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June 22nd 2017
This morning I woke up at 4:30 and began to think about and pray for General Assembly. I am not going but I will be following along via the General Assembly website with live stream and other resources: http://ga2017.com. I have read the many resolutions and am praying for the discussions about several of them. I thankful to be part of a church that is committed to remaining true to t
June 15th 2017
This morning on my ride I listened to the book of Philippians a couple times. It is helpful to read or listen to an entire book in one sitting (and pedaling). It gives an overall perspective. There were many points that stood out to me. In 1:6 Paul says to the Philippians, whom he had a special love for, “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on t
June 13th 2017
The day after board meeting I try to take the morning to be alone, ride my bike to pray, think and get God's plan for moving ahead. I'm thankful for a unified board that is determined to move ahead. The attitude from last night was "Let's go, step out in faith." It is interesting that my Bible reading this morning was about Noah spending what would be a modern lifetime building the Ark. He was ridiculed by others and he certai
June 12th 2017
This is the translation of 1 Thessalonians 1:8 in The Message. My sermon yesterday was aimed at the graduates. I believe they are the answer to the dilemma our world is in. God is calling them to change the world. God has a plan for every graduate. Our graduates have degrees in nutrition, business, biochemistry, deaf education, others have different degrees. These are all tools God is giving them to change the world. The popular definition that has be
June 7th 2017
Jesus was constantly butting heads with the religious leaders. His harshest words were to the religious leaders. It is important that as a religious leader I pay close attention to Jesus’ criticism because his words apply to me more than I care to admit. Listen to him speak in John 5:39-40, “You search the Scriptures, because you think you will find eternal life in them. The Scriptures tell about me, but you re
June 2nd 2017
I have been enjoying all the graduation pics and posts. Graduation is an exciting time for young people. For parents it is exciting but also sad. Graduation marks an end to a season in life. Graduation is one of many season markers, others are College graduation, marriage, kids, the loss of parents, retirement and ithe loss of a spouse. The end of one season always marks the beginning of another season. Ecclesiast
May 27th 2017
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May 23rd 2017
n Luke chapter five we read the story of Jesus healing a man suffering with leprosy. It was a terrible disease physically, but also in every other way. If you had leprosy, you had to withdraw from your family and society because you were contagious. You couldn’t have contact with your family, you couldn’t go to worship and you couldn’t go to work. Jesus had compassion on him and told him he wanted to heal him and he
May 18th 2017
I was reminded this morning of the story of Elijah and the widow at Zarephath. Elijah was sent by God to a widow who was very poor; God instructed Elijah to ask her for some food. The widow was down to her last meal. There was no more food. Elijah gave her God’s promise that she and her son would have plenty of food, but she had to prepare a meal for Elijah first. I would have been very uncomfortable asking a widow f
May 15th 2017
I am sure you celebrated mothers and all women yesterday like we did at Northside. It is a good thing to honor mothers on Mother’s Day. It is a better thing to honor women every day. It is amazing to me that there are men, cultures and systems that treat women as second class citizens. It is very disheartening that the Word of God has been used to justify this ungodly practice. Let me take you back to the beginning when Adam and Eve