Last update: 2013-06-22

Tied To Sin

2013-06-22 Length: 25m 53s

Sin is like an anchor tied around your neck with a rope. It will drown you, but only when you reach the end of your rope. Romans 7:14-7:25 …

Love of a mother

2013-06-22 Length: 14m 56s

Mothers care for their children's well being and success in life. Matthew 20:20-20:23 …

Amazing Grace

2013-06-22 Length: 23m 41s

Grace is so amazing that the person who really understands what it means never takes their eye off Jesus. Romans 6:1-6:14 …

God Called, Please Come Back

2013-06-04 Length: 18m 42s

God calls us back, despite our wanderings. It's up to us to answer. Hosea 2:1-3:5 …


2013-05-28 Length: 23m 38s

Luke 13:6-9 The parable of the fig tree. Are you fruitful? …


2013-05-28 Length: 18m 11s

Do what God says. Col 3:17 …

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

2013-05-05 Length: 23m 30s

Luke 12: 13-24 Do you consider God in your plans? Do you consider Him the source of your possessions? Maybe you should. …

You Gotta See This

2013-04-28 Length: 23m 13s

Luke 24 Marvel at the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. …

Have A Little Faith Will You!

2013-03-31 Length: 22m 32s
There is no belief in God without faith in Him. Hebrews 11:1-6 …

You Gotta See This!

2013-03-31 Length: 20m 41s
Luke Chapter 24 through the eyes of those who were there. …

God Of The Unlikely

2013-03-31 Length: 23m 9s
God does not chose the popular or wise of this world to be His. I Kings 17:1-24 …

The Real Yes Man

2013-03-31 Length: 22m 4s

Blind To Salvation

2013-03-31 Length: 20m 32s

Some can't or won't see the offer of mercy and grace offered to them. …

The Good Life

2013-03-10 Length: 17m 58s

Psalm 1:1-6 Is the good life what the world thinks, or is it something else? …

Embrace Truth and Flee Evil

2013-03-03 Length: 23m 34s

Sound quality is much better now. Sorry for the last few that buzzed. 1 Thes. 5:21-22 The world wants us to be okay with whatever folks do in life. What does the Bible teach us? …

Pop Culture's Influence on Christians

2013-02-17 Length: 24m 15s

1 John 2:15-17 The influence of the entertainment industry on popular culture and Christians to riducule faith. …

The Burden of Burdens

2013-02-10 Length: 25m 12s

Some burdens can be helped by others. Some burdens need to be borne alone. Some are best cast upon God. Gal. 6:2-5 …

Don't Bother Me, I'm Busy Being Miserable

2013-02-03 Length: 24m 0s

Haggai 2:1-9 Trials and problems can take our focus off God and on the problem at hand. If we keep our focus on Him, then we deal with the issues better and show the world our faith. …

There's Power In The Blood

2013-01-27 Length: 25m 29s

Zech 12:1-6 The change is inside and out when one becomes a Christian. …

For What It's Worth

2013-01-20 Length: 23m 49s

What is praise and worship of God worth? Psalm 145:1-145:21 …

Examine The Lord

2013-01-13 Length: 19m 46s

God is larger than He appears to most people. Psalm 34:3 …

If Not Now, when?

2013-01-06 Length: 24m 28s

Are you waiting for the right time to change, enjoy life or even start? Now, can change the rest of your life. Eph. 5:15-17. …

Truth And The Word

2012-12-23 Length: 23m 24s

The real meaning of Christmas. John 1:1-13 …


2012-12-20 Length: 29m 54s

Think you know what Nietzsche said, think again. Godlessness is easier to do than you think. You don’t have to steal, lie, murder, commit other sins. In fact, you can maintain a great Christian reputation while living a life void of the influence of Jesus Christ. To live a life of godless all you need to do is omit God from your daily life. You can believe in His existence, but you don’t include Him in your day-to-day living and guess what, godlessness. Genesis 4:17-26 …

Keeping It Real

2012-12-20 Length: 20m 55s

God’s ways oftentimes seem strange to us. We do not always understand what He is doing. He does not do things the way that we think they should be done. Isaiah 55:8,9 declares "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts". Man is a great thinker. The world’s libraries attest to that, but God’s ways are beyond all human understanding. I Kings 17:1-24 …

Hidden In Plain Sight

2012-12-20 Length: 22m 31s

Karl Valletin of Munich, Germany, was a master among that rare group of PERFORMING ARTISTS we call clowns. The scene for which he is best remembered took place on a darkened stage illumined only by a solitary circle of light thrown by a street lamp. Valletin, with long-drawn face and deeply worried expression, walks around and around this circle of light, desperately looking for something. A policeman enters the scene and asks, “What have you lost?” “The key to my house,” replies the clown. The policeman then joins the search, but they find nothing. After a while the policeman inquires, “Are you sure that you lost it here?” “No,” says the clown, pointing to a dark corner of the stage, “over there.” “Then why on earth are you looking for it here?” asks the policeman. The reply, “There is no light over there.” Today the question is, “Are we looking in the right place?” Col. 2:1-5 …

Make A List, But Not For Christmas

2012-12-02 Length: 21m 53s

Psalms 100:1-100:5 A real list of gifts everyone should desire. …

Chicken or Egg

2012-11-28 Length: 24m 21s

James shows us that faith and works are ultimately two sides of the same coin. James 2:14-26 …

An Awesome God

2012-11-18 Length: 27m 51s

God is Great, quit worrying. Romans 11:33-36 …

Disobedience's Determination

2012-11-17 Length: 20m 6s

Some set their sights on failure and walk over victory to get there. Jer. 44:15-17 …

Signs of Worldliness

2012-11-17 Length: 24m 56s

Are you living the Christian life? Check the signs to make sure. 1 John 2:15-2:16 …

Don't Let That Lion Eat On You

2012-11-01 Length: 28m 37s

Daniel 6:16-6:28 Don't let the problems of life eat at you. Satan desires to consume you like a roaring lion. Faith in God will calm your soul and get you through the trial of life …

Death's Death

2012-10-30 Length: 18m 2s

Christ's sacrifice put an end to the sting of death. 1 Corinthians 15:50-15:57 …

You're Alive!

