Thank you for making Me a priority

Psalm 128 is one of the songs of ascents. 

It is one of the psalms pilgrims sang as they approached Jerusalem during one of the three required feasts. 

This psalm promises blessings to the people of God for their faithfulness. 

God is saying in this psalm:  Thank you for making me a priority. I will bless you! 

This Sunday we will unpack these blessings.




Encounters With Jesus: The Desperate Widow

How do we maintain our faith when there is little to encourage us? 

Jesus tells a story in Luke 18 about a widow had no options but to be persistent about her plight in court. 

None of us is weaker than this widow. 

None of us is facing the odds she did, and yet, her persistence produced a favorable result. 

Luke 18 is about the role of prayer and how it bolsters our belief that God will intervene on our behalf. 

Encounters With Jesus: The Older Brother

Why did Jesus tell the story of the Prodigal Son?

There are many lessons, but within the context of Luke 15, His audience was primarily the hard-nosed rabbis who had little regard for outsiders. 

This Sunday, Encounters With Jesus:  The Older Brother will focus on why he was so unwilling to celebrate the return of his rebellious brother. 



40 Years

This Sunday I will be reflecting what the past 40 years of ministry has revealed to me. 

What was the world like in 1975 and what have been the surprises over these four decades.










Jesus was claiming to be the Messiah and even more by claiming He was Yahweh in the flesh. 

In Matthew 16 Jesus gathered His disciples and wanted their assessment on His claims. 

Peter spoke up and made history with his confession of faith. 

Centuries have passed and we are pressed to make that same confession to a culture that disbelieves. 

Part of our profession is defending Jesus’ definition of Who He is.  We cannot afford to allow anyone to redefine who He is.  This Sunday, our next encounter is Peter, who led the way in defending His definition.    

The Unjust Steward

This Sunday a very unusual story given by Jesus.  Luke 16 records the parable of The Unjust Steward

At first pass it appears that our Lord is commending the acts of a wicked man. 

On closer examination, Jesus uses the unrighteous steward to teach those in His Kingdom some valuable lessons.












If The End Is Near… II

This Sunday we continue, If The End Is Near as we examine the words of I Peter 4:7-11. 

What should be our response if we believe we are approaching the end? 

How do we prepare ourselves, and what does it look like? 

The end game requires some thought and action. 

Peter reminds us that we must take our eyes off the drama in the world and focus on His return.

If The End Is Near…

On the 11th month, 11th day, and the 11th hour in 1918, WWI was to officially end. 

The deal was signed six hours earlier, but was take effort late morning, and yet, some of the fiercest fighting of war was waged in those last hours. 

Why?  Soldiers were not ready for the end, and for peace. 

We know the end of all things will come, and some believe there are signs today, so are we ready for then end and peace? 

This Sunday, If The End Is Near…

What Aquila and Priscilla Teach Us

This Sunday, What Aquila and Priscilla Teach Us

How do we handle circumstances for which we did not plan? 

We plot our paths, but there are many surprises along the way.  Some of them are quite painful. 

Acts 18 reveals a story about a couple who were dealt a bad hand, but handled it with Christian grace. 



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