More Than a Friend

It’s hard to believe I’ve been back in the States for almost two weeks.  I feel as though its only been a few days and I’m still trying to reorient myself…but I also hit the ground running when I came home, so that may be part of it.  I’m still struggling to get my bearingsContinue reading “More Than a Friend”

Being Who You Were Meant to Be

Michael Jackson is dead.  So is Farrah Fawcett.  And Ed McMahon.  For a guy my age, the icons are crumbling and blowing away from our present view.  I was reading Ubahleeob’s blog this morning, and thinking about his thoughts on mortality.  And I wonder…are we living the life we were meant to live? This SundayContinue reading “Being Who You Were Meant to Be”

Having a Healthy Spiritual Worldview

This Sunday we’ll be looking at 1 Timothy 4:1-10.  (the Message) Paul is once again being blunt about his views on some of those who had been teaching the church in Ephesus.  Our culture has mostly adopted a pluralistic view about truth.  There is no one truth, our culture maintains, but all claims of spiritualityContinue reading “Having a Healthy Spiritual Worldview”

What is the Church Anyway?

Our text this Sunday will be 1 Tim 3:14-16 (In the Message) Just a few short verses, in which Paul gives an explanation about why he’s writing this letter in the first place.  In his explanation, he gives some very interesting insights about the nature of the church gathering.  How does v15 describe the church?  WhatContinue reading “What is the Church Anyway?”

Quality Control for Leaders

Phew…glad last week is over.  Happily, it didn’t stir nary a trace of controversy, which is awesome, since the verses we dealt with are so traditionally controversial. This Sunday we’ll be looking at 1 Timothy 3:1-13. (the Message) Any group of people that seek to unite and accomplish a common goal are going to, byContinue reading “Quality Control for Leaders”

How To Make a Difference

Hey!  I was out of town last week, hence the lack of an update.  But now I’m back (insert cheers or boos here, your choice). Happy Mom’s day!  Be sure to buy your Mom some flowers and a card…or give her cash, that should shock her.  This Sunday we’ll be reading 1 Timothy 2:1-7.  (InContinue reading “How To Make a Difference”

Church is for Losers!

We’re going to continue our series concerning Church Life in Real Life, and read 1 Timothy 1:12-20 this Sunday.  (You should read it in the Message too ) In the opening of chapter 1, Paul launched his war on error, pointing out that some of the leaders there in Ephesus had lost their way andContinue reading “Church is for Losers!”

Church Life in Real Life

This Sunday we’ll be starting a new series called “Church Life in Real Life”, and we’ll be exploring the books of 1 & 2 Timothy.  There’s a pretty good commentary which covers at least 1 Tim online at Bible Gateway…you can find it and read it HERE (if you’re so inclined).  Both the letters toContinue reading “Church Life in Real Life”

Responsibility…what’s that? Responsibility, not quite yet!

Running late this week, per usual.  Don’t forget that Burning House is this Sunday…and Save the Ship will be leading worship and providing original music!  Do NOT miss this. This Sunday we’ll be finishing up our teaching in 1&2 Thessalonians…and we’ll be reading 2 Thes 3:6-18. (Also in The Message) It appears as though endContinue reading “Responsibility…what’s that? Responsibility, not quite yet!”

“Priorities Under Pressure”

When times are hard, and life seems to have the pressure set at “11”, it’s easy sometimes to forget what comes first.  I know in my own experiences, whenever there’s a problem, I have a tendency to fixate on that problem, and treat it as though it’s the most important thing in the world, untilContinue reading ““Priorities Under Pressure””