2012-10-21 Length: 22m 17s

In the midst of trouble, God will revive. PSALMS 85:1-7 Numbers 16 …

Tea Leaves

2012-09-29 Length: 20m 55s

Making plans, check with God. James 4:11-4:17 …

Making Mudpies

2012-09-23 Length: 20m 45s

The key to joy? Try the beattitudes. Matthew 5:1-10. Oh the mudpies, you have to hear the whole thing to find out about those. …

What Is It All About

2012-09-03 Length: 15m 25s

What is religion about, What is God about, what is worship about? Answers inside. …

Agreeing With God

2012-09-03 Length: 23m 26s

If you are on God's side, shouldn't you also agree with Him? …

God Keeps His Promise

2012-08-10 Length: 21m 1s

God is able to keep His promises. Not just make them. Hebrews 13:5-6 …

There's Power In The Blood

2012-08-09 Length: 22m 58s

he power to save is in the blood of the New Covenant. Romans 5:8-5:10 …

The Suffering Of The Innocent

2012-07-23 Length: 16m 24s

Luke 13:1-5 Jesus' answer to the age old question of why the innocent suffer is different from what we hear from many. …

Take A Load Off

2012-07-15 Length: 22m 10s

Hebrews 12:-3 The loads of the world can weigh us down and keep us from achieving our goals in life and for the Kingdom. …

Confession Is Good For The Soul

2012-07-14 Length: 25m 22s

ISAIAH 59:9-15a Unburden yourself from the sins of life by confessing them to God and lean on Him to help you overcome. …

In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash

2012-07-07 Length: 20m 48s

As we celebrate our freedom, let us not forget the freedom we have in Christ. Freedom from death, fear, uncertainty, ... …

Interpretation, It's Not What You Thought.

2012-03-11 Length: 29m 25s

The word interpretation gets interpreted many different ways. Peter, in 2 Peter 1:19-21 sets the record straight on what interpretation means, who does it and what it is not.…

All Things Are Ready

2012-03-04 Length: 26m 4s

The invited rejected the invitation. Hard as they servants tried, they could not fill all the chairs at the table. God invites, it is up to us to accept and participate. Luke 14:16ff…

Fanning The Fires Of Faith

2012-02-27 Length: 22m 36s

Heating up your faith in a lukewarm world. Rev. 3:24-20…

Sovereign God

2012-02-20 Length: 31m 15s

Habakkuk asks the age old question of why. However, he waits for God to answer and trusts the answer.…

Changeless Message In A Changing World

2012-02-18 Length: 30m 23s

Galatians 1:6-10 Paul was dumbfounded that the Galatians turned from the Gospel he preached to them so soon. Many today are turning from the true Gospel to one that does not believe that we must follow Jesus' commands as He said Himself. The social and prosperity Gospels reign today. Paul ends this section of scripture with the fact that he did not speak to please men, but to please God.…

Jumping Jehosophat

2012-02-05 Length: 25m 34s

Are your friends really your friend? 2 Chronicles 18:1-19:3…

What Will You Leave Behind?

2012-01-15 Length: 31m 14s

What do you want on your tombstone? No, not the pizza. How do you want to be remembered. Enoch walked with God and Noah was his grandson. Enoch lived by faith and it was critical to God saving Noah and his family who were also people of faith. A marble tombstone can't replace the words we write on the hearts of others. Gen. 5:17 - 25.…

Across The Threshold

2012-01-08 Length: 27m 43s

Rev. 3:7-13 presents a picture of two doors. One door that leads to salvation is always open and never closes and the other door, presented in Rev. 3:20 is the door we open to Jesus, or don't answer when it's knocked on. The benefits of crossing the threshold far outweigh the cost of not crossing them.…

Three Steps To A Better Year.

2012-01-03 Length: 17m 22s

Paul gives us three things we can do to make 2012 a great year. Rom. 13:8-14…

Peace Where?

2011-12-28 Length: 21m 14s

Many still don't understand that Jesus did not promise peace on earth between men, but peace between God and man. Through Christ we are no longer His enemy. Scripture uses these strong words to convey the separation sin creates between us and the Almighty. The world we live in was created by God and poluted by sin. Christ's birth signaled that time when we would have a direct relationship with God through Christ. Col 1:15 – 23…

Why I Am A Member Of The Lord's Church Part 4: Scriptural Organization

It may surprise some that Jesus is the head of His church. Not some man made organization. Paul instructed Timothy and Titus on Jesus' authorized structure of the church.…

Why I Am A Member Of The Lord's Church Part 3: The Lord Has One Church

The Lord started His church on the solid rock of who He is and what He did for mankind. Shouldn't it mirror the early church in its practices and adherence to what Jesus and His Apostles said He wanted it to be? Unity can be found in simply following what…

