“…on this rock I will build my church…” Matthew 16:18b esv Recently the Flying Scotsman sent me some statistics as to why people start attending a particular church. Apparently there are four primary reasons: advertising, a friend invited them, an outreach program, or the pastor invited them. Please note that the Holy Spirit is assumed […]Read More 2019.09.17 – The Best Advertising Ever!!!
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 1 Peter 3:8 biblegateway.com The other day I went to the store with a list. It had specific items I needed to purchase, and I walked through the store checking them off. They were in different isles […]Read More Something to Think About #13
This post actually contains two parts: the before and after… (Before) Captain’s log: Stardate 2019.09.06. This Sunday I will begin teaching a Sunday school class for the senior high youth. This is the first time I will be consistently working with teens in 20 years. The last time I worked with youth over an extended […]Read More 2019.09.10 – It’s Been Such A Long Time…
The Flying Scotsman strikes again!!Read More Captain’s Log Supplemental (2019.09.09)
Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. John 14:23 esv biblegateway 14:23 This is no guilt trip. This not Jesus saying that if you follow my directions you will get a prize. […]Read More Something to Think About #12
Then Job’s wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive disaster?* In all this Job did not sin with his lips. Job […]Read More 2019.09.03 – When Things Don’t Go as Planned.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God… Ephesians 2:19 esv biblegateway.com So I just finished a sermon series using various aspects of Star Trek as sermon illustrations, and would you believe I not even once used the concept […]Read More Something to Think About #11