Our Wonderful Counselor: Mark John 10:1-21

When you hear the word “counselor,” what comes to your mind? The first thing I think of is a school counselor. I don’t know what school counselors were like in your world- or if you even knew any. But back in the day when I was in high school, they were all about trying to help you figure out what … Read More

What Jesus Taught About Giving: Mark 12:41-44

We are coming to the end of our 6 week series on what Jesus taught about money. We’ve done this because the financial climate right now is chaotic with inflation, stock market declines, real estate instability, gas prices skyrocketing, and now it seems like a lot of companies are laying people off. This is a critical time for us to … Read More

Joyful Anticipation: Luke 19:11-27

What are some of the things that you look forward to most? We tend to have our favorite holidays: such as Thanksgiving, Black Friday (if you call that a holiday!), Christmas, and New Years Eve. We look forward to cooler weather. We tend to anticipate weekends off to enjoy time off with friends and family. Hopefully we look forward to … Read More

Clever Manager: Luke 16:1-15

What would you do if you suddenly lost all your income? If you were let go from your job, your business failed, or all your retirement income dried up? Not a pleasant thought, right? Yet these are all possibilities, and unfortunately many of us have walked down these roads before. The logical first thing to do is to panic, right? … Read More

Financial Folly: Luke 12:13-21

Have you ever wondered what you’d do if you won the lottery? Even those of us that don’t play still often dream of what we’d do if we did. I’ve never played in my life, and yet I’ve still daydreamed about it on occasion. It seems like a question just begging to be asked when we read in the news … Read More

Winning the War Against Worry: Matthew 6:25-34

What do you worry about? Or if I could ask directly, what are you worried about right now? All kinds of surveys have been done over the years asking Americans what their top worries are, and one word consistently, overwhelmingly, tops the list. Can you guess what that one word is? I’ll give you a hint: it is what this … Read More

Investing Wisely: Matthew 6:19-24

Do you ever think much about investments? That often depends on where you are in life. Children have little to no income and their parents provide for them. Young adults are often hesitant to set money aside when the budget is tight and they are living paycheck to paycheck. They’re simply focused on paying the bills. As we get older … Read More

Motivation for Ministry: Acts 8:9-25

  I grew up in a Christian home, accepted Christ when I was 6 years old, was baptized at the age of 12… but most of the time I spent in church during my childhood was more out of duty than anything else. Mom and Dad made me go, and I didn’t want to make God angry, so I went. … Read More

Good News Desperately Needed: Acts 8:4-8, 26-40

Where were you on September 11, 2001? Most of us can vividly remember exactly where we were and what we are doing when we first heard the news of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. I was in my dorm room and after hearing commotion in the hall, I went next door just in time to watch the … Read More

Famous Last Words: Acts 6:8-8:3

Last Words are fascinating to study. We can learn a lot of profound wisdom from the final utterances of a person before they breathe their last here on this earth. We can also learn a lot about what the character of the person and what they valued in life… here are a few examples: Some last words make the person … Read More