1. The Wages of Sin, The Gift of Life
    27 Oct, 2017
    The Wages of Sin, The Gift of Life
    ​ For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 All my life I've been working at a job. The job isn't great. I'm basically at it 24/7. There are no vacation days. I'm promised lots of wonderful things, but they are never delivered. And the pay isn't good either. In fact this job really stinks, and yet I find myself continually on the clock.  If you haven't guessed yet, the "job" I'm talking about is that of a sinner. As a sinner I
  2. Paid With Death . . . Salvation for Free
    17 Jul, 2017
    Paid With Death . . . Salvation for Free
    For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 Monday mornings are notorious for being blah days for so many people.  Most of the time it has to do with going back to work after having a few days off.  Add to the Monday blahdom a gray, rainy, overcast day, and you've got a perfect recipe for not-wanting-to-go-to-work-itis. That's very rarely the case for me, however.  I have to admit, I usually love Mondays.  In fact most days I
  3. The King that is Better than Prince
    22 Apr, 2016
    The King that is Better than Prince
    He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end. Luke 1:32-33 By now you've probably heard that Prince is dead. Anyone who is even slightly familiar with pop music knows at least a few Prince songs . . . Little Red Corvette, 1999, Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Kiss, Raspberry Beret, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.  He
  4. The Last Enemy to be Destroyed is Death
    04 Apr, 2016
    The Last Enemy to be Destroyed is Death
    For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.  The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 1 Corinthians 15:25-26 My wife's mother died last week. As a pastor I've conducted plenty of funerals.  I've attended even more.  Seeing the impact of death is never easy. But because death has hit closer to home, the effect has been more momentous. I've thought more deeply about life and death, relationships and family, faith and the future this past week than I have in a long,