Letting Go of Worry

Letting Go of Worry

Matthew 6:25-34 April 8, 2018 This morning, instead of looking inside the empty tomb, I want you to look somewhere else, like your wallet.   For all I know, it might be empty as well. Some of you are thinking, “I was just starting to like this church.” This isn’t a...
Is Life After Death a Fairytale?

Is Life After Death a Fairytale?

1 Cor. 15:35-42 Recently, Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous scientist died at age 76.  Hawking was diagnosed with ALS at age 21 and was one of the world’s oldest survivors with this devastating disease.  He was able to move only a couple of fingers and he could...
This Is How People Know You Are a Disciple

This Is How People Know You Are a Disciple

For most of us, the thought of washing someone’s feet is repulsive unless it is someone we know really, really well and even then we are not very willing. A few years ago, I served as the camp pastor at a youth camp at Ricks Institute, which is sixteen miles outside...
What is Your M.I.T?

What is Your M.I.T?

Matt. 6:19-34 March 25, 2018 Back in my youth minister years, some Sunday evenings the teenagers would show up for a field trip. I did not tell them ahead of time where we were going.   Each field trip was a surprise and each destination served a teaching purpose. One...
And When You Pray

And When You Pray

Matthew 6:5-15 March 18, 2018 The Gospel of Matthew was written about 30 years after Jesus preached to a large group of people on hillside in Galilee.  It’s not likely Matthew remembered the exact sequence of Jesus’ teachings.  It’s not likely Jesus left him a copy of...