Contributed on Sep 2, 2012
This sermon focuses on the broken relationship of Jacob and Esau. We will learn that broken relationships must be healed through confession and forgiveness in a way that honors both TRUTH in judgement and GRACE in forgiveness.
We’ve been told that Time heals all wounds. Our unwillingness to confront sin, or talk about broken relationships confirms that at least some of the time, we follow this advice. But as we know, time does not heal all wounds. Come with me to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. Roman ...read more
Contributed on Oct 20, 2012
Jacob's night with a stone for a pillow teaches us that God uses loneliness and isolation to speak to us in ways that would otherwise be missed.
I have a very special pillowcase that might tempt you to make fun of me. It is my “Where’s Waldo” pillowcase. Actually, it belonged to one of our children, but I use it as my pillowcase when I go camping in the wilderness. My wilderness gear consists of leftovers from around ...read more
Contributed on Oct 27, 2012
What did God do for Jacob, and what does that teach us about the Destination Unknowns in our life?
Genesis 29:1-14 Three weeks ago, the YOUTH GROUP went on a “Destination Unknown.” If you’ve never been on a DU, or heard of one, it’s a fun activity for the youth group, except for the fact that the group does not know where they are going until they get there. When I ...read more
Contributed on May 14, 2013
Waiting is difficult but it teaches us lessons that we cannot learn any other way. After he interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh's officials, Joseph thought that his time in prison would soon end. But God had more to teach him as he waits another two years
Three weeks ago I suffered a ruptured biceps tendon. It did not hurt much at the time, but it required surgery and now a six week recovery. I have learned much during this time. I learned the importance of receiving. I am usually the one to take care of others in my family and even in ...read more
Contributed on May 22, 2013
Probably all of us have faced times in our lives when we reach the end of our resources. Today I want to encourage you that the God’s help in your life is MOST RECOGNIZED when our circumstances are at the worst.
Complete the following phrases …I am ready to throw in the… (towel). …I am at the end of my…(rope). …I am just a bundle of…(nerves). …I am at my wits…(end). …I am in over my…(head). Rick Warren, The Power to Change Your Life, The ...read more