Why I Am A Member Of The Lord's Church Part 2: Lordy, Lordy

Why God and why Christ? What about other god's and belief systems? Islam's own holy book proclaims Jesus is superior to Mohammed, Buddhism is a work system based upon nothing, Mormonism says you can be a god of your own planet, Judaism can't be practiced …

Why I Am A Member Of The Lord's Church

Why I am a member of the church of Christ. Every Christian should be ready to answer the question, "Why do you attend that church?"…

Judgment Calls

Some use Matthew Chapter 7 as a "force shield" to stop someone from pointing out their faults. However, Matthew 7 teaches us a lot if we will let it. First, It does not say we can't judge. Just that we must be careful not to judge more than the Lord dem…

God's Promise

In Jeremiah 31:27ff God promises to make a new covenant where each person will be responsible for their own sins. No longer would God punish kingdoms with other kingdoms or empires. He will make a new covenant and a new city for the faithful. Not the Jeru…

Hey Bud!

Many have an image of God that is not the same as the characters in the Bible had of Him. They treated God with fear and reverence. Too many today see Him as just a jolly old man or as a buddy. God is much greater than that and we need to have a proper re…

Less Sin, More God

What does the Bible tell us about sin and avoiding it. If you struggle with sin and temptation, scripture can help you to avoid it, lessen its power over you and make your walk a success.…

Sounds Reasonable

God's Word is not difficult to understand in most cases and with some help from a few commentaries even the most difficult passages can be understood. That is why in Isaiah 1:18-19 we read, "let us reason together." The path to salvation is clear and easi…

You've Got That Joy Where?

Gal. 5:22 Joy and happiness are often confused. Happiness is when you get what you want. Joy is being content with what God gives you.…

Morals By God

A recent opinion piece in USA Today by Jerry A. Coyne, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at The University of Chicago put forth the idea that evolution favored (by natural selection, the god of evolutionists) altruism, sympathy and mutu…

Choosing God Part Two

Choosing God also means getting the right "image" of God from His Word. The Israelites made a golden calf to represent God, but He cannot be represented by any image we can come up with…

Choosing God

Choosing God also means getting the right "image" of God from His Word. The Israelites made a golden calf to represent God, but He cannot be represented by any image we can come up with…

Quitters Never Win

The key to not quitting is to see the prize and not merely follow the crowd. Matthew 13:45-46…

Devil Said What?

Satan knows scripture better than some Christians do. One he quoted, Psalm 91 promises several things to the few who will obey and follow God. Might be good if we knew it also.…

Do I Know You?

What does a relationship with God look like? 1 Jn 2:1-5…

I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb

Gal. 2:20 is Paul's pledge of allegiance to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As we celebrate our freedoms in our country today, let us not forget the freedom we have in Christ and pledge our unwavering devotion to Him and His Church.…

How Dare You

1 Jn. 1:8-10 Unless we realize that we are sinners and powerless we will never see the need for Christ and we make Him a liar.…

Giants In The Land

The Bible mentions giants and their large stature or great wisdom. However, we are in a spiritual battle with giants of our own. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 tells us that Jesus wrote our salvation and knows the outcome. We are victorious through Him.…

The Destruction Of Faith

Play the movie to learn more about the book.…

Get On With It You Old Goat

Neh. 1:1-11 As we remember those who fought our physical battles this Memorial Day, let us not forget those who fought the spiritual battles. The greatest honor we can give to them is to carry on the fight for the hearts of those without Christ. Nehemiah…

A Proper Prophet

Deut. 18:20-21 gives us the criteria to determine what a true prophet is and who is a false prophet. Many look everywhere for answers when the answers to everything is in God's Word. Deut. 18:9-14 tells us which methods are false and anger God. As creator…

Who Do You Work For?

Who do you listen to? Who do you work for? That is the question today.. Who is your master? Who is Lord over your life? Romans 6:16 in the Living Bible says, “Don’t you realize that you can choose your own master? You can choose sin (with death) or else …

Magnetic Mothers

ILL.- A school teacher gave her class of second-graders a lesson on the magnet and what it does. The next day the teacher asked her students this question: "My name has six letters. The first one is ’m.’ I pick up things. What am I?" When the test papers…

Beyond The Resurrection

Jesus' appearances after the resurrection had several benefits for the disciples. Acts 1:3-14…

Help Now My Unbelief

There is a lot of evidence of Jesus' resurrection if one is willing to look for it. Facing the facts compels one to greater faith and a celebration of His resurrection every day and not just on one day a year. John 20:1-18…

The Right Wisdom

Many claim to be wise. What does the right wisdom look like? James 3:13-18…

Thinking Outside The Box

From 2 Samuel 6:1 – 23 The power of God used to be in a box. Now, it is in a book…

Noah's Message Today

The world today would have the same reaction to Noah's message as those who scoffed at him before the flood. When will it be too late to realize it's too late?…

Jesus Was Not A Rebel

The common misconception about Jesus is that he was a rebel. However, Jesus said that He came to fulfill the Law. John tells us in Chapter One that all things were created through Jesus. Matthew 5:17-20.…

Things To Be Thankful For Even In Difficult Times

From Psalm 103:1-13. Even during difficult times there are some things we can be thankful for today.…

Atheism's Errors

Atheists try to convince Christians there is no God. Who are they trying to convince, us or themselves?…

Doubt's Guilt

Doubts follow us through the dark uncertainties of life. We face life's obstacles with some fear and trepidation about the outcome. We feel guilty because we think that when we become a Christian all our doubts should fade away. However, we might be surpr…

Tempted by Temptation

Many struggle with sin after becoming a Christian. They wonder why they still give in to temptation even though they desire to leave the past behind and live as God wants us live in this world. The key to overcoming is knowledge. Scripture is what Jesus u…

The Consistancy of Integrity

Integrity is when you are the same through-and-through, every day and every way. It is the trait God wants to foster in each and every one of us. 1 Chronicles 29:17…

Don't Mention The Other Place

Jesus talked about Hell more than He did about Heaven. Many are unwilling to even mention Hell, but if Jesus felt it was important, then it is important. Luke 16:19-31.…

What Were You Thinking?

