The Heat Is On

The following was my planned contribution to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Newsletter for June 2018: That summer heat is starting up, and frankly, it makes it uncomfortable for many to get out and do all that they might want to do. It can be dangerous to stay outside, if left unchecked, so we might get … Continue reading The Heat Is On

Go, Go, Go Therefore

The following is my contribution to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Newsletter for March 2018: Coming from a smaller church into serving in a much larger one, my time spent thus far has shown me that with many more people comes the realization that we go out in so many more directions. I try to … Continue reading Go, Go, Go Therefore

SPIRIT SLICES: Longsuffering

Galatians 5:22‭-‬23 (NKJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Peace is such an elusive thing in this world at every level. Nations war and conspire against one another, just like neighbors, coworkers, and even family instigate and incite. People […]

SPIRIT SLICES: Peace

Galatians 5:22‭-‬23 (NKJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Peace is such an elusive thing in this world at every level. Nations war and conspire against one another, just like neighbors, coworkers, and even family instigate and incite. People … Continue reading SPIRIT SLICES: Peace

NONE RIGHTEOUS

In your own ability, you are no better than the vilest sinner that has ever lived. I don't care how rich you are, what color your skin is, man or woman, gay or straight: you are a sinner in need of a Savior. That Savior came; His name is Jesus.

SIN: The Original Space Invader

Recently, I was given a new figure for my desk.  Yes, I'm a pastor, but I'm also a geek.  My desk reflects that.  I've got a little Star Wars on my desk, so yes, there are pieces of inspirational Christian art, but they sit alongside a Stormtrooper helmet as well.  I see nothing wrong with … Continue reading SIN: The Original Space Invader

FALLOUT: Is There Righteousness In The Wasteland?

Approaching a rusting panel, I push the button in front of me after providing an access code, beginning a process involving mechanisms far larger than me.  As the weight of turning metal clanks in front of me, I see bright light fill my view, peaking out from the openings of spaces long ago sealed.  It’s … Continue reading FALLOUT: Is There Righteousness In The Wasteland?

Superman – Spiritual Lessons from the Last Son of Krypton

Everyone knows who Superman is.  The name, the symbol, the cape – they are all iconic and remind us of the character and what he represents: Truth, Justice, and the American Way; he stands for ideals that are universal in virtue.  Regardless of what nation to one belongs, Superman has a worldwide appeal.  While many … Continue reading Superman – Spiritual Lessons from the Last Son of Krypton

SPIRIT SLICES: Joy

Galatians 5:22‭-‬23 (NKJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Joy is something that most people think they know and have a grasp on, but they have no idea. When I say joy to many people, they think I'm talking … Continue reading SPIRIT SLICES: Joy

Never Underestimate God

Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NKJV) 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find … Continue reading Never Underestimate God