Contributed on Nov 6, 2013
There are few issues more polarizing than homosexuality. How should the church respond to criticism lobbied by the LGBT community. How do we approach our gay neighbor?
My Gay Neighbor Introduction Today’s topic is a difficult one. In fact, there are few topics that can be more divisive in our culture than the subject of homosexuality. People on both sides of the subject are passionate about their opinions. The debate has reached fever pitch recently ...read more
Contributed on Nov 21, 2013
Is Christianity a crutch for the weak minded and naive? How should Christians respond to the criticism?
I wonder if you have heard this statement. It goes something like this. “Christianity is only for those who are weak; it only offers consolation to life’s losers.” Have you heard it or seen this criticism? Just watch TV or go see a movie sometime. The world often portrays ...read more
Contributed on Nov 21, 2013
In a world where alcohol is so prevalent at parties and social gatherings, how should we as Christians react? Is it okay to have a drink every now and then?
Introduction A few months ago, I was checking my email. And I got this message from a young friend who forwarded a message from a friend who serves in the military. The girl serving in the military had a question that was causing her a great deal of burden. Let me read you the email. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 27, 2013
How should American's handle our wealth? Should those who are wealthy feel guilty about special vacations and favorite hobbies. Should we sell everything if we want to be real follower of Jesus?
Intro Today, we talk about something that requires wisdom and diligence to handle correctly. It is something we have all held in our hands at one time or another. It has the power for good, but it also has the power to destroy. Despite its power, it is something we all need. I’m talking ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2013
In a culture where tolerance is the highest virtue and where sincere belief is the only thing important to faith, are Christians too exclusive in believing that Jesus is the only way to eternal life? What does that salvation look like?
Introduction I have a confession I need to make. I have owned my cell phone for a little more than a year now. In that time, I have lost my charging cord five times. Now don’t blame me. I think it’s possible that charging a phone soon causes the cord to fade into the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 12, 2013
Being in the world can feel like an alien experience. Do we hide under sheets and hope not be detected? Do we marshal our forces in order to "not be part of the world"? Or does Jesus mean more when he says, "Be in the world, but not of it."
Introduction It was a favorite movie of mine when I was a kid. I can remember it being the first movie I cried during. The movie was E.T. If you have seen the movie (or even if you haven’t) there are some classic scenes that will be remembered. Elliot cutting his finger and ...read more