Last week we learned that the tongue can not be tamed. This week we look at the engine of the tongue, the mind. Our thoughts reveal our true heart. Are we thinking about what our Father or are we focused on worldly matters? From Eph. 4:4-7…

Hold Your Tongue

The tongue can never be controlled perfectly. It is a window to our soul and an indicator of our sincerity as a Christian. The fruit of the Christian tongue should not be the fruit of one with a worldly tongue. As a ship is guided by a small rudder, so al…

Imitate God

Paul instructs us to imitate God in order to grow close to Him. Eph. 5:1ff…

Pointing A Finger At The Mirror

We kind of like it when someone else is getting the third degree. The only problem is we are next. It is easy to say that someone else needs to change, but another thing altogether to take a look at ourselves and admit we need a change in our life. Romans…

The Devil says, "Go To Church!"

Satan does not mind you going to church. After all, he believes in God. Mark 1:21ff. Christianity verses churchianity.…

Life's Treadmill

When we worry or have a lot on our minds we tend to think that just doing something, anything is better tnan doing nothing. Psalm 46:8-11 teaches us that sometimes we just have be quiet and see God and His ability to overcome life's problems.…

Help For A Hurting World

If you want to worship God, help those in need. God's comfort is given to us so that we can give it to others. 2 Cor. 1:3-5…

God Is Not A Fire Extinguisher

Many use God like a fire extinguisher. They only think of Him and use (pray) Him in extreme times of need. Miami Oklahoma has a 911 emergency prayer team that they activate when the weather is threatening. If we want to have the kind of relationship that …

The Promise of Obedience

God promised that the obedient would inherit their land again. A promise that echoes the promise of a home in Heaven. From Isaiah 57:14-21…

The Wonder of it All

Have you lost your wonder and awe for the great gift of salvation? 1 Peter 1:10-12 reminds us that the prophets and angels desired to know what we know. Never forget how wonderful it felt to be saved the moment you accepted Christ.…

Working Out, Working In and Looking Up

God requires us to work out. Not for our physical wellbeing, but for our spiritual. God works in us to perfect us. Looking up to Him shows we know who we can rely on to do the real heavy lifting. From Philippians 2:12-13…

Faith Like Who?

In Hebrews chapter 11 we see a list of well known faithful people from the scriptures. Listed among such names as Moses and Abraham is the prostitute, Rahab. Faith will always triumph over the life we led before we found God. She believed in what she coul…

Fatherly Advise From A Bachelor

1 Thes. 2:4-7 is not usually the place we go for learning what a Christian Father's attributes should be, but if you study the scriptures you see that it is the perfect place to go.…

Seven "Ones" Of The Church

Eph. 4:4-6 Paul tells us that there are seven "Ones" of the church. By calling these doctrines or truths of the Christian faith "ones" he is limiting our beliefs to these facts and no other thoughts, doctrines or beliefs will do. If we are not following t…

Anger's Prison of Bitterness

Hebrews 12:14-15 warns us about letting bitterness destroy our lives.…


Jude wanted to write his letter about our gift of grace from Christ, but false teachers and teachings caused him to change his mind. Should we worry about those who would alter and change our teachings and worship from the original way instituted by Chris…

Humility's Gain

Isaiah 66:1ff. The humble, who submit to God are the ones that have God's blessing…

The Unstoppable World Meets The Immovable Faith

What does happen when the unstoppable force meets the unmovable object?…

Who's On First?

From the book of Numbers. Who rules your world? You, or the Lord?…

Magnify The Lord

God seems so far away sometimes, but like a massive star, we can only appreciate God's power by manifying Him to His true size. He is truly larger than our problems.…

Being There

To appreciate the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ we have to place ourselves there at the scene and realize the depth of love and suffering Christ did on our behalf. On Easter many think of this just once a year. Jesus wanted us to remember it m…

Moving Forward

You can't get out of the rut until you are willing to look up. Col. 3:1-11…

No Hits, No Runs, All Errors

1 John 4:1-6. Paul warns us about false teachers. In fact, most of the letters deal with errors and false teachings. Paul and the other apostles tell us that following Jesus is not up to our own personal preferences, but obedience to the commands of Jesus…

Know Thy Enemy

Who is really our enemy?…

Why Faith?

