Fear Not, Just Believe

Fear and Christmas aren’t words that I would think go together.  Maybe Halloween and Fear, or birthdays and fear.  But Christmas and fear? I mean, really what is there to fear about Christmas? Well, according to those in the know there is plenty to fear about Christmas.  If you are selaphobic, it means you have…

Surrender Your Thoughts

Next week is December 1st, the first Sunday of Advent and that means that today is the last Sunday in our Surrender Series.   And over the past few weeks I’ve been mulling over where I would land for this last message. Since Thanksgiving we’ve looked at various areas of our lives that we need to…

Surrender Your Bitterness

She has met with leaders and celebrities around the world and whether or not you agree with her views you have to admit that Greta Thunberg is an angry young lady.  And when i hear her speak, I kind of suspect that she is not only angry but bitter as well. Her speeches are scattered…

Surrender Your Anger

  If I asked you to think of an angry person, I would suspect it wouldn’t take very long for a particular person to come to mind.  Don’t look around. Maybe your boss, or a stranger that you’ve never met, but you’ve witnessed their anger, maybe it’s someone you are close to, perhaps a parent…

Surrender Your Speech

Last week I told you about the best summer job I ever had, and it was working on a ocean going salvage tugboat that went to the North Pole in 1981. But I had my first summer job at sea when I was fifteen and for the first two summers of my high school years…

Surrender Your Will

We are told to never surrender, to never give in and to never give up. Common wisdom is that surrendering is to give up and giving up, that’s just something we shouldn’t do. last week I read a portion of Churchill’s address to the British House of Commons where he told the nation that they…

Never Surrender

It’s almost a dirty word.  One that nobody wants to use, and certainly not a word that anybody wants to be identified with.  In today’s culture of shame, you can probably think of any number of words that fall in that category, and that society has taken to referring to by their first letter, as…

Where Communion Leads Us

 It is probably one of the most memorable scenes from the New Testament.  For three years they had travelled the width and breadth of Palestine, listening to him teach, watching him heal, marvelling at the miracles that he performed.  Sometimes they found what they were looking for and sometimes it came together in a beautiful…

The Gift of Wisdom

Imagine having in your grasp the one thing that your heart desired more than anything.  Of being assured that whatever that one thing was it was yours.  What would you wish for?     Understand it’s not the genie thing, no three wishes but one.  What would your wish be?  And remember this is it, no…

Care for Each Other

Seventy-nine minutes into the game, the score was 12-10 for them. One minute left to play, Meninga got the ball and handed it off to Langer who in turn passed to Walters, to Carne and Renouf, Hancock, Smith, Langer, Meninga and finally Mark Coyne who had come on from the reserve bench slammed the ball…