After a week off from blogging, I'm back! I preached a sermon on Sunday that I am still thinking about because God's Word convicted me and confronted me with this question: If I truly believe in the resurrection, then why am I not taking more risks for the sake of God's Kingdom? The thesis of … Continue reading How Brave are You?
The other day I was buying something at a convenience store that came to a total of $1.69. The only cash I had on me was a $10 bill, which I used to pay for my snacks. But when the cashier counted out the change to me, he inadvertently gave me change for $20.00. After … Continue reading “Oh, an honest man.”
At Alameda Church of Christ, we are in a sermon series called "Living the Good News" in which we are learning how to share the gospel from the events of the gospel themselves. So far... From the announcement about Jesus' birth we learned that one of the best ways to share the gospel is to … Continue reading Sunday’s Sermon Notes
Each Friday I share five recommendations for you to check out. Today, I want to recommend 5 passages of Scripture that will help you navigate the current climate in our society in a positive and productive way while, at the same time, helping you share the light of Jesus Christ into the darkness of today's … Continue reading Five on Friday
Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly recently sent a letter to his baseball team encouraging them to think about "the little things" before they show up for spring training. His letter contains some important lessons for anyone who is wanting to succeed in sports, business, leadership, and even relationships. But first, here's the letter: Now, here … Continue reading It’s The Little Things
Here's five things that are worth a look... Book In my Sunday Bible class, we recently discussed the passages of violence in the Old Testament that lead many skeptics and atheists to claim that God commands genocide and condones war and violence. That's obviously not the case, as Dr. Paul Copan demonstrates in his book … Continue reading Five on Friday
Negativity surrounds us, and it seems to be growing everyday. But that's the nature of negativity. Bobby Darnell once said, "Negativity is cannibalistic. The more you feed it, the bigger and stronger it grows." To which Shirley MacLaine added, "Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power." Unfortunately, the negativity that runs amok in … Continue reading 8 Ways to Stay Positive