Contributed on May 29, 2020
In golf, a do over is called a mulligan. At a fast food restaurant, if they happen to make your sandwich incorrectly, and you bring it make to them to do over, it is called a re-make. And God has a word for a do over. Return!
In golf, a do over is called a mulligan. At a fast food restaurant, if they happen to make your sandwich incorrectly, and you bring it make to them to do over, it is called a re-make. Woman who get tired of wearing their hair a certain way will go to the beauty parlor and ask for a make- over. And ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2020
In my 67 years of life, I have learned that the things that you really want out of life must be worked for. My parents had a great marriage, and I wanted that for my life.
Introduction After the honeymoon phase wore off, I realized Anne is a difficult person to live with. And I bet you, she felt the same way about me. This year we celebrated our 46th year of marriage because we chose to work at making our marriage work. In ministry, I had this idea when God calls a ...read more
Contributed on Jul 10, 2020
Now because I am a Christian and I love God, I do not want to take advantage of do-overs. I want as few do-overs as possible in my Christian life.
Introduction The past several sermons that I have preached I have been talking about do-overs. I showed you from daily life, there are do-overs and I gave you several examples. And I used those examples to introduce you to the fact that in our Christian life, there are do overs. I pointed to a ...read more
Contributed on Jul 17, 2020
Make no mistake about it, God is gracious and will give me as many do-overs as I need, but I want to limit them because I know every time I drift away from God, it hurts Him, and it hurts me, I suffer consequences too. So, I want to keep the course. I want to keep the faith.
Introduction Last week, I told you that as a Christian, I love God and because I do love God I do not want to take advantage of do-overs in my life because I drifted away from God. Make no mistake about it, God is gracious and will give me as many do-overs as I need, but I want to limit them ...read more
Contributed on Jul 23, 2020
If I were to ask you to tell me “the three P’s” that prevent you from taking a do over or returning to God, most of you cannot tell me what they are. These three “P’s” are the ones every Christian should remember.
Introduction This week I want to talk about the three P’s that might be preventing you from taking a do-over or returning to God. We are told in Hosea 14:1 Return, O Israel to your Lord your God. And as I told you in past sermons in this series, you can take out the name “Israel” and replace it ...read more
Contributed on Jul 31, 2020
We all get to use the same amount of time each week- 24 hours each day for seven days or 168 hours in the week or if you want to go down to seconds- there are 604,800 seconds in a week.
Introduction We all get to use the same amount of time each week- 24 hours each day for seven days or 168 hours in the week or if you want to go down to seconds- there are 604,800 seconds in a week. Although we all get that same amount of time in a week, I can dare say that we all do not spent ...read more
Contributed on Aug 7, 2020
Jesus tells us in the New Testament in Matthew 11:28 (NIV) 28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. And some of us, although God has promised us rest, are not resting
Introduction When Anne and I were much younger, we use to fly a lot. And I was always amazed as I looked about the plane’s cabin at the number of people who could sleep while the plane was in the air. No matter how much I tried to go to sleep on a plane, I just couldn’t. Anne could, I couldn’t. ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2020
Age changed my perspective; financial responsibility changed my perspective and another thing that changed my perspective is coming to know Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of your life.
Introduction I remember as a young boy watching my daddy cut the yard with his gas pushed mower longing for the day that I could do that. Today, at 67 years old, I got to tell you that I dread cutting grass; I hate how long it takes to cut two acres. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful that I got a ...read more
Contributed on Aug 20, 2020
Social Distancing may be a new term to me, and it may be a new term to you; but mankind did not need a virus to teach us how to Social Distance. We have been practicing Social Distancing for the longest time.
Introduction With the onset of the Covid 19, I learned a new term that wasn’t in my vocabulary until this virus outbreak occurred called “Social Distancing”. I looked up the definition, and it defines Social Distancing as the practice of keeping space between yourself and others to reduce the ...read more