Discerning Good and Evil

September 28, 2016

What could be easier than telling the difference between good and evil? Apparently it isn't as easy as it sounds or we wouldn't have so many people in this election convinced the other party's candidate is not only wrong, but evil. This kind of confusion isn't new; some people in the Bible couldn't tell the difference between Jesus and the devil.


Aug 14: Forgiven and Healed

August 16, 2016

One of the most humorous - and most profound - episodes in the life of Jesus involves the paralyzed man lowered through the roof by his friends into the home where Jesus was speaking. 


July 31: Evil Spirits and Mental Health

August 1, 2016

What happens when the goodness of Jesus encounters the evil and craziness of the world? (1 Samuel 16:14-23, Mark 1:16-28, Romans 12:21)


July 24: Starting Small

July 26, 2016

If Jesus wanted to turn the world upside down, he could hardly have chosen a less likely group of disciples to carry out his mission. He chose ordinary people and helped them do extraordinary things; he still does the same thing today. 


July 17: False Choices, True Peace

July 21, 2016

What do you say to 170 visitors at your church for a worship service, especially when nearly 100 of them are high school seniors presenting special music? Here's what I felt God was leading me to say.


July 3: It’s Time to Turn Around

July 7, 2016

Jesus came with a clear message: If you don't want to miss what God is doing, it's time to turn around!


June 5: Weeds among the Wheat

June 30, 2016

The church may be the strangest organization in the world: those who are convinced they belong often don't, and those who are convinced they don't belong often do.


June 26: The Devil Strikes Out

June 28, 2016

Political success generally comes from making a deal with the devil. Jesus chose a different path.


June 19: A Baptismal Launch

June 20, 2016

Sunday was a great day - with a baptismal surprise!


June 12: Yearning for a Better World

June 15, 2016

This begins a new sermon series telling the story of Jesus as the Bible tells it and not as so many churches do.