Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sermon: The One- Emmanuel (God With Us)

Sermon from Sunday, December 28, 2014
Scripture: Luke 2: 1-20

Where Do I Turn?

At Bible Study last week the ladies asked me where I turn to in the Bible when I'm having a hard time in life. They also wanted to know where they could send someone who is struggling. I started pondering where in scripture I've found comfort. In college, I used to write what I found comforting on post-it notes and put them up in my room. I still have those post it notes. Each time I struggle, grieve, or feel hopeless I find different scriptures speak to me. Sometimes what used to be so comforting is no longer comforting. So I've made a list of scripture that I have found comfort over time in no particular order. I also asked some collegues where they go and have made a list of them.

Where I Turn:
Psalm 143
Isaiah 41: 9-10
Isaiah 43:1-7
Joshua 1
Psalm 103
Psalm 139
Isaiah 30: 21
Romans 12
John 10 

The Book of Job- When I have lost someone or something
The Book of Psalms- When I can't seem to pray, the Psalmists seem to have some of the same thoughts/struggles and so I pray different chapters of the Psalms (143, 103, 139 and 23 are a few of my favorites in times of trouble).

Where My Collegues Turn:
Psalm 139
Ecclesiates 3 (especially verse 15)
John 16:33
Isaiah 54:10
Romans 8 (nothing shall seperate us from God)
Psalm 23
Genesis- Story of Abraham and Isaac
Habakkuk 3:17-19
The Birth of Jesus

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sermon: The One- Expectations (Joy)

Children's Sermon from Sunday, December 21, 2014

Due to Copyright Laws, we are unable to post the Christmas Program. If you have Santel, you should be able to view the program Dec 28- Jan 3 at 9:45am and 6pm on the local channel.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

ReBlog: Nine Issues Regarding Pastors Office Hours

I try to keep office hours. Some days, these get tough.
Apparently I'm not the only one... 

Click Here for Thom Rainer's Article

Want to know my office hours? Monday and Thursday 9am-12pm...
Can't meet during that time? Call me and schedule an appointment.
Leave a message if I don't answer. I'm not ignoring you, but may be intently listening to someone just like you want to be listened to.