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After Irma

I am sure we have all been seeing the pictures and video coming from our islands. I have been heartbroken at seeing the damage done and knowing that it represent lives and livelihoods interrupted. We have been praying for many of you who evacuated only to learn this storm seemed to follow you. Grateful for Keep Reading

Quit ‘Going To’ Church – New Sermon Series Begins October 4th

I started going to church when I was an infant.  We had something called the Cradle Roll at the church I grew up in, and I was enrolled at a few months old.  Which means that I have been going to church for almost 47 years now.  That’s almost 2,500 Sundays.  I guess you might expect Keep Reading

“Who Am I?” Sermon Series Begins May 17th

                        We identify ourselves in a lot of different ways.   Sometimes it’s by our profession – doctor, plumber, teacher, flight attendant, homemaker.   Or by our relationships – father, mother, husband, wife, grandparent.   Or by certain traits – shy, outgoing, laid back, Keep Reading

“He is Jesus”

More has been written about him than anyone else in history.  His name has inspired awe, fear, reverence and anger.  He has been called prophet,  great moral teacher, a fraud, and the Messiah.  But starting Sunday, April 12th, we will look at what Jesus said about himself. Seven times in the New Testament book of John, Jesus makes direct, self-revelatory statements Keep Reading

Easter Reflections

It is probably my favorite service of the year.  We couldn’t ask for a better location than the far beach at Pennekamp Park.  And I am so grateful that they have allowed us to hold this service here for 10+ years.   It was a beautiful start to the day.  The water was like glass as the sunrise service began.  Keep Reading

Happy 2015!

I cannot believe that today is the last day of 2014. I guess it’s cliche, but the older I get the faster the years seems to go by. Which means it is time again to make those resolutions.  Eat right.  Exercise.  Lose weight.  Pay off debt.  Etc.  Etc.  Etc. In Sunday’s sermon, I talked a Keep Reading

Reflections on the 50th Weekend

Wow and Thanks to our great God!  What else can I say?  I don’t know if the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the church could have gone any better.  The weather, the people, the memories.  And the food.  (Why is it always food with us Baptists?!?) I think back to when we first started talking about Keep Reading

Links from Yesterdays Sermon

I mentioned an article about marriage in my sermon yesterday and promised to provide the link to. It comes from Breakpoint, the ministry founded by Chuck Colson.  It is titled “Yeah, We Messed Up, Too.”  Definite food for thought. http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/25738   If you missed the service yesterday, you can listen to it on iTunes.  There you can Keep Reading

Bible Reading Plans

I mentioned in the sermon that there are 3 keys to developing the habit of Bible reading: a time, a place and a plan.  I can’t help you with the first two, but I can with the third!  So here are a variety of reading plans for you to consider.  They range in length from a few Keep Reading

Bible Charts

I had a couple of people ask me for the charts I used in the sermon today.  So here they are with the links to websites they originally appeared on.  FYI: if you click on the image, you will see the full size image to save. Old Testament Chart: from http://www.vibblespace.com/studies/the-bible-bookshelf/reading-the-heart-of-the-story/               Keep Reading