Pay Attention

Paul dives headlong into sin and the repercussions of sin (very specifically, “sexual immorality”). Unfortunately the church is sometimes blind about the seriousness of all sin and its consequences in our lives and how that affects the Gospel message that we are called to live out as Christ’s ambassadors to the world. Paul was concerned … More Pay Attention

Follower-ship

What does it mean to be a “loyal supporter”? A “true follower”? An Apostle? In his first letter to the church in Corinth, Paul both challenges and encourages the church in their “follower-ship”… By “navigating the gray” in a godly way, we are able to stand boldly, but lovingly, for God’s Truth in all walks … More Follower-ship

Navigate the Gray

Red State vs. Blue State…Liberal vs. Conservative…Us vs. Them. We see in society the results of setting up false dichotomies. In an “us versus them” society, anyone who doesn’t agree with you, think like you, look like you, etc. is your enemy. Life isn’t meant to be lived that way because we are ALWAYS going … More Navigate the Gray

Like Arrows…

Every Sunday I preach I feel like I bare my soul in the message. After yesterday’s message, however, I felt more vulnerable, more insecure…one might say, naked. Most often I am preaching through a book of the Bible or at least interpreting some Biblical passage. When doing that I must feel that most of the … More Like Arrows…

Looking Inward#2…

We are continuing our series on what it means to be the church. In our journey to discover what it means to be the Church, we’ve started learning about the Spiritual Disciplines. Richard Foster, in his book Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth, breaks the Disciplines into 3 categories – Inward, Outward, Corporate. … More Looking Inward#2…