I am working on a sermon that includes a few lines from a well-known hymn, “Come Thou Font of Every Blessing” I spent some time reading about the history of the author as well as the history of the song. Here is the song for you to enjoy.
As a people the United States is soaked in the blood of innocent children, this is a stain that will not easily be washed clean. No amount of shine new gadgets, no amount of obtuse words about reproductive health will be able to scrub this scarlet letter from our chest. This year more than 60,000 babies have been murdered in their mothers womb.
Your teens are being encouraged to look and act a certain way, they feel constantly judged and measured as if there is a mirror that follows them around and at any moment that mirror will post pictures to instagram.
Preached on Dec, 31, 2017 When we look at the grand narrative of the Bible, the coming of Christ is a high point for us. But to appreciate how high of a point it is we must go to the lowest point. When we read the Bible we can think of it as a meta... Continue Reading →
The first words of the most famous book ever written. Genesis chapter 1. First, we see that God created. He created all things. Everything God created He gave a purpose to. In vs 11 God created the earth to sprout vegetation. God created lights and darkness and He called it good. Creation provides a backdrop... Continue Reading →
An aftershock is a smaller earthquake that occurs after a previous large earthquake, in the same area of the main shock. If an aftershock is larger than the main shock, the aftershock is redesignated as the main shock and the original main shock is redesignated as a foreshock. -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aftershock I can rightly say that my... Continue Reading →
Definition of thankful: conscious of benefit received Definition of grateful: appreciative of benefits received You may look at me and say; “Aww semantics!” I hear you however words have meanings. If we are only conscious of the benefits received how does that benefit us? Whereas appreciative that leads to action. Appreciative is having or showing appreciation. This thanksgiving you should... Continue Reading →
Paul uses Colossians to express the primary theme of the Kingdom of Jesus (1:13). Using this theme as the starting point one can see that most of the analogies and words used by Paul retain a tone of setting apart. This theme is not unlike that of Jesus and His use of The Kingdom of God (Mark 1:15)