“When pride comes, then comes disgrace; but wisdom is with the humble.” – Proverbs 11:2 I can remember a professor in college asking me how he could pray for me. He said, “Matt, if there is one thing I could pray for, what would it be?” I asked him to pray that I would not … More The Wisdom of Humility
“I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. When you walk, your step will not be hampered; and if you run, you will not stumble.” – Proverbs 4:11-12 Robert Frost once penned the words that became known to millions of high school students: “Two roads diverged … More The Path to Wisdom
In the first chapter of Nehemiah, we read a prayer that Nehemiah offers to God for the Israelites. It is a beautiful prayer that petitions the mercy and grace of God to the unfaithfulness of the Israelites. Nehemiah believes that God will do amazing things and wants for the Israelites to be part of God’s … More The Cupbearer to the King
“One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord, and to seek him in his temple.” – Psalm 27:4 Do you remember the movie City Slickers? There is a popular scene … More The One Thing
“Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.”– Psalm 80:3 Have you ever heard someone described as glowing? You might sometimes hear a woman who is pregnant described in this way. Or perhaps the young couple who announces their engagement. Maybe it’s the student who has just graduated … More The Face of God
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” – Psalm 73:26 For my entire life, I have been plagued with the understanding that heart disease is common in my family. My maternal grandfather died of a heart attack before I was born. As a kid, I … More Matters of the Heart
“Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind! He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot— come, let us rejoice in him. He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations— let not the rebellious rise up against him.” – Psalm 66:5-7 When was the … More Come, Let Us Rejoice!
Recently, one of our members came to me with a concern for those who have not been worshiping with us in several months. She spoke of names of individuals who used to sit around her in worship, and wondered aloud where these people might be. Many times, a church can become focused on our outreach … More In Pursuit of The "ONE"
I have a confession: I LOVE college football! I am one of the crazy ones who follows the sport all year long and September through the first week of January is my favorite time of year. So I will apologize ahead of time for an overuse of illustrations in sermons, for the tired eyes on Sunday mornings in the … More Countdown to Kickoff!
Throughout scripture, we find examples of great men and women who took a bold step in faith. In Exodus, Moses and Israelites trusted God as they stepped into the middle of the Red Sea and crossed on dry land. A few years later, Joshua would lead the next generation of Israelites to take a step … More What Will Be Your Next Step?