Contributed on May 7, 2017
Who is the "strong man" in Jesus' parable? Who's kingdom was Jesus speaking about? Was it Christ's Kingdom... or someone else's? I invite you to read the greatest sermon I never preached.
On June 16, 1858 more than 1,000 delegates met in the Springfield, Illinois, for the Republican State Convention, and they chose Abraham Lincoln as their candidate for the U.S. Senate, running against Democrat Stephen A. Douglas. That evening Lincoln delivered this address to his Republican ...read more
Contributed on Apr 16, 2017
Easter is all about "accounting". When most people think about going to heaven, they count their good deeds... but God doesn't do it that way. How do we prepare ourselves for standing before the one to Whom we must give an accounting?
OPEN: There’s been a story in the news recently about the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, otherwise known as HUD. Apparently HUD has had a problem balancing their books. It seems their books were off about (PAUSE) $516 BILLION dollars. Now that’s not an error of a few 100,000 dollars… or ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2017
One of the problems in too many churches is the issue of "Whose church is this?" The answer to that question is summed up in this simple phrase: "The Lord Adds to His Church." What can that mean to us and how can it change how the church functions?
OPEN: How many people were baptized into Christ at Pentecost? (about 3000 souls) That story in Acts has inspired many churches, evangelists, missionaries and 1000s of others to attempt to reach as many as they can to bring more and more people to Christ. One such church was one from New ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2017
God wants His people to follow His rules exactly. The Pharisees expanded the list to 613, Jesus brought it back to two. Check out these thoughts from our Family Minister, Scott Jewell, about following God without adding or subtracting from His commands.
I have always enjoyed math, in fact, I’d say it was my favorite subject all the way up through high school. There was just always something about the simplicity of figuring out the correct steps that no matter how complex the problem, you’d always come to the same conclusion. There is an innate ...read more