Let it be to Me According to Your Word

Vanessa and I want to wish each of you a very merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.  We are so grateful to you for your support and encouragement.  As we wrap up our fourth year as your pastor I’m filled with gratitude for the honor it is to shepherd you.  I’m keenly aware that we

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Don’t You Know?

What keeps us from sin?  Some are very concerned that we need the Law or at least some Christian rules and principles to keep us from sinning.  The scripture, however, tells us that the Law only produces more sin.  It is the grace of God that teaches us to deny ungodliness and the goodness of

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What Shall We Say Then?

As I was sitting on a plane coming back from Asia and our work among the people afflicted with leprosy, the guy next to me started up a conversation.  We talked about what we had been doing in Asia.  He said, “Oh, you must be very religious.”  I answered, “I sure hope not.”  That took

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Letting Grace Reign

Why is it so hard for us to own our own junk?  Could it be it’s tied to our need to be perceived as successful in the eyes of those around us?  We use titles and possessions to impress people, maybe even ourselves with our successes.  We love checklists and measurements so we can compare

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Made Righteous

This Thursday is Thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for.  My biggest blessings are my wonderful family and church.  Thank you for all of your support and encouragement.  If you’re traveling this week, please be safe.  Take some time to count your blessing and give thanks to the Lord for those around you who enrich

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