Staying the Course Outline

8-6-17 Summer Survival Series: Staying the Course   Know the Place of Destination   Acts 20:24– However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me–the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. [PAUL’S FAREWELL […]

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 […]

Hold Tightly

To hold tightly means you hold firmly. You cling to something or grip something, usually in attempt to not let go. I think back to when my children were small and I would hold their hands tightly as we crossed the streets. I remember walking up a high staircase and holding the handrail tightly in […]

Forever in Your Sanctuary

Forever is a very long time. The Psalmist writes in Psalm 61 about a request: “Let me live forever in Your sanctuary.” This is not a simple request. This request is for a sinful man to spend forever with God, Holy God, in His presence. Despite it not being a simple request, it is a […]

Very Glad

Suffering is not fun, hence the reason it is called suffering. Suffering is when you are undergoing pain or hardship. It’s surely not fun. But Peter tells us to “be very glad.” Throughout the Bible we read that we should rejoice in our suffering. When we are insulted because of the name of Jesus, we […]

Strong Vines

As I was trying to prepare the flower beds for Fall, I made yet another attempt to tear out the vines that are planted in many areas of my yard. These vines drive me crazy every time I take the effort to remove them. If you are not familiar with vines, you do not understand […]

Grass Clipping

I have a lot of OCD tendencies. When it comes to the lawn, I like the grass to be cut weekly. In my opinion, there is an acceptable height to the blades of grass. If the grass is not clipped at the right time, it will continue to grow unattended and then there’s overgrowth. On […]

Disconnected

Today we had the internet installed. Everything was up and running smoothly. That is, everything but my laptop. For some reason, my stubborn laptop was not communicating well with the new router. Even though the line of communication was present, my laptop was having none of it. After ten minutes of frustration, thankfully everything was […]

Half Abiding

As I was preparing for a message on embracing God and embracing others, I considered the half hug. You all know the half hug. It is when you sort of hug someone, but do not truly hug the person. It’s a half hug. You have one arm around the person, but the other arm just […]