Stand up. That’s what you’re going to have to do…. At least, that’s what I hope you’re about to do. You see, I’m standing. I’m standing because I find that it’s time to face my fears. I’m standing, because quite frankly, it’s time to take a stand. I’m standing now to declare that Jesus wins. […]
Today’s text is from Matthew 25. Note: This is an adaptation of a sermon given at Garden Park Church. When I graduated seminary, Elise and I took a weekend trip up in the Yosemite area of the California mountains. I found us a nice bed a breakfast and our weekend was gloriously filled with nothing. […]
Usually on Sunday evening, or early on Monday morning, I post my sermon text (this week from Matthew 20, the workers in the vineyard), but this week I want to offer a few general thoughts, since what I had written for my sermon changed fairly dramatically based on some of the events of this last week.
I love you. I’m sorry. Excuse me. Please. Thank you. You’re welcome Please forgive me. ————— Let’s label these phrases as the seven keys to a happy life. It’s the basic manners that we were taught as children. Show affection, express appreciation, be polite, and extend forgiveness.
Adapted from a sermon given at Garden Park. The text is from Luke 13. ———- 18Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? 19It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds […]