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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.

 
December 31, 2023 - A Better New Year

A BETTER NEW YEAR: We have four good “new year’s resolutions” from this important passage:
1. Get rid of debt.
2. Get busy loving those around you.
3. Be aware of what God is doing. 
4. Get dressed in the attitude of Christ.
Putting these resolutions in practice will make a better year.

 
December 24, 2023 - Best Served Cold

BEST SERVED COLD:  One of the reasons Jesus arrived was to show us what to do with vengeance.  He taught us to forego it.  He taught that we do well to replace evil with good.  By doing so, our own lives get much better.

 
December 17, 2023 - How to Remove Regret

HOW TO REMOVE REGRET:  We are made right with God by trusting Jesus, not by following rules.  Advent is the anticipation of the arrival of this one who saves us from the penalty of our sins.

 
Dec. 10, 2023 - Jesus Changes Everything

HE CHANGES EVERYTHING: Jesus changes everything for the better.  He removes the spiritual tumors of hate and heals our souls.  Invite him to change you and he will.

 
Dec. 3, 2023 - Barbecued Beef From God

BARBECUED BEEF FROM GOD: God celebrates our return to him always.  It doesn’t matter how sordid we’ve been nor how judgmental and self-righteous we’ve been; he always welcomes us back.  So let’s come back to him today.

 
November 26, 2023 - Gratitude Rocks

GRATITUDE ROCKS: Focus on your blessings and you will be blessed.  Be thankful for all that God has given you and done for you and you will attract even more blessings.  Gratitude rocks!

 
November 19, 2023 - A Radically Better Life

A RADICALLY BETTER LIFE:  Radical alignment with the teachings of Jesus produces a radically better life.

 
November 12, 2023 - Forgiveness Granted

FORGIVENESS GRANTED.  Forgiveness is like a bolt cutter.  It cuts the chain that connects you to the one who hurt you.

 
November 5, 2023 - A New Plan for You

A NEW PLAN FOR YOU: The old way of living, based on merit, doesn’t work.  God saw this and sent Jesus.  Now we have a new plan, based on mercy, that works.

 
October 29, 2023 - Is the Bible a Buffet?

IS THE BIBLE A BUFFET?  Since the Bible is the most useful collection of books in the world, we need to get to know all of it, not just the parts with which we agree.  Good, thoughtful Bible knowledge will produce a powerful faith in you.

 
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October 15, 2023 - A Flexible Heart

A FLEXIBLE HEART:  God prefers a flexible heart over rigid adherence to a set of religious rules.  We can rejoice and be glad in this!

 
October 8, 2023 - How to Be Content

HOW TO BE CONTENT.  Contentment is not as elusive as we might think.

 
October 1, 2023 - BBQ and Other Blessings

BBQ AND OTHER BLESSINGS