What happens when you worry?

“Do not worry about your life.” Do you know who said those words? It wasn’t Mother Theresa, Gandhi, Plato, or Socrates. It was Jesus. God himself tells us not to worry. It’s one thing when your parent, your friend, or your coworker tells you not …

sermon on money

Is Money your Master?

Have you ever made a dumb decision with money? I thought so. Me, too. The crazy thing is this: I will go out of my way to pick up a dime on a sticky floor, but I don’t think twice about blowing $10 on a …

What Were We Thinking!

Have you ever made a decision that seemed like a great idea in the moment, but afterwards you wondered, “What was I thinking?”  Like the time you signed up to chaperone the youth lock-in. Or the time you volunteered to make 200 cookies for the …

am I a genuine follower of Jesus

Am I a genuine follower of Jesus?

Am I a genuine follower of Jesus Christ? It’s a pretty important question don’t you think? The answer to this question is literally life or death. Jesus often taught in parables (familiar stories that revealed unfamiliar truths) in ways that helped us grasp seemingly difficult …

what does unbelief do

What does unbelief do?

Jesus can do anything, right? In Mark 6, there is a very fascinating verse about something Jesus could not do. “He could do no miracle there…” Mark 6:5a Jesus and the disciples were in Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth. The people there did not (or could …

i can't understand the Bible

What if I can’t understand the Bible?

There are moments when you hear or read things that don’t make one ounce of sense. Your eyebrows raise, your face squints, and with a puzzled look you ponder, “Do what??” Here are a few puzzling statements made publicly by politicians from both sides of …

New Year

Want to Prosper in 2019?

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is just a few days away. Wasn’t Halloween just a couple of weeks ago!?  Time feels like it moves much faster at the end of the year. You blink and the next thing you know a new year is …