It is one of the hardest things to do. When there is chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream in our freezer, it is nearly impossible. When U2 releases a new album, it basically IS impossible. What is it? Self-control. Patience. Two of the most difficult words in the English language. How many of you struggleContinue reading “Saying “NO!” to yourself”
Monthly Archives: August 2013
Follow-up to What does faithfulness to God look like in the middle class?
We had a gorgeous day Sunday morning for worship in the park! Afterwards the food and fellowship were great too. The only glaring omission was our weekly sermon discussion group… It is one of my favorite hours of the week. Over the last couple years since we started it, we’ve had conversations that have rangedContinue reading “Follow-up to What does faithfulness to God look like in the middle class?”
What does faithfulness to God look like in Middle Class America?
I’ll let you define whether or not you feel like you are Middle Class. When I use the word “Middle Class”, I’m referring to pretty much everyone that is a part of Faith Church. Not ultra-rich, but not in extreme poverty. So what does faithfulness look like in middle class America, when we are swampedContinue reading “What does faithfulness to God look like in Middle Class America?”
Follow-up to Flipping Out, Losing It, Going Off and other generally mean things
Remember the guy who confronted me when I was putting up door hangers? Read the beginning of the story here. When he approached me, at first I had to deal with the confusion of what was happening. It was one of those moments when I started looking around to see if there were other people,Continue reading “Follow-up to Flipping Out, Losing It, Going Off and other generally mean things”
Flipping out, Losing it, Going off, and other generally mean things
Sometimes people are hard to deal with. Six or seven years ago we had an outdoor concert in the grass field behind our church. Featuring our praise band playing on a flatbed trailer, it was something we had not done in recent years, and we were excited about it. A few days before the concert,Continue reading “Flipping out, Losing it, Going off, and other generally mean things”
Follow up to Joy & Peace (aka “resting in the liver”)
What an amazing Sunday! We got to celebrate with seven people as they were baptized, proclaiming their faith in Christ and their desire to be his disciples for life. That visual image of moving from death (under the water) to life (rising above the water) is so clear. Through those baptisms on Sunday we sawContinue reading “Follow up to Joy & Peace (aka “resting in the liver”)”
Resting in your liver
Joy and Peace. Two things we followers of Jesus are to be known for. And yet, how many of us don’t feel joy and peace? How about you? Are you feeling a lack of peace in your life? Not feeling joy? What we need to learn to do is to rest in our liver. Yeah,Continue reading “Resting in your liver”
Follow up to Favorite Love Song
In preparation for the sermon on Sunday, I asked the question on this blog, “What is your favorite love song?” There were so many great responses! We heard of another church that put together a whole bunch of love songs, made a fun medley out of it, and we played the video during the sermon.Continue reading “Follow up to Favorite Love Song”
What is your favorite love song?
I’m excited because tomorrow we start a new teaching series on the Fruit of the Spirit. Last week at Vacation Bible School we studied the Fruit of the Spirit, so we thought it would be cool to keep the study going. First up is love! Love is all over our culture. This afternoon, if youContinue reading “What is your favorite love song?”