Don’t Worry – Be Happy!

by

John 14:1-6  Remember the song from several years back, “Don’t worry. Be happy”? It is a nice thought. We are a culture that worries a lot, and of course, most of us want to be happy! But simply singing that happy little song isn’t enough when life throws us curve balls. Is there a better […]

They’ll Know We Are Christians…

by

John 13:21-38  I remember as a young person singing the then-popular chorus, “And they’ll know we are Christians by our love.” Some of you reading this now have the song stuck in your brain (You’re welcome). What do you think – is it true? And the answer is….

Clean Feet, Round 2

by

John 13:1-21  The kids love to play with the water hose and the sprinkler in the front yard. But, as all good things must come to an end, so too, must playing in the sprinkler. No matter how careful they were when they were done, they’d have grass or mud on their feet by the […]

Clean Feet, Round 1

by

John 13:1-21  The scene changes. For 3 years or more, Jesus has walked the countryside of Israel. Antagonism towards Him by the Pharisees reached fever pitch. Now, with only a few hours left with His disciples, what would he do? He first reminds them about true leadership.

Looking Back, Looking Forward

by

Hebrews 12:1-3  Another year has come and gone. Another New Year’s Day is upon us. Have you stopped to look back at what God has done in and through you this last year? What would you like God to do this next year?

Telling The Story

by

Luke 1:3-2:38  I’ve read a few “page turners” in the past. The story gripped me enough that I kept saying, “just one more chapter… just one more chapter.” Before I knew it, the day was over, and I had finished the book! But then if someone asked me about the book, it wouldn’t be enough to […]

Mary’s Song

by

Luke 1:46-55  Have you ever been so excited you just wanted to shout for joy? In less than a week, our two oldest children will be coming home and we are so excited to see them, we might just shout for joy when they come in. Christmas gives us many reasons to be joyful, after […]

What’s In A Name?

by

Matthew 1:1-16  Some people are fascinated with their personal genealogy. Who are their ancestors? Where did they live? What did they do? Of course, many of us hope our genealogy reveals someone famous in our past. Sometimes, though, we’re surprised with a stinker or two in our past! Matthew starts with a section that I’ll bet most of […]

In The Light

by

John 12:34-50  Christmas lights are popping up all over. I saw a story on the news of a home with so many lights and such loud music that the neighbors complained! And many of you know about Clark Griswald’s lights on HIS home! I enjoy Christmas lights (on other people’s homes), but Christmas is less […]