Why does God require us to "live by faith" in order to be righteous? An answer to the age old question.…

Happy Valentine's Day God

Psalm 116 shows us the love we should have for God and how we should show it.…

Law of Sin and Death

Romans 7:7-25 shows us the the law of the Old Testament reminded us of our sin. The grace of Christ is the only way to gain forgiveness for our sins.…

The Real Heaven

Last week, I got your attention with the horrors of Hell so that I could show you a place you want to live in forever. Literature and movies try to portray Heaven in various ways, but they are not scripture based and only serve the story or plot line. 1 C…

The Real Hell

Some feel that God will not condemn anyone. Some feel that you will eventually get out of Hell. Some feel that the residents of hell will eventually be destroyed. What does the Bible say about a place you never want to go to. Rev. 20:15…

Taking Stock

In Luke 13 Jesus speaks about tragedies and the condition of those who were killed. Tragedy stikes the good as well as the bad. Some have said that the tragedy in Haiti and other places around the world is the result of the life they led. Jesus tells us d…

The Heart Of Failure

The Israelites suffered from two sins. Is God great enough and will He save us. At the heart of that is a lack of belief or faith. Psalm 78.…

Sin And Humility

Luke 7:36ff tells us the story of a man who's pride and arrogance prevented him from seeing Jesus' as our Lord and Savior and a woman who's repentance and humility let her see Jesus' true self and purpose.…

Renewed Purpose For The New Year

Jerimiah 31:31-34 and Ezekiel 36:22-28 offer us hope for the new year because God has given us a new heart, Spirit, relationship and beginning. What better way to start a new year with a new purpose to serve and live for Him.…

What Peace?

Luke 2:12-14 tells us that the angels proclaimed "peace on earth." Given the history of warfare, crime, etc., what kind of peace were they talking about? The answer reveals our relationship to God and how sin has affected that relationship from the Garden…

God Is God

The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego is a popular story we relate to our children. It was also popular with the early Christians who faced their own fires for their faith. Their faith was so strong that even if God did not deliver them from the fir…

Going It Alone?

Scriptures alone is refuted by some. Lets look at some of their arguments and ask those who did not practice scripture only like Adam and Eve. Rev. 2-3 and most of the New Testament.…

Baptism, It's what's for salvation!

Jesus said, "If you love me, keep my commandments." Baptism is one of those commandments for entering the Kingdom. It shows our faith and dedication to Him. We don't argue or question why or how, we just do it the way He says to do it. Romans 6:1-11.…

Take Me To Your Leader

Some feel that following Christ is like picking their favorite song. Is it that subjective? 1 Col. 1:15-23.…

Candle of Life

In scripture, candles not only represent the light of God, but it also represents our life.…

Ready, Willing and What?

Want to secure your salvation? Peter tells us there is a way. 2 Peter 1:1-10…

Beyond Obedience

What is at the heart of the rich man not wanting to give up his riches and follow Jesus? Maybe the heart of the matter was his heart. Mark 10:21-27…

A Light Unto The Darkness

What does it mean to be the light of the world? Matthew 5:14-16…

Pass The Salt

We are the salt of the earth. Time to get out of the shaker. Jesus' statement in Matthew 5:13 is lost on a world with plenty of salt on the shelf. It has a much deeper meaning when we really look at what His illustration reveals to us.…

Help Now My Unbelief!

Weak faith? God can help. Mark 9:24…

Fearing Salvation

Why do some people reject the gentle call of Jesus to enter into His rest? Some reject salvation because they fear the changes that will come from accepting Christ. However, the changes that occur are the changes we desire to happen as Christians and thos…

The WORD You Can Trust In

The Bible is God's plan of salvation to save us from ourselves. It is God breathed and it is the standard of measurement that everyone must follow and adhere to in order to seek and serve Him. Deviation is not an option. Just ask Adam and Eve.…

Is It Worth It?

Is it worth it to be a Christian when you see the worldly prosper?…

Barnabas, son of encouragement

Barnabas is a unique character in the Bible. Called the son of encouragement, he was really so much more.…

Unlocking The Power Of Prayer

How to use prayer to diminish doubt in your life. The faithful in the Bible prayed a certain way that allowed them to have confidence that their problems were not too big for God.…

Great Men of Doubt

Doubt is not necessarily indicative of weak faith. Even the faithful had their doubts. Abraham, Elijah, Peter and John the Baptist all had theirs. Doubt actually causes you and me to seek God's help in life…

The Valley of Despair, The Height of Hope

Hosea 2:14-20. God views His relationship with us like a spousal relationship. Not a one hour a week relationship, but one that is 24/7. When Israel was in captivity for infidelity, God sought to prove His love for them to show them who their true love is…

God Is Calling

Does God give special revelation to people today? When does God speak to us? Amos 1:1-2 gives us the answer.…

A Father's Life

Learning to be a Christian father from Paul.…

Pledge of Allegience

The Forth of July reminds me of the times I recited the Pledge of Allegience in school. As Christians we pledge our allegience to Christ. Deut. 23:21 reminds us that vows such as these are not to be taken lightly.…

Jesus Chose ...

Jesus chose the apostles from a diverse group of individuals. The church needs diversity in order to be healthy and help others find salvation.…

In God We Trust

In Job 42 we see why Job suffered and stayed true to God. His understanding of God and the faith it brings got him through it all. It can help us to.…

Do The Math

James 1:2ff presents a peculiar way of looking at troubles in our lives. We don't usually look at our trials with joy, but if we study the passages there is a positive benefit to suffering. If you do the math you can see that it works out just right in th…


On Memorial Day we remember those who died to protect our freedom. Phil 2:3-4 reminds us that we need to remember those who have gone to their reward and have left the legacy we enjoy in our churches today. Also, we need to remember those living today who…

The Lord Will Be With You Aways

Ps. 37. The Lord is committed to his people. Are you committed to Him?…

A Christian Mother In Today's World

Luke 1:26-38 Mary as an example and inspiration for today.…

Guide To A Better Christian Life

1 Thes. 5:16-22.…

Dinner is Served

Luke 14:15-24. God prepares a feast for all who want to come.…

Life Changing Words

In Romans 1:16, Paul gives us several words that can change your life.…

What Do You See?

