Contributing sermons since Feb 1, 2015
Contributed on Jun 2, 2020
One of the first benefits we obtained in the Garden of Eden was life itself. But, even better... the promise of never dying, actually... as long as we followed one simple rule. See... God set into motion man's Free-Will...
It is a rare person who does not like benefits. The working we do, the toiling we face, and the utter anguish we endure are all resolved when benefits follow closely behind. You may know that ‘benefits‘ is generally described as, “something that is advantageous or good.” Sometimes, even having an ...read more
Contributed on May 27, 2020
We seem to fixate on what we can NOT do and skip right over God's blessings on us with the things we CAN do. In Gen 2:16, God 'commanded" the man that he could eat of every tree in the garden... telling him how to live there.
"Thou mayest freely eat, but… " This one rule God passed along to Adam ends up being the demise of the entire human race… so far. God made all the earth… all the plants… all the animals… even all the atmosphere… “and saw that it was good”. That fateful Tree of the Knowledge of Good and ...read more
Contributed on May 10, 2020
The garden was given to man as a ‘rectangle of control’; a world in which were rules, guidelines, and established systems. Man was placed there to ‘dress it’ and care for it. Man was given full and direct charge over that garden and EVERYTHING in it.
To own something is to acknowledge it as belonging to one’s self; recognized as having full claim, authority, power, dominion… even to have or hold as one’s own; to possess. Now… how one came about the ownership does not change the ownership, itself. Don’t let the two intertwine, for now. The ...read more
Contributed on May 4, 2020
Rules, Guidelines, Boundaries… they all help convey limitations… something of a “you can go to this point (here) , but not that far (there)” premise. When God plunked Man into the Garden, there is only one rule…
Common thought today; ° Rules are meant to be broken ° Boundaries are meant to be challenged ° Guidelines are merely suggestions, recommendations, and preferred expectations Almost no one likes rules. Almost no one wants to be ‘governed’, controlled, directed, and worse… ...read more
Contributed on Mar 3, 2020
Our lives have many little 'garden of Edens' and areas of responsibility, trust, and ownership handed to us by God. We tend to go through a Temptation, Deductive Reason, and Resulting Calamity sequence of our walk with the Lord.
We have all had those “I wish I would have done it that way” moments in our lives. They are not really regrets as much as simply looking back and realizing we could have done things differently. This Coulda Hada Pear presentation is a series of writings, sections, chapters that explore what Adam ...read more