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…

Glorifying God With Our Gifts

When George Michael goes to church, he doesn’t have to go very far. Mr. Michael (who is not the singer, but someone with the same name) recently informed the town of Lake Bluff, Illinois, that he was not responsible for the $80,000 in property taxes that he owes on his $3 million-dollar mansion because he…

Proverbs (8) — Pride

Solomon has a lot to say about pride. Pride is something we all struggle with and, in fact, I think pride and selfishness are built into us from birth. From the time we are little kids, we begin to calculate how we can maneuver to put ourselves in the number one position…

Proverbs (7) — Wisdom and Time

This morning, we’re going to look at what we do with our time, because, once again, every day, all day long, we make many decisions regarding our time. What time am I going to go to bed? What time am I going to get up? What am I going to get done today?…

Proverbs (6) — Wisdom and Money

We all need wisdom so that we will know how to make the best choices. And so, it’s not surprising that as Solomon talks about the importance of getting wisdom, he has a lot to say about the subject of money. In fact, someone has counted over 100 verses in the book of Proverbs that deal with the topic of money…