The disciples reacted to the empty tomb in different ways. What do you see when you look at the empty tomb?…

Life's Seasons

Life is like the seasons. Recognizing them can help us prepare for their coming. From Ecl 3.…

I'M All Ears

God is listening. Mal. 3:13-18…

Overcoming Overwhelming Odds

Christians are not just survivors, they are overcomers. 1 Jn 1:1ff…

God's Coffee

God's best comes in a plain brown wrapper.…

You Can Learn a Lot From a Mouse

What can you learn from a mouse about God?…

Don't Get Fleeced

John 10:10 tells us that we can have life abundant. What is the abundant life? What is it not? Who is the thief?…

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Purpose

1 Sam 16 teaches us that God uses ordinary people for extraordinary purposes. Find your purpose today!…

Hang In There

Many feel hopeless today. Job felt that way to, but found the strength to keep going. Find out what he found out.…

The More Things Change ...

The writers of the scriptures spoke in terms of absolute truth. No grey areas and no relativism. In 2 Timothy 3:16 Paul warned the young preacher about those who deceive and are deceived. The greatest deceiver we need to watch for is ourselves. It is some…

Why Did You Come To Church Today?

What is the benefit of going to Church? Is it necessary? What does scripture say about it?…

Scratching the Ears of the Dead

Paul warns Timothy of those who would heap teachers around them that would tell them what they wanted to hear instead of the sound words of scripture. 2 Tim. 4:3-4…

Renewing Your Mind

Romans 12:1-3. Paul tells us to renew our minds. Here's how.…

Rest for the Weary

Want rest from all the problems going on today? Hebrews 4:1-13 tells us where we can get it.…

Resolution or Revival?

Resolutions are made to be broken, but revival can be forever. 2 Kings 17:23ff…

Look Both Ways!

A new year causes us to reflect upon the past and look forward to the future. Don't take that first step without God. Eph. 5:15-17…

So This Is Christmas

Luke 2:8-14 gives us the true meaning of Christmas.…

The Bible You Haven't Read Yet: They Shoot Horses Don't They?

What if your horse won the Kentucky Derby and you chose it for the sacrifice today? Today's archetype is the unblemished animal used for the sacrifice. They used their best and it did not bring forgivness. God changed the sacrifice to His best and we have…

The Bible You Haven't Read Yet: Bread and Water

This weeks archetype is about our need for nourishment. In the wilderness the Israelites had manna from above and water from a rock to meet their physical needs. Jesus because our living bread and the living stream for our spiritual needs.…

Longing For Security

In Exodus 16:1-3 we see the archetype of worldy security, Egypt. God changed that to Canaan or the land where God supports and secures us.…

Peak to Peak

The archetype of a mountain is the subject of this weeks sermon. A mountain of sin and law represented by Mount Sinai is changed to Mount Moriah which represents mercy, grace and sacrifice.…

The Bible You Haven"t Read Yet: Blood Is Thicker Than Water

Fourth in the series on archetypes and how God changed them. In Egypt, blood caused the angel to passover the houses that had the blood on them. God changed the passover from animal blood to Christ's blood. In judgment God will passover those who are cove…

The Bible You Haven't Read Yet: Cutting Down The Family Tree

Third in the Series on archetypes. The story of Isaac's sacrifice from Genesis 22 contains multiple archetypes such as the absolute surrender of Abraham to his faith in God. The relationship between a father and the son he has to sacrifice parallels God a…

The Bible You Haven't Read Yet: A Rising Tide Floats All Boats

Second in the series looking at Biblical archetypes and how God illustrates the changes He makes to them and their meaning. This week we see the illustration of saving faith through the Flood story and baptism as the interrogation of true faith in a perso…

The Bible You Haven't Read Yet: What kind of man are you?

God used archetypes to illustrate some of the lessons of the Bible. Yet, they are often neglected because we don't have the perspective of the first people to read the scriptures. If you could see it through their eyes, you would not see anything like you…

Still Taking The Bitter Pill?

Bitterness and hatred will destroy us both physically and spiritually. This is one pill you want to avoid. Hebrews 12:14-15…

Back To The Future

In Rev. 2 we see that the church at Ephesus is doing everything an active, involved church can do, but Jesus warns them that they have lost their first love. You can do everything possible, but if you are only going through the motions it means nothing. E…

Only One God

The first commandment is not just the jealous rantings of a god among many. It is the assertion that God is the only real god. True contentment and happiness comes from knowing that He is in charge and will take care of us is we obey Him.…

Don't Blame Me!

When Jesus said He was the living water and those who were thirsty could drink the multitudes knew that He said He was God or God's Son. Some accepted and some could not. The ones who could not accept that blamed it on something else that caused them not …

Strength For The Journey

To understand Psalm 23 you must read the Psalm 24.…

Bent Out Of Shape

Jesus dealt with two different people who were out of shape. One was straightened out by a miracle. The other could not be straightened out by anyone.…

My Name Is Nobody

God does not choose leaders by the same criteria we choose our leaders. In 1 Samuel 16 we see what His requirements are for a leader and for His people.…

The Abundant Life

You already have it all when you give your life to Christ. John 10:10…

Gratitude or Attutude

In Luke 17:11-19 ten lepers got what they wanted. Healed, they sought the approval of the priests to reenter society. Only one thought to thank the one who made it possible before going to the priests.…

Here's Your Sign

Sign, Sign, everywhere a sign. If you had a sign for your forehead, what would it say?…

Under Pressure

Sometimes we feel that life is a treadmill and we are running as fast as we can and we are still not getting anywhere. Jesus wants to help. Instead of pulling your burden with a harness, let Jesus hook up His yolk to your life and you are not alone with y…

Satisfaction Guaranteed

There is very little real satisfaction in this world. You can be satisfied with Jesus and his guarantee. From Psalm 63…

Minefield of Sin

The warning signs are there if you know what to look for to avoid sin.…

Follow The Bouncing Ball

Paul tells us to imitate him imitating Christ. Today, we are the ones others should imitate. Are we being a good example/witness for the Lord?…

What Are You Working For?

