Video: God Comforts His People

Video: God Comforts His People

View this post on Instagram Isaiah 49:13 says, “Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.” (NIV) Just wanted to share some thoughts on that,...
When Life is Hard, Keep Living It for God’s Glory

When Life is Hard, Keep Living It for God’s Glory

Every single time you wake up, your very life brings some measure of glory to God, showing off the wonder of his creative power. And while it’s awesome to take on enormous challenges and do monumental acts of kindness and bravery, sometimes all the strength you...
You Have to Have Hope to Cope

You Have to Have Hope to Cope

Pastor Rick Warren often says in his sermons, “You’ve gotta have hope to cope!” He said it so often that it’s stuck in my head, and in my low moments, it pops back up to the surface. He’s absolutely right. When I’ve been at my worst...
What to Do When Everything Around You is Falling Apart

What to Do When Everything Around You is Falling Apart

Sometimes, everything around you seems to be falling apart. The markets are down and retirement looks bleak… You can’t seem to communicate with your spouse… Recent news from the doctor has you shaken… Most people do one of two things in these...
7 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Jesus of Christmas

7 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Jesus of Christmas

Christmas is a special season. We set it aside to worship Jesus. And eat fudge, shop a lot, travel, shop some more, and go to parties. Did you know, the average American will spend 66 hours this year preparing for Christmas? I know. Inconceivable! And we’ll...
Remember This Christmas Season, There Is Always, Always Hope!

Remember This Christmas Season, There Is Always, Always Hope!

Always. ‘Tis the season of Advent – the celebration of the coming, the appearing of Jesus Christ. Advent consists of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, and Christmas Day. Traditionally, the Christian church has used the first two Sundays of Advent...
How to Go from "Poor Me" to "Praise God"

How to Go from "Poor Me" to "Praise God"

Difficulties are inevitable. Job, who suffered far more than most people will ever endure said, “People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.” (Job 5:7 NLT) You can’t control the weather, the stock market, or the decisions...
When the World Is In Chaos, Jesus Is Our Only Hope

When the World Is In Chaos, Jesus Is Our Only Hope

132 people, killed in Paris, France in multiple, coordinated terrorist attacks. 19 dead in Baghdad, Iraq, killed by a suicide bomber just six days after another 12 were killed in that city by multiple bombs. 43 dead in Beirut, Lebanon because of two suicide...

This Mess Called Marriage

Are you happily married? If you’re smart (and you’ve been married more than two years), you’ll realize that’s a question that depends on how things are going in the moment. Am I happily married? I am today – not sure about tomorrow. But I...
Christmas Sermon Series: GOOD TIMES

Christmas Sermon Series: GOOD TIMES

Note: Yes! Feel free to use anything you find here. Permission granted! These are tough times in many respects, but for the believer, they are also really good times in terms of some of the great opportunities God has brought our way. With our entering the holiday...

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