How Seriously Am I Taking Life Or Is It Just A Game?

One of the things that I have been doing during this time of self-isolation is that I watch old Survivor episodes and then Jon Moe and I discuss them in view of our faith. There is no doubt that it would be a hard game to play while maintaining your faith and a good conscience. In the season that I am watching there is a lady who has done a really good job of living out her faith. It has not always been easy, but for the most part she has made good decisions and has been quick to correct any wrongs that she has done. Unlike some, you can tell that her faith in Christ is a significant part of her life and she is quite capable of making good decisions and discerning the proper response in view

Ephesians 2:11-13 Therefore Remember

In the movie Captain America, Steve Rogers asks Dr. Erskine, “Why me?” Steve wants to know why he has been chosen for the honor of going through the program that will turn him into ‘Captain America’. Steve knows that he is the least deserving of all the candidates. Dr. Erskine says to him, “A strong man, who has known power all his life, may loose respect for that power; but a weak man knows the value of strength and knows compassion.” After this Steve Rogers says, “Thanks, I think.” Dr. Erskine says to Steve Rogers at the end of that scene, “You must promise me one thing, that you will stay who you are, not a perfect soldier but a good man.” The Ephesians have not been saved because they ar

Alive In Christ - Easter 2020

I would like to begin this morning with the account in Matthew of the Resurrection of Jesus. Let us consider Matthew 28:1-10, Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he

Ephesians 2:4-5 But God

Our text this morning is in Ephesians 2:1-10. And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly place

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