Gifts? What Gifts?

I ran across a devotional this morning that brought to light how many people think if God gives them a gift of the Spirit, it’s a talent completely developed. That it’s neatly labeled, and tied with a shining red ribbon. If they don’t, then they proclaim, they aren’t “my gifts.” It’s like the man that …

SHINE!

It's taken me awhile to dive into writing this blog post. When I look at my notes from Sunday morning I see so much information it's difficult to know where to start. But I do want to focus on the gospel because that's what this series is all about. You can check out the other …

What Is The Gospel?

I have grown up in the church, but I feel there is so much I didn't understand until I was older. Maybe I just didn't really listen when I was younger. I had heard the term "gospel" often, but didn't really equate it with the life of Jesus until I was well, older. You've probably …

What Is Truth?

I try to listen to our sermons on Sunday with an open mind. Our pastor has a way of getting my attention that makes me really pay attention to what he has to say before I pass judgment. This morning he asked up to open our minds and hearts and to be patient with him …

Justice Or Grace?

It seems that we all want justice. But from what perspective? We each think of justice as being something different depending on how we look at the situation. Our sermon today was from John 21: 7-9, 15-19. Most of you will remember what Simon Peter did when Jesus was condemned to be crucified. So a …