Election Day

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.“ (Galatians 5:1, NIV) Freedom is one of the great themes of the Bible.  Jesus, when announcing his ministry, promised to “proclaim freedom for the prisoners (Luke 4:18 quoting Isa. […]

Prediction: Who Loses the 2016 Election

Tomorrow we will have a new President-elect.  By now, you’ve heard all the predictions.  Who will win? Not us.  Whether she wins, or he wins, the American people lose.  Even if MY candidate wins…I lose.  The reason? For the first time in American history, we have two candidates who both hold worldviews different from our […]

Election-Day Parable

Once upon a time, a long time ago, in a faraway land, the trees decided to anoint a king. And so they brought forth the most likely candidates. They first asked the Olive tree if he would be king…but he didn’t want to give up his oil to become king. So they asked the fig […]

Learning to Lose

23 Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.   Acts 14:23 (NIV) The goal in sports is to win.  But one of the most important lessons you learn as an athlete is how to lose.  Because, […]

Election Sermon

“Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.” (Acts 14:21-22, NIV)   Paul and Barnabas were now headed into three new cities – new fields of ministry.  The first […]