The Seven Deadly Sins (3) — Anger

The story is told of a husband who left from work one Friday afternoon.  But, being payday, instead of going home, he stayed out the entire weekend partying with the boys and spending his entire paycheck.   When he finally did come home Sunday night, he was confronted by a very angry wife and she…

The Seven Deadly Sins (1) — Envy

The story is told of a monk who lived in a cave in the wilderness. This monk had a great reputation for being a holy and godly man. In fact, his reputation reached hell itself, so the devil sent three of his demons to tempt the monk to sin and thus destroy his holiness. When…

The Seven Deadly Sins (Intro)

Since today is the first day of a new year, this is a wonderful time for making some New Year’s resolutions. I thought I would share with you my dieting resolutions for the past few years. 2013: I will get my weight down below 200 pounds. 2014: I will follow my new diet religiously until…

Worth the Wait

Before my lesson this morning, I want to share with you a video about the birth of Jesus.  Now, if I were to tell you the story, you’d probably doze off because you’ve heard it a thousand times.  So I’m going to let some children tell you the story.  And I’m pretty sure you’ve never…

Thy Kingdom Come (1) — The Kingdom of God

I’ve been reading lately from a book entitled “Heaven on Earth”, written by Jonathan Storment and Josh Ross, and it’s got me looking at some scriptures with fresh eyes.   So, for the next several weeks, I’d like to talk with you about heaven, about heaven’s connection to earth, about the kingdom of heaven.  And…

An Attitude of Gratitude

In his popular book, “The One Minute Manager”, Ken Blanchard recommends that leaders develop the practice of what he calls “one-minute praising”.  The idea is that you try to catch your employees doing something right.  Now, we’re all used to bosses who catch us doing something wrong.  But it’s rare to be praised when we…