Romans 6:23 tells us that we earn our way to everlasting punishment. However, eternal life if a gift. What is your decision?…

Freedom To Do What?

As we think about freedom this 4th. of July, let us also look at the freedom from sin and doubt we enjoy in Christ.…

What is Man?

What is man that God considers Him. That is what David asked in Psalm 8. The answer will give your life purpose and meaning.…

The Half-Empty Life

Cynicism makes our lives less enjoyable. We can focus on the worldy like Solomon and write our own Ecclesiastes, or we can focus on Christ and write our own happy ending.…

A Father of Faith

The story of the prodigal son is the story of our rebellion and how God (the father in the story)receives us when we return to him.…

Life's Jackpot

What is your soul worth? Are you looking for riches here? In Matthew 16:26 Jesus asks us that question.…

The Great Potter In The Sky

God gives us an illustration of how he can make us better. However, like clay we need to be pliable in order for it to happen. From Jer. 18:1-6.…

Christian's Memorial Day

Christians celebrate a memorial day every Sunday. Titus 3:3-7 tells us why.…

The Narrow And The Few

Jesus said that there is only one gate to enter the kingdom. He also said that it was narrow and few would find it. Statements like this make me sit up and pay attention. From Luke 13:22ff.…

A Tale Of Two Mothers

Sometimes the values of a good mother are more evident as time goes on. From Romans 16.…

A Heart of Dirt

Jesus tells us that there are four responses to the gospel. Where do you fit in? From Mark 4:1ff…

That's Peculiar!

The KJV says that we are a peculiar people. The Greek word means set aside or set apart. However, we are a peculiar people to the worldly and that is not a bad thing. Titus 2:11-14…

My Way Or The Highway

Some ask why we can't worship God any way we want to woship Him. One story that illustrates that is the one about the sacrifices of Cain and Abel. One was acceptable and one was not. One was a sacrifice and one was just an offering. On the road of life, "…

Victory in Jesus: The One-Two Punch of Fear and Doubt Part 2

Part 2 of the last lesson in the series "Victory In Jesus." Fear keeps us from experiencing full faith in Christ and fear of what accepting Christ will do to us personally is the greatest fear of all.…

Victory In Jesus: The One-Two Punch of Fear and Doubt Part 1

1 John 5:4. Faith is our victory. This two part lesson looks at the two stumbling blocks that prevent us from having full faith in Jesus. This lesson looks at doubt and how it robs us of true joy in Christ.…

Victory In Jesus: Faith, Our First Line Of Defense!

Faith is our only defense against Satan, trials and tribulations. We will not be successful in our walk if we do not build up a strong shield against our enemy. Doubt weakens that shield and we must rid it from our thoughts. Ephesians 6:16.…

Victory In Jesus, The Resurrection

Victory In Jesus Series: Last week we left Peter drowning in a sea of doubt. This week we see Peter experiencing victory in Jesus because of his faith. His faith in the resurrection that emboldened the disciples to preach the first sermon in Acts 2:14ff…

Victory In Jesus: Peter

This week we explore Peter's faith and doubt in the story of walking on water. As long as Peter keep his sight on Jesus he was fine. However, when he started to look at his situation he began to sink. Peter's faith won out over his doubts. In our own life…

Victory In Jesus: Joshua

Second in the Victory in Jesus series. Faith is the victory for Joshua and the Israelites against Jericho. Joshua 6:1ff…


First in the series "Victory in Jesus": God's commands may seem out of the ordinary for some, but follow them we must. 1 Jn 5:4 says we are victorious because of our faith and faith leads us to trust and follow God even when the world is heading the othe…

Start With A Bang And End With A Fizzle

Solomon is remembered mostly for his great wisdom. However, his life went downhill because of his turning away from God. From 1 Kings 11.…

Returning To The Mud

Isaiah 30:1-7 teaches us that the world is not a place to return to once we have accepted Christ. The Israelites desired to return to the slavery of Egypt rather than face the unknown with God on their side and at other times thought Egypt would assist th…

Walking Away Empty Handed

Empty hands and fat wallets may not be the best way to go. From Matt. 19:16ff…

Moments In Time

Jesus had many moments in time that caused those around him to take notice.…

That Depends On What Truth Means

Are there any absolute truths today? From John 8:31-32…

Sin Doesn't Affect Me

Lot while righteous, did not worship God like his uncle Abraham did. He chose the fertile plains by Sodom and Gomorrah. He prospered and became a magistrate, but that was all taken away when God destroyed the cities. What did he gain? Nothing. Abraham let…

It Says What It Means and Means What It Says

2 Peter 1:20ff tells us that we can't twist the scriptures to our desires, but that we must "study to show ourselves approved" what was written.…

Someone Has Got To Do It!

