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  • The Dangers of Prosperity

    We often think of the unique challenges and opportunities that facing lack/need presents. But less frequently recognized are the dangers that abundance/prosperity brings. There are at least four that come to mind.

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  • Reflections of Autumn (and its Lone Appearance in the Bible)

    In Jude 1:12, false teachers are compared to "autumn trees without fruit," implying that autumn should be a season of abundance. How can we take advantage of the autumn of life?

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  • Worship the Ever-Present Jesus Christ!

    No matter where John was, he was near his beloved and ever-present Lord Jesus Christ.

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  • 90 Percent of All Lepers

    Good lepers are those who are healed and never forget the disease they once had. They remember how good clean feels. Bad lepers, on the other hand, are those who are healed and go on acting as if they never had the disease. This Thanksgiving sermon encourages us to model our lives after the leper who returned to give thanks.

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  • Beyond Sunday: Content in All Things

    Christ gives us the strength to be content in any and every circumstance. This isn't carte blanche power to conquer every problem the world throws our way...

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  • Yadah: Giving More than Thanks

    The Biblical notion of giving thanks digs deeper than merely making a list. It is worth reflecting on the Hebrew word yadah, often translated “give thanks,” to see all that God has in mind for us. There’s more to it than we might think.

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  • Does God Like Making You Suffer?

    I know in my head that God works all things for good, and that I am supposed to rejoice always. But deep down, I suspect God somehow enjoys seeing me suffer.

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  • Sixth Sunday after Epiphany: Don’t Worry, Trust Jesus

    In the late 1980s, Bobby McFerrin’s song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” rose to the top of the pop charts. The a cappella song with the light reggae beat invited listeners to chill out and put their worries aside.

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  • Overcoming "True for You but Not for Me" Objections

    You've heard them - the statements people commonly make when objecting to Christianity. Here's how you can respond when you hear, "That may be True for You but Not for Me ."

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  • A Season of Need: Maintaining a Heart that God Blesses

    It's a common dynamic, isn't it? We ask God for help, and he gives it. Once we experience success, we develop a sense of independence.

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