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Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

In our world there are many different and competing ideologies by which people make decisions and live their lives. Some people call these ideas worldviews; others call them narratives or stories. Some of the more obvious worldviews are the views of the major religions like Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, or Judaism. Other worldviews are not religious in nature like capitalism, socialism, or communism.  People who adhere to these worldviews attempt to live their lives according to these worldviews, or stories. But…

The Same Power

This song by Jeremy Camp comes to mind every time I read the prayer in Ephesians 1:15-23. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and…

Bring Your (Paper) Bible to Church

As we begin an in-depth look at the book of Ephesians this month, I want to encourage you to bring your Bibles to church on Sunday. And I don’t mean the Bible on your phone. Don’t get me wrong I love my Samsung Galaxy Bible. I love being able to switch between translations so easily. I love the YouVersion Bible app because I can see what other people are sharing and the Bible plans they are reading (kind of like…

Paradise – It Won’t Disappoint You

Studying God’s Word: A Blessing  What a blessing it was this week to study the book of Hebrews in preparation for the sermon that I shared with you this past Sunday (March 15th). Over and over again my heart, soul and mind were nourished by God’s Word and the lectures and commentaries I studied to prepare this message. It was my intention to transfer some of this blessing over to you. However… I have a confession to make. The most…

Even Better and Amazing Sermon Series

Someone takes something you wrote in an email or said in conversation totally out of context and makes it mean something totally different than what you meant. They take a couple sentences out of context and they will hear it any way they want to hear it. Frustrating, right? I think God feels that way about us sometimes. We take a couple verses from here and there and apply it to our lives in a way that God was never…