In John 21:1-17 We see someone not unlike ourselves. He had given up and went back to doing what he used to do in life. That man was Peter and Jesus, in verses 15-17 makes Peter confront his apathy. The result was the first sermon in Acts chapter two that…

How Do You Melt a Heart of Stone?

From Ezek 11:1-19. Israel was in captivity because their hearts were like stone. Many today are affected by a "heart of stone" that prevents them from fully experiencing God and Jesus in their lives…

Your Best For His

1 Kings 18. For true repentance the Israelites had to give up their most precious commodity after three and a half years of no rain.…

True Repentance

Luke 13:1-5 What is "true" repentance? Is it being caught in the act or a change of mind? What stops some from really repenting?…

Lies We Live By

Paul's problems inspire us to have the proper attitude about our lives and some of the lies we tell ourselves about how life should be in Christ.…

A Faith That Works

James and Paul seem to be in a war against faith verses works. However, nothing could be farther from the truth if one carefully examines the book of James.…

What's Going On?

Habakkuk wonders what's going on, because evil abounds in the world and God seems to do nothing about it. Atheists and Christians alike wonder why bad things happen to good people. The atheist sees evil and concludes there is no God. Christians see evil a…

I Am And That's All

1 Cor. 9:8 teaches us that God is the "I am". He is everything to us.…

Shall We Gather?

Spirutality vs Religion. Worship in private or worship in church. Before you decide for yourself why not find out what scripture says. From Hebrews 10:24-26.…

When Burdens Seem Too Great

How we should deal with the burdens we must bear in life and how we can help others when they experience them. From Gal. 6…

Your Own Worst Enemy

From Psalm 17. David prays for restraint in dealing with Saul. He wanted to remain faithful to God and not retaliate, but let God deliver him from his enemies. Do we pray for God's will to be done, or give him a "wish list" of what we want to have happen?…

Shall We Pray Part 2

Second Part on the Lord's Prayer. The dangers of getting more than our daily bread.…

Shall We Pray

Learning how and what we should pray for from The Lord's Prayer.…

The God of Comfort

From Is. Chapter 40. God comforts his people and delivers them from their trials…

Born To Be Wild

Some say we are hard-wired to be good or bad. Paul said we should exercise self-control over our sins. From 1 Cor. 9:27…

Guarding Your Heart

Jesus warns that we must guard our hearts. From Luke 21…

By Faith

Second in the Book of Hebrews series. Chapter 11:1-4 introduces us to faith and its possibilities.…

Satisfaction In God

Ec. 3:1-15 Solomon relates how God goads, or causes us to think and the nails that anchor us like tent stakes in God…

Who At The Door Is Knocking?

In 2 Sam. 5 we see that David is called by God to lead his people. We today are called by God through Jesus to serve Him. Are we answering the call?…

What Path Are You On?

There are many paths in life, are you on the right one?…

The Microwave Mentality

I needed it yesterday!…

Freedom In Christ, Or A Slave To Sin?

We're going to serve something or somebody, who will it be?…

Oh! We Of Little Faith

From Mark 4:35-41 Is faith the size of a mustard seed easy to achieve, or difficult?…

Wrestling With God

I was reading my Bible and a fight broke out!…

Trial By Fire

Two brothers decide to offer to God what He has not asked them for and the consequences.…

One More Night With The Frogs

Don't resist the call to become a Christian today!…

Don't Let Fear Overcome You

Elijah performed great miracles through God, but when his life was threatened he headed for the hills.…

Flirting With Disaster

Overcoming sin begins with how we deal with temptation. Jesus and Eve dealt with Satan's temptation in different ways and had different outcomes.…


True Christian compassion as illustrated in the account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.…

Why I Am A Member Of The Lord's Church: Part 6 Scriptural Path To Salvation

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Christ outlined the path to salvation at the end of Matthew and Mark. In Acts 2 Peter tells the people what they must do in order to be saved. The churches of Christ still follow that pattern today just as they faithfully follow all the commandments…

Why I Am A Member Of The Lord's Church Part 5 : Only One Creed

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I am a member of the church of Christ because it has the Bible as its only handbook with no other creeds but the one Jesus and His Apostles taught. Jesus said it is finished and the Apostles said not to add, subtract nor entertain anyone that would …

Why I Am A Member Of The Lord's Church Part 8: Is There A Rupture In Your Rapture?

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Premillennialism teaches that the Kingdom of Christ is not yet here and will be on this earth. Not according to scripture and not according to early church fathers. John, in his Revelation letter uses the Greek word for about as in about to happen. …

Why I Am A Member Of The Lord's Church Part 7: Faith Only?

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I their effort to reconcile the faith that saves us from the actions of faith many have come to the conclusion that Jesus requires no action from us to prove we have faith in Him. Jesus said that if we love Him we will keep His commandments. What ac…

Mind Adjustment

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Paul said we have to transform our minds. How do we do that?…

Famous Last Words

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The prophet Malachi predicted the coming of the Messiah and John and echoed some of the same complaints Jesus had with the religious elite. As the world looks forward to the celebration of Christmas next week this is great reminder of the benefits o…

Terms and Conditions

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God's promises are conditional upon our actions. Psalms 91:1-91:16…

Who Are You Thanking?

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We're thankful for many things, but who are we thanking? Romans Chapter 1:21ff…

Reaching Up, or Reaching Down

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The tower of Babel teaches us two important lessons. One is we can't reach God. God has to reach for us and show us the way. Secondly, we can't be God. Genesis Chapter 11. Let God be God and obey Him.…

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Life Lessons From The Bible