Contributed on Jan 15, 2021
Oh, how I wish each one of us could stay on the mountain top with God! But the reality is we don’t, life gets in the way. And instead of finding ourselves on the mountain top, we find ourselves in the valley
Introduction Living here in Mississippi, I am guessing the nearest mountain range to us is the Great Smoky Mountains in TN. Did you know there is a natural pull-on people toward the mountains? People love the mountains! In 2019, 12,547,743 people visited the Smoky Mountains. If you are thinking ...read more
Contributed on Jan 21, 2021
We leave the mountain tops because life happens. I get too busy with things I need to do that I don’t read my Bible each day, I find my days flying by and I am too tired to talk with God when I finally have a moment to myself.
Introduction Last week we talked about how everyone loves the mountain tops not only the physical mountain tops of our great country but also those spiritual mountain tops we encounter with God. And I wish life were such that we could always stay on the mountain top but unfortunately that does ...read more
Contributed on Jan 28, 2021
We all are familiar with the Valley of Troubled Hearts. It may be a dad that was not there for you when you were growing up. It may be a marriage relationship which started out so wonderfully but ended in a bitter divorce.
Introduction If my calculations are correct Moses went to the mountaintop to be with God a total of eight times that we know of. He may have been to the mountain top more times then was recorded in the Scriptures; but at least 8 times. We know that on one of those occasions in Exodus 34:28, Moses ...read more
Contributed on Feb 5, 2021
I am here today to tell you that God wants you to breakout from the pack. He wants you to experience that breakout moment in your Christian life- where you move ahead with Him by leaps and bounds even if means leaving your comfort zone behind.
Introduction In 1958, America began its spaceflight program. And it was John Glenn who became the first American to orbit the earth on February 20, 1962. And then as spaceflights continued, we made some advancement as to what we can do in space, and it was Ed White who became the first American to ...read more
Contributed on Feb 12, 2021
Two people may enter the same Valley, but they may come out of the Valley with completely different outcomes.
Introduction Last week, in the Valley of Elah, we saw David’s breakout. He was no longer fighting the bear or fighting the lion to save his sheep; he was now fighting a giant named Goliath because he was mocking the greatness of Israel's God. And David was not going to stand for that; so, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 24, 2021
And so, what I learned through these experiences is that it is good to be able to make decisions; I don’t want to be one of those people who are unable to decide; but I need to know that there is usually someone over me that makes the final decision
Introduction When I got my driver’s license as a teenager, my parents did not automatically buy me a car like parents do today. So, I would make some decisions with my friends what we wanted to do over the weekend, and then I would have to go to my dad and ask him if I could borrow the family ...read more