Pastor’s Blog

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 »

“Just Give Me Jesus”

Anne Graham Lotz wrote the book, Just Give Me Jesus and that thought resonates with my heart. In May and June I plan a series of sermons on that theme.  I believe that many people would say, just give me Jesus or I want to know Jesus.   They might not be attracted to the church,… 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 »

The Gospel of Good News

Martin Luther was reading Romans 1:16-17 and it changed his life and brought on the Protestant Reformation.   “The righteous shall live by faith,” Romans 1:17.   How can that be good news?  “There is none righteous, no not one (Romans 3:10).”     God is righteous and I’m not.  My sin separates me from God.   How can I… Read More »