on October 13th, 2019
As hard as we try to be careful to protect our personal information, many experts believe that most of our Social Security Numbers have been compromised. I experienced this reality recently when my own identity was stolen.
1st Principle of Interpretation
on October 6th, 2019
I once read a story of a Calendar that had a Bible verse written on it each day. As you turned the Calendar, each day gave you a new, inspirational Bible verse. One day the Calendar had the following verse on it, “I will give you everything if you fall down and worship me.” Matthew 4:9 Sounds good right?
on September 30th, 2019
Birds are amazing creatures! Right now, some of my favorite birds, the warblers, are getting ready to head south for the winter. While many people do the same, the trip is much more difficult, to say the least, for tiny little birds who have to fly, some of them, from Canada to South America.
on September 19th, 2019
There is a powerful song by Casting Crowns that has been playing on Christian radio lately. It is called, “Only Jesus.” I love the words because they remind me of what should be most important in my life. Here are just a few of the lyrics:
Happy Guatemala Day!
on September 15th, 2019
It really is a reason for us to celebrate as a congregation. Our team has been meeting for several months, and now, in less than a month, we’ll be IN Guatemala!!!
Guatemala Mission Trip Itinerary
on September 10th, 2019
We are finalizing our preparations for our Mission Trip to Guatemala, for the next 3 weeks we will be:
Principles of Interpretation
on September 8th, 2019
We are told in Luke 10:26, the Parable of the Good Samaritan, that a lawyer (someone who was well versed in the Old Testament laws and rituals) stands up to ask Jesus this question. Christ’s response instead asks a question that we also must answer. “How do you read it?”
I See You (Children in Church)
on September 5th, 2019
To all my fellow Dad’s and Mom’s with little ones out there in the pew. I see you.
Happy Labor Day
on September 1st, 2019
According to the U.S. Department of Labor website, Labor Day “constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
6th Chief Part
on August 25th, 2019
Six Chief Parts from Luther’s Small Catechism, that is what I said I would cover this summer through my Newsletter Articles, and now, here we are. The last one. The climax of the Catechism. The Lord’s Supper.
Easing into Ezekiel
on August 22nd, 2019
Easing into Ezekiel!For our Wednesday Bible Class this year (the 9:30 a.m. Bible Class), I’m writing a Bible Study on the Book of Ezekiel! It’s a book that doesn’t show up all that often in the lectionary readings. However, the Old Testament reading from Ezekiel 34:11-24 will indeed be used on September 15th, right after our Fall Bible Classes begin! So, we have a great opportunity to explore a Bo...
Run the Race
on August 18th, 2019
In 1992 when the Olympics were held in Barcelona, Spain, the world saw one of the greatest moments in Olympic history. Derek Redmond, a young man from Britain, had dreamed all his life of winning a gold medal in the 400-meter race. He had worked hard to get to the Olympics and his dream was within his reach. He was in the semi-finals and was running the race of his life. He could see the finish li...