Love in Action (4) — Don’t Be Afraid

I heard recently about a woman who was getting married, and she had a good friend who wanted to send her a message wishing the happy couple well. She thought I John 4:18 would be an appropriate verse to send, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” …

Love in Action (3) — The Extravagance of Love

Over the years, I have performed a number of weddings, and there’s something that I have said in almost every one of them — “From this day forward, you belong entirely to each other. You will be one in mind, one in heart, one in affection. And whatever sacrifice you will be required to make to preserve this common life, always make it generously…”

My Story (4) — I Decided to Go

This morning, we’re going to finish up our four-week series of lessons entitled “My Story.” If you missed the past three weeks, let me bring you up to speed. We’ve been discussing the fact that we are all creating our life stories, that one day we will all look back and tell stories about our…

My Story (3) — I Decided to Stay

This morning, we’re in the third week of a four-week series entitled “My Story”. If you missed the last two weeks, let me quickly catch you up. All of us have a story that we tell about where we’ve been, what we’ve done, and where we’re at. And it’s important for us to realize that…

My Story (2) — I Decided to Stop

Last week, I began a 4-week sermon series entitled “My Story”. Because it doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old, male or female, it doesn’t matter what race you are, whether you’re a church person or a non-church person, every single one of us has a story. And the good news is that all of…

My Story (1) — I Decided to Start

This morning, I want to begin a four-week sermon series entitled, “My Story”. I think it’s safe to say that we all enjoy a good story. It’s always fun when you get together with people and you start telling stories – • “Let me tell you how God has been working in my life!” •…

Because Christ Was Raised…

You probably heard on the news a couple of weeks ago that Stephen Hawking died. Hawking was a renowned physicist and probably the best-known atheist in the world. He lived for decades with Lou Gehrig’s disease. In an interview he gave in 2011, he said that he “wasn’t afraid of death,” but he was in…