Faith

June 21, 2011
Source*Note: This past weekend, we attended my parents church instead of our regular service. I thought I’d share the lesson from the service we attended, but it is a little different than the series I’ve been following at my church. I may pick up my own church’s lesson later this week and share.*Do you remember this (picture to the right)? That’s right, the “rapture” and “judgment day” was said to happen on May 21, 2011 at 6 pm. Obviously, that day has come and gone…and we’re all here, but those responsible for this message (namely,...
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Follow Me

June 14, 2011
Last week, I shared with you Part 1 of a new series at my church called: Am I the Change? This past week, we continued the series…with a specific focus on where we each fit into the change. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” You know, it’s true…so often we see a need but we’re not always willing to get our hands dirty.As you know, the best way for me to reflect on the message each week is to retell the story here. So with that in mind, let’s dive into the scripture. In John, Chapter 21, Jesus appears to the...
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Waiting on the World to Change

June 07, 2011
You’ve probably heard John Mayer’s hit song, Waiting on the World to Change. I think we can all agree with these lyrics, “Now we see everything that’s going wrong with the world and those who lead it. We just feel like we don’t have the means to rise above and beat it. So we keep waiting_waiting on the world to change.” We sometimes have this tendency to “wait on the world to change,” but what if we ARE the means to changing the world?  My church recently started a new series called: Am I the Change? This past week we specifically focused on...
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Why do BAD things happen to GOOD people?

May 24, 2011
The Preacher and the AtheistAuthor Unknown A preacher and an atheist barber were once walking through the city slums. Said the barber to the preacher: “This is why I cannot believe in a God of love. If God was as kind as you say, He would not permit all this poverty, disease, and squalor. He would not allow these poor bums to be addicted to dope and other character-destroying habits. No, I cannot believe in a God who permits these things.”The minister was silent until they met a man who was especially unkempt and filthy. His hair was hanging down his neck and he had a...
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