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Season of Commitment – Sermon Summary   1 comment

Deuteronomy 26:1-11

The Season of Lent is a season of commitment.  It is a time to devote ourselves to spiritual disciplines in order to draw nearer to our Lord.  There are many such spiritual disciplines including prayer & meditation, Bible study, etc., but today I want to focus on the act of worship known as giving.

Why give to the church? Read the rest of this entry »

Double Vision   Leave a comment

“They killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes.  Then they put out his eyes, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon,” 2 Kings 25:7, NIV.

That may not be a passage used in many devotional thoughts, but sometimes reading more helps bring things to light.  This was part of the story about King Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians overtaking Jerusalem.  What we are also told in 2 Chronicles 36 is that Zedekiah was not a ruler who had followed after God, choosing evil as a lifestyle.  Was this his punishment from the Lord?  Notice the great humiliation of the deed. Read the rest of this entry »

Line in the Sand – Sermon Summary   Leave a comment

1 John 3:1-7.

Not the easiest text to tackle, but breaking it down one verse at a time helps. Read the rest of this entry »

Reminders   Leave a comment

The other day I made myself a Peanut Butter and Banana sandwich for lunch.  It reminded me of Elvis, and how I always used to make fun of the various things he ate.  For some reason, that reminded me of things that remind me of other things.  Some are goofy, some are serious, some are happy and others not; but regardless, I find it interesting to know that some things remind us of other things.  For example… Read the rest of this entry »

A Servant’s Love – Sermon Summary   Leave a comment

John 12:20-33.

If you just glance at this passage, you could conclude that the Greeks who wanted to approach Jesus never received an answer to their request.  I think otherwise.  Another feature in this passage is Jesus’ declaration of the time finally being at hand.  How many other times in reading the Gospels have we heard Him declare that His time had “not yet” come?

Scripture was about to be fulfilled.  There was only one way for this to happen. Read the rest of this entry »