The Dirty Seven and the Church 2 – Haughty Eyes

We are continuing a series of how people perceive the church and using Proverbs 6:16-19 (7 Deadly Sins) as a framework for our discussion. 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked … Continue reading The Dirty Seven and the Church 2 – Haughty Eyes

Finding Balance

I was in the airport in Las Vegas when  a man walked by talking to another gentleman and said these words: "We got to ride on a train and see some poverty. It was fun to see what it was like." My initial reaction to this man was disdain because since when does viewing people … Continue reading Finding Balance

Silencing the Haters

Last night the youth group and I had an excellent period of worship at our monthly teen devotional.  I directed our thoughts from Philippians 1:27-30 and it seemed to be a good grounding point for the challenging next few weeks for the teenagers.  The Philippian church was not without her faults as apparently there were … Continue reading Silencing the Haters

Pressing On – Prelude to a Sermon

My wife made fun of me when we first watched the Transformers movie that came out in 2007.  Why?  In the scene where all of the autobots came from space and then met, I started getting chills.  She did not notice it at the time but I knew what was about to happen...In came this … Continue reading Pressing On – Prelude to a Sermon