1. The Pure and Sure Word of God
    27 Jul, 2018
    The Pure and Sure Word of God
    The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Psalm 19:7-10 Maybe some of you remember Billy
  2. Truth Vs. Lies
    24 Jul, 2018
    Truth Vs. Lies
    You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44 As I think about this passage this morning, I can't help but see how it is striking for several reasons. First, these are the words of Jesus!  That's right.  Gentle Jesus, meek and mild said these words.
  3. Look at What's Inside
    23 Apr, 2018
    Look at What's Inside
    Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness.  So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.  Matthew 23:27 -28 In my sermon yesterday, I mentioned something that raised some eyebrows . . . and I want to take this opportunity to explain what I said a little further. I mentioned a comment of a pastor
  4. Life in the Truth
    10 Apr, 2018
    Life in the Truth
    The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth, because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:  Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son, in truth and love.  I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.  2 John 1-4 Go back and read the passage above again. I know you're probably
  5. God is True Even if Everyone Else is a Liar
    27 Mar, 2018
    God is True Even if Everyone Else is a Liar
    What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?  By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, "That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged."  Romans 3:3-4 One of the more frustrating things about being a pastor is being aware of how much untruth there is in our fallen world. Everywhere I turn there seem to be out and out lies, half-truths, exaggerations, loose statements, misinformation, and
  6. 3 Sides to Every Story - Yours, Mine, and the Truth
    06 Feb, 2018
    3 Sides to Every Story - Yours, Mine, and the Truth
    Then Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world-- to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice."  Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, "I find no guilt in him."  John 18:37-38 Back in my college days, the band Extreme released their album III Sides to Every Story.  The