God Will Use This for Good

God Will Use This for Good

Joseph, eleventh son of Jacob, had a dream that his brothers and parents would someday bow before him. So Joseph shared his dream with his ten older brothers. Their disdain for their youngest sibling grew to the point of wanting to kill him, but his brother Reuben...
The Very First Thing God Did for Mankind

The Very First Thing God Did for Mankind

God made it all. The sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the universe and everything in it. He made it all, and he made it all good. When God was finished constructing an ideal home for his prized creation, he crowned his work with the creation of mankind. Humanity....
God Sees and Hears. Even Sex Slaves.

God Sees and Hears. Even Sex Slaves.

We like to sanitize Bible stories, especially when they revolve around people we consider “heroes of the faith.” Like Abraham. This guy said “yes” to God’s calling to leave everything familiar without having a clue where God was taking...
That Time God Told a Man to Kill His Only Son

That Time God Told a Man to Kill His Only Son

Our culture has bought into this strange notion that we are ever-evolving in our enlightenment and everyone who is old and dead is dumb. Everything we thought pre-Elvis is primitive and ignorant. So ancient story about God visiting an old man named Abraham and...
Why Is Silence So Awkward, Anyway?

Why Is Silence So Awkward, Anyway?

Yesterday I preached the introductory sermon of a new series about hearing from God. I started the message by being purposefully, awkwardly silent for about twelve seconds. It was painful! My purpose was to illustrate the findings of a research project reported on...

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