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New Year. Same God.

No doubt you’ve seen any number of end-of-year and new year posts and memes on social media. One that struck me as particularly humorous went something like before I accept the year 2021, I need to examine its terms and conditions. If only. As we begin the year, I encourage […]

God’s Fullness

As I go deeper into my biblical studies I begin to see more and more of God’s true character. Although heaven is our true home and where our ultimate riches lie there is plenty to enjoy while on this planet called earth. Before I became a believer my ultimate goal […]

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens’ 19th century novel is about the education and coming of age of a young orphan. With a variety of plot twists and turns, as one summary of the novel puts it, the young orphan “comes to realize that his ‘great expectations’—social standing and wealth—are less important than loyalty […]

God Is Great

As believers it is easy for us to normalize our God’s greatness. We can easily become numb to His greatness and the miracles He works. Think of your favorite restaurant for example; you get so used to them making your favorite dish well until you have that one experience where […]

Essential Places

Today, the President stated, “The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, this weekend.” If you’ve walked with City Church for any length of time, you’re likely to guess my thoughts on such a sweeping pronouncement as […]

The Rock

Watching television and listening to the radio, it can seem that good news is hard to find. Speculation, hope and statistics can quickly become (in the words of The Temptations) a ball of confusion. Or, as Whitney Houston repeatedly asked in song, Where do I go…who do I talk to…who do […]

Our Work Has Just Begun

There’s a hot button term that we’re seeing pop up everywhere in these times: “Social Distancing”. What exactly is that? Social distancing is a term used to describe certain actions taken by the Public Health officials to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease. Nowhere in […]

Christmas I Don’t Deserve

As I sat down with my family recently for our annual viewing of A Charlie Brown Christmas this year, I was prompted to think about our culture’s and my own sense of entitlement associated with Christmas.  The entitlement of the phenomenally unkind children in Charles Shultz’s story is meant to […]

They Will Know We Are Christians?

One thing I do with my children regularly is memorize hymns.  This month, we are singing They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love.  Singing this song daily, along with the recent sermons from 1 Corinthians 12 and 13, has caused me to think about what it means that others […]

The Journey

We may know the destination or outcome, but not specifically the process associated with the journey. In re-reading the life of Joseph (Genesis 37-50), I was reminded of how God blessed Joseph with dreams and the ability to interpret his dreams and those of others. Joseph emphatically identified God as […]