The High Price Of Following Jesus!

This I have noticed, not all of the “Hard Sayings” of Jesus are hard because they are difficult to understand what He means.  Speaking for myself, I find many of them hard—not because they are hard to understand—they are hard because they are easy to understand.  The difficulty is in what they demand if we [...]

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Live In A Different Story!

“But my servant Caleb—this is a different story. He has a different spirit; he follows me passionately.” (Numbers 14:24 The Message) I absolutely love the Story of Caleb.  Read Numbers 13 and 14 and how can anyone NOT love Caleb?  I love this man so much I just finished a sermon series about him.  There [...]

Ultracrepidarianism Is Killing The Local Church!

Do you know what an expert is?  Well, listen to the word and you hear 2 words.  The first word is "ex"--"ex" means former, or once was.  The second word is (sounds like) "spurt"--a "spurt" is water under pressure.  Therefore, an expert is a has been who is under pressure.  So know that I am [...]

Are You Thomas?

(I am being led to start sharing some of my sermons through this blog.  This one is from our Ash Wednesday Service.  Honest appraisals and critiques are always welcomed!)  John 11:6-16 (NLT) 6 He stayed where he was for the next two days. 7 Finally, he said to his disciples, “Let’s go back to Judea.” 8 But his disciples objected. [...]

Are You A But? Don’t Be A But!

Most of the time, well, practically all the time, the title of this blog is spelled with an extra "t"--"Don't be a butt!"  What we usually mean by this statement (putting it nicely) is "Don't be so critical!"  "Don't be so ignorant!"  "Don't be so mean!"  "Don't be so judgmental!"  "Don't be so stinky!"  Well, [...]

Your Date That Will Live In Infamy

Tomorrow is December 7, Pearl Harbor Day.  As President Roosevelt addressed Congress, he coined a phrase that is synonymous with that dreadful day.  He called it "a date that will live in infamy."  This quote marked that date not only in history books but in the hearts and minds of those who were alive that [...]