May 17, 2009

How Love Acts and Reacts

Paul tells us how love acts and reacts. “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its...

April 05, 2009

God-Given Tools for Success

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor who had connections with the conspirators of Operation Valkyrie to assassinate Hitler. He was arrested and executed shortly before the end of WWII. He wrote The Cost of Discipleship...

March 29, 2009

What Comes First?

Mt. 6:33 I. Family a. Closest loved ones. God wants us to have healthy family relationships. After all, the home is his idea. b. But family does not take precedence – Gen. 22; Mt. 10:34-39;...

March 22, 2009

Moral Power

Text: Titus 2:11-14 I. Forgiven – 11 a. “For the grace of God has appeared…” b. The grace of God is a moral catalyst c. It is the grace of God that makes me worthy...

March 08, 2009

Real Intimacy

Authentic Relationships: Being Real in an Artificial World 1 Sam. 18:1-9 If we are to develop healthy relationships, what does true intimacy in a relationship look like? What are some of the behaviors that help...

March 07, 2009

What Happens When We Die?

“It is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment” (Heb. 9:27). Various Christians have asked me what exactly happens when we die? When people die, the spirit separates from the body...

January 24, 2009

How to Live Life

  When exactly does a person become a Christian? For Roman Catholics and some Protestants, infant baptism is part of the formula, and it’s validated later on in a rite called Confirmation. For most evangelicals,...

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