Living Life Backward

Life is short. We do the same things over and over and over again in a world repeating...


In summer 2021 as we bridge the distant ‘back then’ with the not-so-sacred ‘now.’ This series of messages...


July 18, 2021
Do you think you're too broken to make an impact on someone else's life? The story of Paul...


July 4, 2021
The story of Deborah in the bible is one of audacious faith. About great confidence in a God...


July 25, 2021
Do you ever ask, 'God why aren't you listening? Why don't you do something? How come you allow...


July 11, 2021
Do you ever feel inadequate? In over your head? We've all been there. We have moments when we...

Part 2

May 23, 2021
There are lots of voices, some good and some dangerous. Have you decided which voice is going to...

Smile More, Talk Less

October 18, 2020
Listen. The ear is the Christ-followers primary sense organ. LISTENING to what God has said and is saying...

Know Your Why

November 22, 2020
Every duty or responsibility we have toward anyone or anything else, we have toward our God first and...


Some parts of the Bible are weird! Yes, the Scriptures are full strange stories and characters but in...


October 10, 2021
In a culture gripped by anxiety and fear about the future, Jesus presents a prescription for worry that...


October 24, 2021
Nobody is in a more danger from religion, than the religious, because religion is often toxic. Religion is...

Still Loved

October 31, 2021
We say all the time: ‘God is loving,’ ‘God is love.’ Yet, doesn’t the general tone and tenor...

A Toxic Combination

November 14, 2021
In the Christian community some see divorce as among the worst sins, the mark of failure, a pathway...

Help Is On The Way

November 21, 2021
Why doesn’t God fix the world that is and make it more like He intended to be –...


December 5, 2021
Past performance is the best indicator of future performance. When we wonder what God is up to and...

Doomsday Hope

December 12, 2021
What do we do with the religious sense that some people are ‘in’ and some are ‘out?’ The...


December 19, 2021
The grand narrative of the Bible is Good News, not bad. The story of the Bible is NOT...

Where It Really Begins

January 9, 2022
The Bible as we have it doesn’t begin in the beginning, the story of the Bible begins toward...

Where Ours Begins

January 16, 2022
If you’ve ever had questions about the Old Testament or been confused about why the God of the...

The Really Jewish Part

January 23, 2022
Everything you need to know about the Old Testament in one sermon. Maybe.

The Most Important Part

February 6, 2022
The Bible contains the ultimate ethic and is the guiding light for all Christian behavior, and in that...

The B-I-B-L-E

Knowing the Story OF the Bible In Order to Embrace The Story IN the Bible

Jonah Runs

February 13, 2022
It's never too late to stop running from God. In chapter 1 we see the first indicators of...

Jonah Prays

February 20, 2022
God is never more than one prayer away.

Jonah Whines

February 27, 2022
I love grace when God extends it to me. It's God extending it to certain others that most...

The Time Has Come

March 6, 2022
It’s possible to live every single day of your life with the assurance that God is near.

Uncomfortably Comfortable

March 13, 2022
Jesus was unlike the other rabbis. He ignored religious protocols. He claimed to be able to forgive sin....

Whitewashed Tombs

March 20, 2022
If you don’t like religious hypocrites, you have something in common with Jesus. He didn’t care for ‘em...

How to be Great

March 27, 2022
Anyone who wishes to live and lead like Jesus will need to learn to leverage power and resources...

In or Out?

April 3, 2022
Negotiating deteriorating faith. When things look bleak, don’t abandon your Savior...don’t abandon your Heavenly Father, even though it...

What is God Like

April 10, 2022
If you’ve ever wondered what God is really like, and found that hard to grapple with, there’s help:...

The Mindset

April 23, 2022
Repairing broken relationships hinges on our minds remaining open to restoration.

The Humility

April 30, 2022
Repairing broken relationships hinges on someone’s willingness to make the first move.

The First Step

May 7, 2022
Repairing broken relationships starts with sober, self-assessment.

The Art

May 14, 2022
Repairing broken relationships requires committing to the art of reconciliation.

Lives Well Lived

May 21, 2022
Never has there been more information available to tell us how to live well. Podcasts. Blogs. Self-help books....

The Battle of the Gods

May 28, 2022
God of the bible, is better than the god of thunder.

The Lie you live

June 4, 2022
Gospel belief should result in a new way of living. When it doesn’t, then what’s the point?

Make Grace Amazing Again

June 11, 2022
Transformation is only possible, through the Grace of Jesus, and the work of his spirit.

Psalm 42

July 9, 2022
The most helpful antidepressant is the faithfulness and goodness of God.

Psalm 121

July 23, 2022
Words to live by when you’re lonely and uncertain...

Psalm 139

August 20, 2022
God knows us, is with us, and His greatest gift is our ability to know and experience Him.

A Summer in the Psalms - Introduction

June 25, 2022
The Psalms are God’s words to us, and our words to God.

