Contributed on Sep 4, 2011
Christianity is fact, not fiction.
Walk the Talk 1 John 1:1-4 Rev. Brian Bill 9/4/11 We’ve had this scale in our bathroom for as long I can remember. You can tell it looks old but what you don’t know is that the readings aren’t very reliable. No really, they’re not. Sometimes when I step on it I feel extremely svelte and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 11, 2011
Christ cleanses when we confess.
Forgiving Our Failures 1 John 1:5-2:2 Rev. Brian Bill 9/11/11 It was a happy day when my dad built me a bedroom in the basement. I loved my paneled ‘man cave’ and especially enjoyed having a refuge from my four sisters where I could listen to my 8-tracks in peace. One result of ...read more
Contributed on Sep 18, 2011
We show we know God when we do what He says.
Just Do It 1 John 2:3-11 Rev. Brian Bill 9/18/11 Do you ever try to accomplish too much at the same time? Sometimes I think I’m a master at multi-tasking but then something usually happens to remind me that I should be doing only one thing at a time. This past Tuesday morning, I ...read more
Contributed on Sep 25, 2011
When we grow with God we'll avoid embracing the world.
Going to the Next Level 1 John 2:12-17 Rev. Brian Bill 9/25/11 Years ago, a “Dear Abby” column ran a story by a retired schoolteacher. One day she had her students take out some paper and list the names of the other students in the room. Then she told them to think of the nicest ...read more
Contributed on Oct 2, 2011
The advent of antichrists shows the end is near.
End-time Antichrists 1 John 2:18-27 Rev. Brian Bill 10/2/11 I heard about a man who had a grandfather clock that went haywire and chimed fourteen times one midnight. He jumped up and said, “Wake up, Nellie, it’s later than it’s ever been before!” Brothers and sisters ...read more
Contributed on Oct 9, 2011
The closeness of Christ's coming should cause us to walk closely with Him today.
Living in Light of His Return 1 John 2:28-3:3 Rev. Brian Bill 10/9/11 I want to share something that happened when I was a teenager but before I do, let me give six disclaimers. 1. I am not recommending this behavior. 2. I did this before I became a Christian. 3. I am not recommending ...read more
Contributed on Oct 16, 2011
Growing Christians are not sinless but should sin less.
The Tests of True Christianity 1 John 3:4-10 Rev. Brian Bill 10/16/11 I’m not the handiest hammer in the toolbox when it comes to doing home projects so I always try to become good friends with guys who have a lot of tools and know how to use them. We made a few improvements to our ...read more
Contributed on Oct 23, 2011
The love of God should cause to live a life of love.
Living a Life of Love 1 John 3:11-18 Rev. Brian Bill 10/23/11 Think with me about two sets of brothers. The first pair got their start a long time ago. While there was friction in their family while they were growing up, their sibling rivalry reared its head in a heated and horrible way ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2011
When we believe we will receive.
Believing and Receiving 1 John 3:19-24 Rev. Brian Bill 10/30/11 Early Monday morning, a mother from PBC received a phone that every parent dreads. Mitchell Robinson, age 16, was in an accident and had gone to be with Jesus. As a church family we extend our love and support to the immediate ...read more
Contributed on Nov 6, 2011
Because Christ is in believers, we must not believe everything we hear.
Figuring Out Falsehood 1 John 4:1-6 Rev. Brian Bill 11/6/11 Have you picked up on the growing number of scams taking place in our society today? Just this week WGN-TV reported that a group of three men have been posing as police officers, complete with badges and walkie-talkies, and robbing ...read more
Contributed on Nov 20, 2011
Instead of always being overwhelmed, God wants us to be overcomers.
Becoming an Overcomer 1 John 5:1-10 Rev. Brian Bill 11/20/11 Two weeks ago our family was standing outside saying goodbye to our daughter Emily as she headed back to Iowa. I’m not sure if anyone else had shoes on or not, but I was just wearing my socks. There was a lot of commotion as ...read more
Contributed on Nov 27, 2011
God wants us to know so that we can grow.
Knowing and Growing 1 John 5:11-21 Rev. Brian Bill 11/27/11 I love this time of year, not only because of Thanksgiving and Christmas but because of another holiday observed in Wisconsin…deer hunting. I haven’t gone in a long time but have fond memories of getting out of school to ...read more