It Will Never Be Enough

You know that voice in your head? The voice that says you are not good enough. The voice that makes you feel guilty for not praying enough. The voice that makes you feel bad for not reading the Bible enough. The voice that tells you that no matter what you do, it will never beContinue reading “It Will Never Be Enough”

It’s About The Message, Not The Messenger

I was going through some old papers yesterday and found this quote that I had written down a while back: “There may well be many in the congregation whose faith is richer, more mature, and more tested than the preacher’s. In addition, there will probably be people in the congregation who have more education orContinue reading “It’s About The Message, Not The Messenger”

The Similarities Between Churches And Football Teams

Football is back! I don’t know about you, but I am pretty excited and looking forward to a new season. Along with a new football season inevitably comes a barrage of football themed sermon illustrations, but perhaps there is a good reason for it. It recently crossed my mind that when you compare the peopleContinue reading “The Similarities Between Churches And Football Teams”

Bad + Bad + Bad = Good?

Lately it seems like I am constantly hearing of someone going through a difficult time.  For whatever reason, painful times come in bunches.  Whether it be physical, emotional, or financial pain or stressful situations, it seems like it’s never just one thing.  Most of the time when I hear of many people going through toughContinue reading “Bad + Bad + Bad = Good?”

The Mystery Of The Bellybutton

I’m sure you’ve heard it asked a thousand times before – especially if you’ve ever been in or around a youth group at church.  It’s one of the great mysteries in life…one of those questions that we may never have a definite answer to until we meet our Creator.  But if you know the answer,Continue reading “The Mystery Of The Bellybutton”

Possibilities & Potential

Is there anything that has more potential than a blank sheet of paper? Before a crease is ever folded, before a line is ever drawn, before a letter is ever written…there is no limit to what a blank sheet of paper can be used for. The same sheet of paper that an artist’s masterpiece isContinue reading “Possibilities & Potential”

How Patriotic Should Christians Be?

Does this not seem strange to anyone else? According to the United States Flag Code: When used on a speaker’s platform, the flag, if displayed flat, should be displayed above and behind the speaker. When displayed from a staff in a church or public auditorium, the flag of the United States of America should holdContinue reading “How Patriotic Should Christians Be?”