Memorial Day

Hebrews 12: 1-2: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy [...]

Be Holy

So much of who we are, who we think we are, or what we think others think of us determines most of our behaviors.  Many of societal problems today stem from those three statements.  It could be anorexia, bulimia, suicide, unwanted pregnancies, abortion, bullying, Facebook or Instagram bullying are in response to how we view [...]

Is it All Vanity?

When you get to the end of your life, what is the most important thing you will look back at and remember?  Your wealth is rotted away.  Your clothes are moth-eaten.  Your gold and silver is corroded?  It all is a testimony against you (James 5).  You thought you were saving up for your last [...]

Psalm 103

Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all my being, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all his benefits. For as the heavens are high above the earth, So surpassing is his kindness toward those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west, So [...]

Paul at Ephesus

The church at Ephesus loved Paul and they didn't want him to leave.  Paul gives them a farewell speech that is encouraging and distressing. To the Pastors at Ephesus: Keep watch over your flock and yourselves. You were appointed by God to tend the flock. Savage wolves (men from this very congregation) will rise up, [...]