want to share with you a personal experience in my life. I was in my late teens, not quite too my twenties yet but not too far away either. I was a camp counselor for some non-denominational camp for a week as a favor because they were shorthanded. During this week, I got reallyContinue reading “Does Every Christian Speak in Tongues?”

Do You Think Jesus Is An Astronaut?

When I was young I thought Jesus had become an Astronaut.   I always had this picture in my head, there was Jesus after the Resurrection and spending 40 days with the disciples teaching and preparing them for what was next. The time came for His physical presence to leave them on the Day ofContinue reading “Do You Think Jesus Is An Astronaut?”

Can We Really “Live and Let Live”?

Live and let live is that the way to live? A lot of people would agree with that in our country and in our community. You live one way and I’ll live my way and we’ll just let each other do what they want and live how they feel is right. You say tomato IContinue reading “Can We Really “Live and Let Live”?”

One Powerful Thing That Brings Us Together

I remember the first time I saw the ocean. I was in Corpus Christi, Texas looking out at the rolling waves the color of the sky. From where I was standing on the beach there were grey-blue waves surrounding me on either side and rolling waves as far as my eye could see all theContinue reading “One Powerful Thing That Brings Us Together”

3 Reasons Why Your Easter Celebration Felt Empty and What To Do About It

From my Easter morning sermon… Easter meant nothing… or Easter meant everything. Either Easter Sunday meant nothing or it meant and changes everything. We can’t have it both ways. Here are 3 Reasons why your Easter Celebration this year felt empty: Either Easter Sunday, was really a celebration, say of spring, which as much as[…]Continue reading “3 Reasons Why Your Easter Celebration Felt Empty and What To Do About It”

Powerful Way That God Kneels In The Mud For You-Living Sacraments of Grace

then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Genesis 1:7 This is the second of the Creation descriptions of God working within His Creation to bring about the results that He desired—humanity, meant to reflectContinue reading “Powerful Way That God Kneels In The Mud For You-Living Sacraments of Grace”

Absolution-Powerful Ways That God Kneels In The Mud For You

Jesus died for sinners. Jesus did not die for people who are okay, great or doing just fine on my own, thank you. Jesus did not die for the righteous, for those who don’t believe they have any sin or who believe they are decent human beings without need for a savior. Jesus died forContinue reading “Absolution-Powerful Ways That God Kneels In The Mud For You”