Psalm 23

July 2, 2022
There’s a path to peace and contentment, even in the face of darkness and difficulty.

Psalm 63

July 16, 2022
Relief doesn’t require problems to be solved, true relief comes from enduring hope in God’s ultimate salvation.

Psalm 51

July 30, 2022
A plea for mercy, forgiveness, and cleansing. Here’s how to reconnect to God and reorient a sinful heart.

Psalm 46

August 6, 2022
God’s power is complete and His ultimate victory certain.

Psalm 84

August 13, 2022
There’s no place like home. A spiritual home.

A Summer in the Psalms - Conclusion

August 27, 2022
The Psalms are God’s words to us, and our words to God.

Give Thanks

October 8, 2022
For centuries God’s people have been making memorials and acknowledging His blessing, protection, and provision. This is a...

Wise Doers

October 29, 2022
To hear God is to grasp Him speaking to us in Christ, by His Spirit, and through the...

Wise Words

November 19, 2022
Speech is the far frontier and fiercest opponent in our fight to subdue sin.

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

January 8, 2023
God helps those who ASK for help!

When Two or Three Gather, God Is There

January 15, 2023
Ruthlessly following Matthew 18 is crucial...most of the time. But there’s a possible downside to insisting that one...

God Will Not Give You More Than You Can Handle

January 22, 2023
God is not sitting around in heaven throwing afflictions and challenges our way to see how we do....

Money Is The Root Of All Evil

January 29, 2023
Money is not the root of ALL evil, but greed, love of money, CAN become evil if we...

This Too Shall Pass

February 5, 2023
We gotta be careful what we say to others and to ourselves. Some of what we face in...

Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin

February 12, 2023
We ought to love all people, and hate all sin...especially our own.


February 19, 2023
Hosea’s poetry reveals deep truths about God’s character and human nature. God’s ultimate purpose is to heal and...


February 26, 2023
There is a critical relationship between God’s justice and mercy. If God is good, He has to confront...


March 5, 2023
We cling to God’s proven character and promises when things are looking bleak!


March 12, 2023
It may look like the world is evil and out of control, but the promises of God remain....


March 19, 2023
Within the seemingly contradictory concepts of justice and love is found the future hope for our world.


March 26, 2023
Our choices matter. Our obedience to God (or lack thereof) makes a difference, and plays a role in...


April 2, 2023
God’s hopeful promises remain, even when our lives and the world around us are a wild ride. When...

I AM: The Bread of Life

April 16, 2023
None of us need look elsewhere for spiritual food, nourishment, and sustenance – Jesus is everything we need...Jesus...

I AM: The Light of the World

April 23, 2023
To follow Jesus means to believe in and trust Him, which leads to, as Jesus Himself said, light...

I AM: The Gate for the Sheep

April 30, 2023
Many of us spend our lives searching for exactly what Jesus offers – and all it takes is...

I AM: The Good Shepherd

May 7, 2023
Jesus is not only a door that welcomes us home, but He’s the One who leads (and doesn’t...

I AM: The Resurrection & the Life

May 14, 2023
Jesus is resurrection life – He brings life to the physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually dead!

I AM: The Way, the Truth, & the Life

May 21, 2023
Jesus does not simply teach the way or point the way; He IS the way. ‘The Way,’ was...

I AM: The True Vine

May 28, 2023
As the true vine, Jesus encourages us to “...live, remain, and make your home in Me.” This is...

Balaam: From Donkey to Doxology

July 9, 2023
A pagan seer for hire, a terrified king, and a talking donkey all point toward God’s promises being...

Jairus: A Synagogue Leader

August 13, 2023
A dad’s heart breaks for his dying little girl. Jesus responds with reassurance: ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’

Malkijah: The Dung Gate Guy

July 16, 2023
The seemingly small Kingdom contributions can sometimes make the biggest difference.

Bezalel: Artisan for the Ages

July 23, 2023
In a time of history that’s characterized by a lot of ugliness, a little-known Old Testament craftsman reminds...

Tabitha: A Life Worth Repeating

July 30, 2023
The people who missed Tabitha when she died say a lot about how she lived…a life of service...

Lydia: A Dealer in Purple Cloth

August 6, 2023
Lydia is one of several ‘nobodies’ who encounter Jesus in Acts 16. Their stories remind us that the...

The Daughters of Zelophehad

August 20, 2023
The infrastructure within many societies has not been good at supporting or empowering women. When change happens, it’s...

Josiah: You’ve Gotta Be (Kid)ding Me

July 2, 2023
A young king reminds us of the potential of the next generation and leads us to reflect on...

Judas: Not That One, the Other One

June 25, 2023
One of the lesser-known Judas' provides a lesson for us on the power of faithfulness.

Deeply Rooted...IN PRACTICE

November 26, 2023
A life built on practicing the way of Jesus is the best life. The world is made better...