Our Great Joy

            I have a feeling that someone is going to make a fortune on these T-shirts that say, “I survived 2020”.  Because it’s been that kind of a year.  Twelve months ago, we never could have imagined what was about to happen.  It’s been a tough year for all of us.  And it’s not over…

Our Great Hope

Back in 1950, there was a little town in Maine called Flagstaff that was scheduled to be flooded.  Officials were building a large dam on the river nearby and the result would be a large lake which would flood the town of Flagstaff.   So, of course, they told everybody they would have to move out…

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

            A number of years ago, Sueanne and I lived in Boone and we absolutely loved it there because we enjoy the mountains so much.  There was one place that was a particular favorite spot for us to visit – Grandfather Mountain.  It’s one of the tallest mountains in that area, rising over a mile…

Letting Go

            I think one of the best descriptions of the Christian life is a journey.  It’s a process as we try to get from one point in our lives to another, as we try to get from where we are right now to where we want to be in our relationship with God.             But…

In Everything Give Thanks

            I heard recently about a man who had a habit of grumbling and complaining about the food his wife put on the dinner table every night.  But, before the family ate the meal, he would say a prayer and give thanks.  One evening, after his usual combination of complaint and then prayer, his daughter…

Don’t Forget to Remember

            Last Sunday, we finished our study through the Old Testament, and after the first of the year, I plan for us to begin on the books of the New Testament.  But, this morning, for the first time in a long time, you don’t have a video to watch, so you’re stuck with me for…

God Sings Over You (Zephaniah)

Before I get started this morning, I want us to take a 5-minute break to give everyone enough time to find the book of Zephaniah in your Bibles. Seriously, though, I’m going to guess that most of you are not all that familiar with Zephaniah. It’s not a book that Christians usually read when they’re…