Contributed on Jun 25, 2017
God will give you more than you can handle, but He will never give you more than He can handle.
No More Than You Can Handle 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Rev. Brian Bill June 24-25, 2017 Last weekend we considered the context of this text from Joshua 1: “Be strong and courageous” and learned 5 leadership lessons. • Submit to the Purposes of God • Seize the Promises of God • Stand on the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 19, 2017
Five leadership lessons from Joshua 1. A Father's Day message.
Be Strong and Courageous Joshua 1:1-9 Rev. Brian Bill June 17-18, 2017 Since our youngest daughter has now graduated from high school, it got me thinking about how many graduation speeches I’ve heard. Some have been very good and others, well, not so good. I’ve given some speeches ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2017
We're continuing in our series called CONTEXT so we make sure to understand the text in context.
Money is the Root of all Evil 1 Timothy 6:3-10 Rev. Brian Bill June 10-11, 2017 Our text for today is commonly taken out of context in our culture. When I did a Google search for “Money is the root…” it auto-filled with “of all evil.” As we will see today this is actually a partial quote or ...read more
Contributed on Apr 28, 2017
Work hard at handling the Word of God because how we handle God’s Word determines whether we’ll be an approved worker or an ashamed wanderer.
Getting it Right 2 Timothy 2:14-19 Rev. Brian Bill April 22-23, 2017 The Bible clearly says, “There is no God.” Does that surprise you? I’m not making that up. This strong statement comes as a direct quotation from Psalm 14:1. That’s a problem, isn’t it? How could the Bible, which is all ...read more
Contributed on Apr 28, 2017
Working towards reconciliation is always my responsibility.
Where Two or Three are Gathered Matthew 18:15-20 Rev. Brian Bill April 29-30, 2017 I learned a new word this week from Wikipedia, the source you can trust – contextomy. Contextomy (also known as quote mining) is a type of false attribution in which a passage is removed from its surrounding ...read more
Contributed on May 19, 2017
Avoid critical judgmentalism while embracing careful judgment.
Judge Not Matthew 7:1-6 Rev. Brian Bill May 20-21, 2017 I came across some surefire ways to get someone to quote the Bible. • Share your belief in biblical creationism and dare to call evolution just a theory. • Speak up by declaring that because life begins at conception, abortion is ...read more
Contributed on Jun 2, 2017
God will not always do what we desire but He will always do what He decides.
Plans to Prosper You Jeremiah 29:1-14 Rev. Brian Bill June 3-4, 2017 Some verses that are taken out of context make us smile, like this one from 1 Corinthians 15:51 often found above changing tables in church nurseries around the country: “We shall not all sleep, but we all shall be ...read more