1. Bearing Fruit in Season
    07 Jan, 2019
    Bearing Fruit in Season
    Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.  He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.  Psalm 1:1-3 How many of you know that January 6th is Apple Tree Day? I didn't know until yesterday. I have to admit, I thought it
  2. Purify Yourself
    30 Aug, 2017
    Purify Yourself
    Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 7:1 Many of us are doers. When we don't know how to get a job done, we like to be told, "This is what you should do." In fact, one of the more consistent complaints I hear about preachers in general (not me, of course!  Insert winking emoji here) is that the sermon is all abstract concepts and theological exposition but
  3. Promises
    02 Aug, 2017
    For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.  2 Corinthians 1:20 Anybody remember that song in the early 80's by Naked Eyes? No, not "Always Something There to Remind Me".   The other one. The song I'm thinking of is "Promises, Promises".  In case you don't remember (or in case you've never heard of Naked Eyes and their songs) here are some the lyrics of that song . . . You made me promises, promises You knew
  4. What God Says is Reliable
    02 Feb, 2016
    What God Says is Reliable
    God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Numbers 23:19  Today is Groundhog's Day - a somewhat bizarre tradition in which a large rodent in Pennsylvania supposedly predicts what the weather will be like for the next 6 weeks. Ok, that was a little harsh.  Let’s try that again . . . Today is Groundhog’s Day, and according to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil up in