April 10, 2018

          Major Jackson could have been a poster child for the marines. He did not have an ounce of body fat and his head was shaved clean. He was as tough as nails, a leader of men and somebody you would want on your side in a fight. The major was also a sincere and d...

April 2, 2018

PART 1 – LET GO OF SIN (John 13:18-30)

Most of us have felt betrayed by someone at sometime in our lives, haven’t we?  It is such a sickening feeling. Can you imagine how Jesus felt when Judas betrayed him? Even though Jesus knew in advance that Judas would turn on him,...

March 27, 2018

          Have you all heard the story of the man who went to the doctor with a sore arm? The man said to the doctor, “Doc, it hurts when I do this.” And the doctor replies, “Well, don’t do that!”

          That’s pretty simple, i...

March 20, 2018

          During construction of Emerson Hall at Harvard University in 1905, president Charles Eliot invited William James, noted psychologist and philosopher who would have his offices and teach in the new building, to suggest a suitable inscription to be engraved abo...

March 13, 2018

          Remember the old finger exercise? “Here’s the church and here’s the steeple. Open the door and see all the people.”

          Although some of us might like the idea of going to church without having to be bothered by th...

March 6, 2018

          They say that when we get older, two things happen.  First, our memory gets fuzzy.  And the second thing is…I don’t remember.

          We all have the tendency if not to completely forget the past, to at least...

February 28, 2018

          May I make a confession?  In 40 plus years of preaching I have only preached from Genesis 22:1-18 one other time.  I have avoided this story of Abraham offering Isaac as a sacrifice because the story is more than I can handle.  I have wrestled with what I wou...

February 20, 2018

          When we moved to Kentucky back in 1990, we had trouble getting our girls enrolled in school.  The school year had already started and the two grade schools closest to where we lived were full so neither one wanted more students. The excuse used to keep them o...

February 12, 2018

The Lord said to Noah there's gonna be a floody floody
Lord said to Noah there's gonna be a floody floody
Get my children (clap) out of the muddy muddy
Children of the Lord

So rise and shine and give God the glory glory
Rise and shine and give God the glory glory
Rise a...

February 5, 2018

          There was this oversized, blue leather sleep sofa, sectional and recliner combination that was gathering dust in the warehouse of the La-Z-Boy Showcase Shoppe in Champaign, Illinois where I worked.  The owner told me he bought the piece years before and had b...

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