Leadership 101 – 2-Part Series

Week 1 – Leadership 101 Sermon Outline: ALONE WITH GOD John 15:5 – I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. [ESV] TOGETHER WITH OTHERS Luke 22:25-26 – Jesus told them, “In […]

Handle With Care: Stain Removal

Week 1 – Stain Removal [Genesis 14:22-23] I will not take anything from you so that you can’t say you made Abram rich. CARING FOR GOD’S GLORY   You were made to glorify God – Isaiah 43:7 No one can steal God’s glory – Isaiah 42:8 Satan loves when you try to steal God’s glory […]

Wouldn’t It Be Better

One of my favorite proverb is Proverbs 16:9: “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps” (NIV). We make our plans. God determines our steps. Often, we think we know better. We have these ideas or desires, and of course, it’s the greatest thing ever. We have to do it. We get […]

Lost Spike

A few weeks ago, I bought my daughter some Cross Country spikes as recommended by her coach. As she’s now on the varsity team, I wanted to be sure she was equipped with the equipment that would help her get to the next level. Like her mom, she likes to keep her shoes loose. During […]

On the Field

When my daughter first began running Cross Country a few years back, she noted the importance of running within the flags. There’s a course set up and you have to go around the flags in such a way. If you go off of the course, you are in trouble. Something that I see as a […]

The Denomination of Non

When I speak with people about church, they always ask the denomination. Then I say, “Oh it’s non-denominational.” It’s an interesting phrase. There’s different denominations (for example Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran, Baptist). Then there’s non-denominational. Those are the churches that claim to not be affiliated with any of the known denominations. After the Early Church that […]

Encounters with a Stranger

As I sat at my desk going through my task list, I noticed an elderly woman approaching the office door. Was she coming inside? She is not a client. I went to the door to greet her and figure out who she was and what she needed. She saw a van parked outside our office […]

Special Assignment

Each of us has a special assignment. We have each be given a life to lead “that the Lord has assigned.” Each of us has a different assignment, a different circumstance, a different condition. Wherever we are, whatever our current condition, it is unique. It is our very own special assignment. In ministry and in […]

Except Jesus Christ

I love the verse for today. Paul said he “decided to know nothing among (them) except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” That is all that He chose to speak about when He was with them. It was all about Jesus. He notes in the first verse that when he approached the people, he didn’t bring […]