Adeste Fideles

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” – Luke 1:46-48 Confession: I am not … More Adeste Fideles

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

“Therefore, the Lord will give you a sign. The young woman is pregnant and is about to give birth to a son, and she will call him Immanuel.” – Isaiah 7:14 Now that the turkey has been eaten, the decorations are out, the shopping has begun, and I have watched Christmas Vacation, I am ready for the season … More O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Give Thanks

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” – Psalm 136:1 This is the time of year we stop to give thanks. Next Thursday, many of us will gather around the table with family and friends as we enjoy a wonderful meal for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving has always been one of my … More Give Thanks

A Season of Preparation

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6 As the calendar turns from October to November every year, my family begins the season of preparation. … More A Season of Preparation

A Non-perishable Vision

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18 Have you ever noticed the size difference of the rear view mirror in a car compared with the windshield? The windshield is much bigger than the rear view mirror. As a driver, this makes sense because we spend more time looking out the windshield … More A Non-perishable Vision

The Church of Tomorrow

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8 Last Sunday, we began new message series in our worship services on the vision of our church. Throughout this series, we … More The Church of Tomorrow

The Wise Rebuke

“Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise rebuke to a listening ear.” – Proverbs 25:12 Several years ago, I joked with a friend when I said, “I’ve only made one mistake in my entire life…I once thought I was wrong.” The truth is I have been wrong many times in … More The Wise Rebuke

Acquiring Knowledge

“An intelligent mind acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” – Proverbs 18:15 Every time I read through Proverbs, I love the practicality of the proverbs. Within each chapter I can find advice on how to be a better husband, father, friend, pastor, leader, and follower of Christ. Throughout Proverbs, there is … More Acquiring Knowledge