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Boomerang God

For the last three weeks, I’ve been writing and re-writing teachings and sermons on planes, trains and automobiles in some of the remotest parts of India.  As I look back on mission 2019 to that amazing, wild and colorful nation I’m left realizing again that God is a boomerang God! His will always prevails even…

An Urge to Purge

What does true repentance actually look like? Not theoretically, not theologically, but practically? The 1970 movie ‘Love Story’ offers a possible answer in its famous line, ‘Love means never having to say you’re sorry.’ If only it were so! Today we will explore God’s own recipe for making things right, looking to 2 Chronicles 34,…

Repent and Believe

“Repent and believe.”  It’s been the cry of preachers ever since the time of Jesus.  Simply defined, repentance is turning away from sin and self to Christ for forgiveness and salvation.  And yet, in our lives, it’s often not just that simple. This is where Josiah steps in to help us to understand that repentance…

Peace When In Pieces

Did you know there is a natural peace and a supernatural peace?  A natural peace often comes when things are going really well in our lives and our anxiety is low.  Supernatural peace is a gift of the Holy Spirit through the power of Jesus Christ and manifests itself in our life no matter the…

The Whining Prophet

The prophet Jonah is a fascinating case study. With a flair for the dramatic he boldly says and does things that we often do only subtly and with some embarrassment. Today’s chapter is a case in point: Jonah stridently voices his displeasure with God’s grace, and in so doing reveals a common condition of the…

Finding Your Edge

This week we find ourselves in the ministry of Elisha.  Elijah has been taken away in a whirlwind on a fiery chariot to heaven, and Elisha now stands in his place. Join us this Sunday to hear about a young man who has lost his edge, and how the question from Elisha, “where did you…

The Slippery Slope of Sin

1 Kings 11 is one of the greatest whiplash chapters in the Bible. It goes from the high point of Solomon’s majestic reign (quite possibly the high point in all of the Old Testament),to the beginning of the end of the kingdom of Israel. What happens?  Today we will look at the slippery slope that…

All In

Seven years…that’s all it took.  King Solomon (son of King David) builds a temple for God that had to be seen to be believed!  Three stories high, thirty-foot high columns, cedar ceilings, cypress floors, olivewood doors, and more gold than Fort Knox!  How did Solomon accomplish this? 1st Answer: The Power of God. 2nd answer:…