How Jesus invites us to be like Olympic athletes

Are you excited for the Olympics in Rio this summer?   Already you have probably been hearing about athletes who are training for the summer Olympics in Rio. I am really looking forward to the Olympics, as I always enjoy watching the competition. It is awesome to see what these athletes can accomplish, and it isContinue reading “How Jesus invites us to be like Olympic athletes”

How to change a foul mouth to a good one – Luke 6:43-45

Do you have a foul mouth? Has it ever gotten you into trouble? Have you wished you could change? In our ongoing study of Luke, this past Sunday we looked at Luke 6:43-45 where Jesus mentions “out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks”. All of us have times when we have allowedContinue reading “How to change a foul mouth to a good one – Luke 6:43-45”

How to grow as a disciple of Jesus in an already busy world – 1st Corinthians 15:58

Last week I introduced Sunday’s sermon on 1st Corinthians 15:58 by asking what we do if we want to serve God more, but our lives are so busy.  Out of that question comes another one: isn’t okay to just believe in Jesus, or do we need to be radicals? 1st Corinthians 15:58 closes out aContinue reading “How to grow as a disciple of Jesus in an already busy world – 1st Corinthians 15:58”

Going deeper with Jesus, and other phrases that make you think “blah, blah, blah.”

“Going deeper with Christ.” How many times have you heard that?  A billion? “More passion for Christ!  More intimate relationship with Jesus!” Blah, blah, blah.  We’ve heard it over and over… Any of you hear that phrase “going deeper” and tune out because you’ve heard it so many times, and you’re just not sure whatContinue reading “Going deeper with Jesus, and other phrases that make you think “blah, blah, blah.””

Is something wrong if you are not making disciples?

Have you ever made a disciple?  By “making disciples”, I don’t mean disciples of yourself, but instead I mean disciples of Jesus.  Have you ever helped a person grow closer to Jesus, be more committed to him? Jesus said the he would make his disciples “fishers of men.”  Essentially, he was saying that he wouldContinue reading “Is something wrong if you are not making disciples?”