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July 21, 2024 - The Shirt Off Your Back

THE SHIRT OFF YOUR BACK:  In this speech of Jesus, we get 5 of his core teachings.  When we follow these teachings, it separates us from the animals.  Turning from being self-centered to Christ-centered is our calling.
1.        Your job is to be true, not popular.

2.        Love your enemies.

3.        Treat people the way you want to be treated.

4.        No criticizing the faults of others.

5.        Generosity begets generosity.

 
July 14, 2024 - Only Sinners Accepted

ONLY SINNERS ACCEPTED:  Jesus accepted the marginalized and freely associated with them.  Those who can’t accept the marginalized are outside of his blessings while those who freely admit their sins are recipients of his blessings.

 
July 7, 2024 - Cafeteria Christianity

CAFETERIA CHRISTIANITY:  Sometimes we only want to follow certain teachings of the Bible without applying all of it.  We can’t follow all of the commandments. Jesus tells us what is most important.  What a relief!

 
June 23, 2024 - Sheep and Goats

SHEEP AND GOATS:  God blesses us when we pay attention to those who are having a run of bad luck, even if it is self-inflicted.  God blesses us when we help them get through what they are going through.  So let’s get the blessi

 
June 16, 2024 - Reinventing Fatherhood

REINVENTING FATHERHOOD: Jesus calls us dads to move from patriarchy to servanthood.  We are called to empower our daughters and seek to reverse centuries of male dominance.

 
June 9, 2024 - Making Chicken Salad

MAKING CHICKEN SALAD:  If you use what you have been given, you will be blessed with more.  If you do nothing, you will lose everything.

 
June 2, 2024 - Big Shot or Big Help

BIG SHOT OR BIG HELP: Significance and satisfaction come from service, not salutation. - from Matthew 23.

 
May 26, 2024 - Finding Good Direction

FINDING GOOD DIRECTION:  All of the world’s problems would be solved if people lived by the greatest commandments.  We can’t solve all of the world’s problems, but we can solve many of our own by heeding these two commandments in our personal lives.  [How you treat people and how you treat God is what matters.]
 

 
May 19, 2024 - The Largeness of Marriage

THE LARGENESS OF MARRIAGE: today we look at some biblical principles to add blessings to your marriage.

 
May 12, 2024

MERCY FOR MOMS:  not all moms are perfect.  how do we deal with the imperfect ones (that we all have)?

 
May 5, 2024 - Does Your Faith Work?

DOES YOUR FAITH WORK?  Tune in to learn the key to vibrant faith.

 
April 28, 2024 - Vicious Wolves and Silly Dogs

VICIOUS WOLVES AND SILLY DOGS.  Fake preachers are everywhere.  How can you tell which ones are fake?  Tune in and find out.

 
April 21, 2024 - Marital Bliss

MARITAL BLISS:  Tune in and pick up some clues on how to make your marriage more fun.  

 
April 14, 2024 - Worship That Matters

WORSHIP THAT MATTERS:  Worship is about expressing gratitude to God and letting him communicate with you.  It is not about earning merit.  We seek to worship in spirit and in truth.

 
April 7, 2024 - Uploaded Religion

RELIGION UPGRADED: The resurrected Jesus brings us a new covenant based on grace rather than law.  Because of this, we no longer need to have salvation anxiety.  We’re saved because of who he is rather than what we do.

 
March 31, 2024 - Atomic Easter

ATOMIC EASTER:  Find out why one old pastor still believes that Jesus rose from the dead.

 
March 24, 2024 - The Benefit of the Doubt

THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT - What if retailers forgave all shoplifters?  Does Jesus command that we do this?  Let’s take a look at some of the key teachings of the New Testament on forgiveness and see how this applies to those who would take advantage of the generous spirits of followers of Jesus.

 
March 17, 2024 - Taming the Tiger

TAMING THE TIGER - Give up put downs for Lent and forever; tame the tiger that is your mouth.  If you are busy loving one another, you won’t have time for gossip and slander.  So get busy.

 
March 10, 2024 - Bickering Booster

Let’s give up bickering and complaining for lent and for good.  Let’s replace our negative words with words of gratitude.  Let’s use our speech to bring light into the world rather than darkness.  Let’s build up and not tear down.

 
March 3, 2024 - Make a Preacher Swear

MAKE A PREACHER SWEAR:  Anger is a choice and a result of ingratitude.  We can rid ourselves of our rage by submitting to the Lord’s leading and lowering our expectations.  Like most negative emotions, we can greatly reduce anger by reporting for duty.

 
February 25, 2024 - How to Melt Melancholia

HOW TO MELT MELANCHOLIA:  Let’s give up bad attitudes for lent and keep them out of our lives.  The process for doing so includes action on our part and on the Holy Spirit’s part.  The Holy Spirit is willing to his part, so let’s not hesitate to do ours.

 
February 18, 2024 - Bozos on the Bus

BOZOS ON THE BUS:  We’re all equal at the foot of the cross.  We can’t save ourselves, we can only trust Jesus to do it for us.

 
February 11, 2024 - Biblical Reincarnation?

BIBLICAL REINCARNATION?  When we trust Jesus to save us, we are guaranteed a new, flawless body.  We will be reincarnated, but not in the pagan sense.  Let’s take comfort in the promise that we will be given new, recognizable and eternal bodies.

 
February 4, 2024 - Small Potatoes

SMALL POTATOES:  We don’t sweat the small stuff and it is all small stuff.  Bigger and better things are on the way.
A major spiritual problem that we battle with is anxiety.  We sweat the small stuff and it is all small stuff.

 
January 28, 2024 - Honest to God

HONEST TO GOD: We might as well be honest with God.  He knows us more intimately than we know ourselves.  So let’s quit fooling around and open ourselves up to him.  That is when the real growth comes in.

 
January 21, 2024 - Happy for the Long Haul

HAPPY FOR THE LONG HAUL.  You can have happy long-term relationships by following the basic principles found in today’s Scriptures.  Three keys to long-term relationships are 1) Love by action, 2) avoid winning arguments, 3) avoid defending yourself.

 
January 14, 2024 - Suffering Succotash

SUFFERING SUCCOTASH: Suffering is inevitable in a broken world.  God doesn’t waste our suffering.  He sends people our way who are going through the same thing so we can support them.  Good times will follow.

 
January 7, 2024 - How to Be Calm in Your Soul

HOW TO BE CALM IN YOUR SOUL.  Peace in the soul is a matter of focus.  If we focus on building our personal kingdom instead of the kingdom of God, we will have a life of anxiety.  If we focus on establishing the kingdom of God, our lives will overflow with peace.