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It Gets Better - So many times, we get overwhelmed when plans and dreams don’t go our way, and we end up disappointed, perhaps even broken –figuratively and literally. And at such times, some give up and decide to renounce what they were confident was God’s plan for them and stop working for it. Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever experienced… Read More
The Good Life - Have you ever felt like you let somebody down? A spouse, a friend, a colleague? It is not the best feeling in the world, especially when you boasted how they could depend on you beyond a shadow of a doubt. (I will never let you know!) You said you could be trusted and wouldn’t let them down, but you did.… Read More
Keeping It Real - Are you a pretender? Whoa, that is a way to start a sermon! Well, as a matter of fact, all of us are pretenders in one way or another. The reasons? Either we want to be liked, accepted, included, and not judged, or we don’t want anyone to know we have struggles. All of which are reasons to put a… Read More
Easter Changes Everything - Today is Easter Sunday. What does that mean? Easter is the day we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. After his crucifixion, death, and burial, three days later, Jesus was raised from the grave by the power of the Spirit of God because death could not hold him because he was sinless. As Christians, we believe that through… Read More
Palm Sunday: Exceeding Expectations - Palm Sunday is the day in the liturgical church calendar when traditionally we mark the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem for the last week of his life, that is, one week before his resurrection. This is often called "Passion Week" to describe the final seven days of Jesus' earthly ministry. As Jesus entered the holy city, the crowds were shouting… Read More
Amazing Things Can Happen Despite Us - We come to the end of the sermon series “Amazing Things Can Happen…” Today is the eleventh and last message. In the last couple of months, we have learned many significant lessons from the book of Nehemiah: Amazing Things Can Happen when we pray, when we plan, when we work together, when we overcome antagonism, when we stop strife, when… Read More
Amazing Things Can Happen With Thanksgiving - This is the tenth of eleven messages in the series of “Amazing Things Can Happen.” So far, we have learned how Amazing Things Can Happen when we pray, when we plan, when we work together, when we overcome antagonism, when we stop strife, when we stay steadfast, when we welcome joy, when we confess, and when we are committed. Today’s… Read More
Amazing Things Can Happen When We Are Committed - This is the ninth of eleven messages in the series of “Amazing Things Can Happen.” So far, we have learned how Amazing Things Can Happen when we pray, when we plan, when we work together, when we overcome antagonism, when we stop strife, when we stay steadfast, when we welcome joy, and when we confess. Today’s message is about the… Read More
Amazing Things Can Happen When We Confess - This is the eight message of eleventh in this series of “Amazing Things Can Happen.” So far, we have learned how Amazing Things Can Happen when we pray, when we plan, when we work together, when we overcome antagonism, when we stop strife, when we stay steadfast, and when we welcome joy. Today’s message is about God’s inexplicable patience with… Read More
Amazing Things Can Happen…When We Welcome Joy - This is the seventh message of eleventh in this series of “Amazing Things Can Happen.” So far, we have learned how Amazing Things Can Happen when we pray, when we plan, when we work together, when we overcome antagonism, when we stop strife, and when we stay steadfast. Today’s message is about moving from shame and guilt to joy by… Read More