Contributed on Jan 9, 2017
I must earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
Last week we said all of us need recovery because none of us is perfect. The root cause is our sin nature, our desire to play God, to be in control rather than give God control. So we've each been hurt, we've each hurt others, and we've each hurt ourselves. And we find ourselves constantly dealing ...read more
Contributed on Jan 17, 2017
If we are going to find the freedom we have in Christ, we have a decision to make.
This week I heard the story about a pet store delivery truck going down the road. And every stop light he came to he'd run to the back of the truck, grab a 2x4 and start beating on the side of the truck. Nobody could figure out what he was doing, so finally somebody asked him, "What are you doing?" ...read more
Contributed on Jan 1, 2017
If we are to find our freedom in Christ, the first step is admit our need.
In this series: “Finding Our Freedom in Christ,” we're going to talk about how to overcome hurts that can overwhelm us, habits that can overtake us and hang-ups that can overshadow us. We live in a world full of hurting people. And hurt people hurt people. So, we're hurt by others; hurt others; and ...read more
Contributed on Feb 6, 2017
Sometimes we need to extend forgiveness to others and request forgiveness from others. How do we do this?
Sometimes newspapers have to publish corrections to previous stories. Occasionally, in their attempt to make amends, they make it worse. For example, one paper published a correction that said, "In a recent article we referred to the Chairman of Chrysler Corporation as Lee Iacoocoo. That was ...read more
Contributed on Feb 28, 2017
Pain qualifies every member to be a minister.
God's Desire for Deacons Acts 6:1-8 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - September 1, 2013 *You know there are a lot of jokes out there about preachers and deacons. Over the years I've heard some preachers (men a lot better than me) tell some of these jokes about deacons. But I ...read more