Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedFeb 28th, 2012 | No Comments
What does it mean to love like Jesus?
There was once a young man from Chicago who went down to the bluegrass regions of Kentucky where he met and wooed a young woman who ultimately came back to Chicago as his bride.
They enjoyed three lovely years of marriage, and then one day in the midst of a sickness in a seizure of pain the young woman lost her mind. When she was at her best, she was a bit demented. At her worst, she would scream, and neighbors complained because the screams cut the air and it was hard to live with.
And so the young businessman left his home in the middle of Chicago, went out...
Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedFeb 21st, 2012 | 1 Comment
What is your assurance of salvation?
There are a lot of things you can know but there are some things in life you must know.
The Bible is filled with wonderful truths to know and some things are essential. They are necessary. They are vital.
Jesus was crucified between two criminals. One of them was a skeptic maybe atheistic. The other, concerned about his eternal destination asked Jesus, “remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” Luke 23:42 (NLT)
What did his request reveal?
It revealed that he knew that he could not do anything to save himself. He could not come down off the cross...
Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedFeb 13th, 2012 | 1 Comment
Live with your back to the past.
This is achievable!
Think about those times you have felt boxed-in by life; not only by what others have done to you, but also what you’ve done to yourself. Those actions of the past can cause you to feel limited today.
The guilt and shame we feel as a result of those actions can box us in and even limit our forward progress.
The Bible states that we have an enemy in life, and he takes great pleasure in seeing us limited. It’s while we are boxed-in that he pounces.
However, when we come to God in repentance and walk in his forgiveness, we can put these...
Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedFeb 6th, 2012 | No Comments
“Recalulating,” the familiar British accent announces from my GPS.
That distinguished voice comes from a tool that gives me so much confidence, especially when I am driving through unfamiliar territory.
I got lost a lot before my GPS. Now I never leave home without it. I like entering my destination and it tells me precisely how to get there.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a GPS for parents and grandparents? How helpful would a tool like this be – something to help you make all the right decisions and give you confidence that you’re on the right road?
Many of you (including me)...