Contributed on Apr 9, 2021
Week 1 of a new series helping us to grow in Christ through Spiritual Disciplines
Spiritual Disciplines: Introduction 1 Timothy 4:7-8 John 10:10, 15:5 April 11, 2021 Do you have any bad habits? Is there anything about you that you would like to change? That’s a pretty loaded question. I’m not going to ask the person who is sitting next to you, either! Today and for the next ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2021
Week 2 - Using Bible Reading to help us grow in Christ (Part 1)
Spiritual Disciplines: Bible Reading April 18, 2021 Psalm 119, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Do you remember the passage I read to you at the beginning of worship? I love that passsage! It’s all about praising God. That’s also what we should be about. So, why did I read that passage to you? Last week ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2021
A Look at spiritual disciplines to help us develop habits which draw us closer to Christ. Part 2 of Bible reading.
Spiritual Disciplines: Bible Reading - 2 April 25, 2021 When I was in school I used to look at every book I had and figure out what the average length of the chapters were. I actually still do that today. I look at the size, the chapters and go from there. Anyone ever do that with a book? In ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2021
Using spiritual disciplines to help us grow in Christ. Looking at Prayer as one means.
Spiritual Disciplines - Prayer May 2, 2021 Prayer There’s a story about a small town that had been historically “dry,” it was alcohol free. A bar was going to open on Main Street and upon hearing the news, the only church in town organized an all-night prayer meeting, asking God to intervene. ...read more
Contributed on May 13, 2021
Looking at developing spiritual habits to help us grow to become better connected to Jesus.
Spiritual Disciplines - Prayer May 16, 2021 I would have to say one of the more difficult things for Christians to do is pray! If you’ve been doing it for years, then you might not think much about it. But if I were to take a survey of everyone in the room and at home, and ask, if you want to ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2021
A third look at prayer as it relates to the Psalms
Prayer - Part 3 May 23, 2021 Sometimes you get a great idea for a sermon series or even for a sermon, but then you have to start putting it together and you realize you have no idea what to do. Well, honestly, that’s what today is feeling like for me. I said I was going to talk about preaching ...read more
Contributed on May 28, 2021
Celebration is a needed spiritual discipline. We look at that in this message.
Spiritual Discipline: Celebration May 30, 2021 There was a farmer who had a neighbor who was a chronic complainer, he could always find something wrong with anything. He was a cold, wet blanket on a cold night. So the farmer decided he would find a way to make this man smile. So the farmer ...read more
Contributed on Jun 5, 2021
An ongoing look at spiritual disciplines. Today we look at Servanthood
Spiritual Disciplines: Service June 6, 2021 It’s the night of the Passover celebration, you don’t realize this will be the last meal you eat with Jesus. You’re one of Jesus’ disciples and you walk into the room and you expect someone to wash your feet . . . You see water, a towel, but there’s ...read more
Contributed on Jun 10, 2021
Continuing our look at Spiritual Disciplines and the importance of confession.
Spiritual Disciplines: Confession June 13, 2021 This week, we’re looking at the spiritual discipline of confession, so I thought I would start with a confession. Well, before I start, let me preface this with the fact that confession is not easy to do. In my family I am probably the most ...read more
Contributed on Jun 25, 2021
An ongoing look at Spiritual Disciplines and their benefit in our lives. Looking at Christian Meditation
Spiritual Disciplines - Meditation June 27, 2021 Have you ever had something happen in life where at that very moment you were unable to think rationally? Sometimes, it’s those little things, little decisions, and you just feel paralyzed about what to do. And there are also those monumental ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2021
Continuing our look at growing closer to God through Spiritual Disciplines. Looking at the discipline of worship.
Spiritual Disciplines: Worship July 11, 2021 In the last year, our world has dramatically changed. We’ve dealt with issues we possibly never expected to deal with in our lifetimes. Whether it was issues regarding social justice, employment, and most especially the corona virus. We’ve had to ...read more
Contributed on Jul 17, 2021
A continuing look at Spiritual Disciplines to help us grow more Christlike. Part 2 of worship
Spiritual Disciplines - Worship (2) July 18, 2021 I have to admit that sometimes I actually listen to my wife! When it comes to Sunday mornings, as a pastor, sometimes it’s hard to worship. There’s lot of distractions. Lots to think about and consider. Is everything all set? How’s the sound? ...read more
Contributed on Jul 23, 2021
A continuing look at Spiritual Disciplines. Looking at part 3 of worship.
Spiritual Disciplines: Worship July 25, 2021 We all have different views of what worship should and should not be. We all have our likes and dislikes. We have our ideas, thoughts, and feelings of what makes for a good worship and what leads to a not so good worship experience. Some come with ...read more
Contributed on Jul 31, 2021
A continuing look at spiritual disciplines to help us grow more like Christ.
Spiritual Discipline: Silence and Solitude August 1, 2021 I don’t think I need to tell you how crazy life is. We all have pressures and demands. They come in all different shapes, directions and sizes. Some are the result of our jobs, or are due to family situations or obligations. They come ...read more
Contributed on Aug 14, 2021
Giving is a spiritual discipline and the people are encouraged to give as a spiritual discipline
Spiritual Discipline - Giving August 15, 2021 One day a dad was out with his 5 year old son. The boy was hungry and the dad asked him what he wanted to eat. The boy simply wanted McDonald’s french fries. Easy enough! So, they went to McDonald’s. The dad wanted to make it a fun day, so instead ...read more
Contributed on Aug 21, 2021
A look at the final spiritual discipline in this series, Fellowship
Spiritual Discipline: Fellowship August 22, 2021 I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but America is totally lost! We don’t like one another. We can’t agree on anything. We can’t talk about anything. We can’t even disagree with respect. We’re split politically, we’re mask on or mask off, we’re for ...read more
Contributed on Aug 28, 2021
In this final sermon in the series, I recap the past weeks.
Spiritual Disciplines: Conclusion August 29, 2021 Today is the final message on the Spiritual Disciplines series. Amazingly, this is message 18. I was asked if I was serious last week when I said - - America is totally lost!! And my answer is 100% YES! And I fully believe the church is the ...read more