Pastor’s Blog

Jesus’ Parables

August 3 is our VBS in which we will discover the mysteries of the parables.   Like a good detective we need to study them carefully so we can get insight in living the Christian life.  Do you have eyes to see?  Do you have ears to hear?   Don’t we look but don’t really see?  Don’t… Read More »

The Cry For Freedom

  The cry for freedom is in the hearts of people all around the world.  What a privilege it is to live in America.  I know our nation is far from perfect, but where would you rather live?   My father, sailed into New York harbor and saw the Statue of Liberty and wept like a… Read More »

Come To Jesus

The Christian faith is simple: come to Jesus.   It all starts there.  Everything else is a p.s. to that simple truth.   If you don’t have Jesus you are incomplete, something is missing.  The fact is that you were created to have Jesus in your life.   Jesus makes all the difference.  You were made to know… Read More »

Ask God To Speak To You

April 21 we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter and our choir will be doing the Easter cantata, “Amazing Love…How can it Be?” arranged by Russell Mauldin.   Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice on the cross taking all of our sins upon Himself.   That’s grace.   Because Jesus died and rose again we find new life,… Read More »

The Matthew 25 Challenge

Easter is coming!   April 21 we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.   March 6 begins the 6 weeks leading up to Easter.   Again this year I will be preaching on themes that we will study in our small groups.   This year we are taking up the Matthew 25 challenge and using resources from World Vision.  Matthew… Read More »

God Loves You

February 14 we celebrate Valentine’s day.    It is a day to express our love to someone who is special to us.   Is it hard for you to say, “I love you?”  It seems that women express those words more often than men do.  Do you agree?   Are you like that man who told his wife,… Read More »

Do Not Be Afraid

Satan says, “Be afraid.  Be very afraid.”  God says, “Do not be afraid.”  Many people are afraid today with shootings, fires, and natural disasters.   What about the immigrant caravan pastor?    God has not given us a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7).  I love David’s cry in Psalm 56:3-4, “When I am afraid, I will… Read More »

Discouragement

In I Corinthians 16:9 the apostle Paul writes that God had given him an open door for effective work and “there are many who oppose me.” In church we have been talking about renovation and change.  When God is at work there will be opposition.   The effect of opposition is discouragement. It is one of… Read More »