As we jumped into 2015, First Christian began a series called “Revolutions.” Resolutions focus on changing problems. Revolutions – old school disciplines – focus on changing patterns. In this series, I had a chance to preach on the discipline of study. Continue reading
In the month of November, First Christian delivered a series called “Thankful4,” and I had a chance to preach on one of the few things a Christian can ALWAYS be thankful for. Continue reading
I’ve had a fair share of injuries.
Nine broken bones, stitches, staples, sprains, etc. That’s what comes with a general attraction toward activities that seem to contain risk for personal injury. There is one benefit, though, that comes with a file that rivals Tim Taylor’s. One more and the hospital gives me a complimentary coffee cup.
No…that’s not the benefit I meant. The benefit to which I’m referring is that I’ve developed a pretty strong pain tolerance. I’ve learned to deal with higher concentrations of pain, and not allow pain to take me out of the game. Almost to a fault, actually. Continue reading
Love gets a lot of attention these days. Whether it’s making sure we understand that our pets are family, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, or even trying to give Love some love, we …love… to throw around the l-word.
And why not? There’s even some scriptural support for such love-love. Paul does seem to rate the three “Christian virtues” in 1 Corinthians 13:
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. – 1 Cor. 13:13 NIV (emphasis added)
That should about settle it. Paul says that faith, hope, and love might be up there – but love is tops.
Hope, on the other hand, seems to be trending down. Continue reading
Our summer series at First Christian dealt with the various “traps” that ensnare us, and how we can get free by God’s help. Continue reading
First Christian did an awesome series from Christmas to Easter called “HIStory,” all about the life and ministry of Jesus. Continue reading
God has been generous to us! Continue reading
Do you know we live in a culture that criticizes 7x more than encourages? Continue reading