The Path to Heaven Is Paved With Generosity

The Path to Heaven Is Paved With Generosity

Luke 16:19-31 August, 6, 2017 I was shocked when I read that we are exposed to 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements each day, which includes brand labels, print ads, Facebook Ads, Google Ads, commercials, and billboards– anything that calls our attention to a product....
The Power of One

The Power of One

John 6:5-14 July 30, 2017 Hermann and Pauline practiced an old Jewish custom of taking in a needy religious scholar to share the Sabbath meal.  So each Thursday, 21-year-old Max Talmud enjoyed a meal with this couple.  In doing so, Max befriended their ten-year-old...
Look Up and See How Much You Matter to God

Look Up and See How Much You Matter to God

July 24, 2017 Colossians 1:15-23 When my younger son Ryan was eleven years old, we woke up at 3:30 on a very cold winter morning.  We dressed warmly and I prepared some hot chocolate.  I found some old blankets and we drove over to our friends’ house. Jacob and his...
What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

Psalms 77 July 16, 2017 When our son John was being recruited by the Marines, I met one of his recruiters in Albany, Georgia.  He discovered I was a pastor and he extended to me a unique invitation. He said, “Each year we take a group of educators to tour Parris...
Fish Bait Theology

Fish Bait Theology

July 9, 2017 Genesis 3:1-7 Dr. Michael Helms Growing up in the country, one of my favorite times of the summer occurred when the catalpa (kə-ˈtal-pə) sphinx moth laid eggs on the leaves of the catalpa trees. My grandfather had two catalpa trees in the cow pasture.  I...
When You Are Wounded

When You Are Wounded

Matthew 18:15-20 June 25, 2017 Two ladies from the same church used the same hair stylist.  Like so many of us, these ladies were creatures of habit.  Each had a standing appointment down at Barbara’s Boutique, one at 10:00 and the other at 10:30 every Saturday...