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Jesus can give us rest by carrying our pain and shame

July 12, 2014 “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” — Matthew 11:28. I don’t believe any of us would disagree that life is very busy. So much to do and so little time to do it. more »»

God invites us to look beyond national boundaries

July 5, 2014 As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nation. more »»

Grab hold of life and be who and what you want to be

June 28, 2014 Today I would like to address all the graduates out there. more »»

Remember your past, celebrate your present and prepare for your future

June 21, 2014 Graduates of Fulton County, I bet you wondered if this day would ever come. We celebrate your accomplishments. We are very proud of you. You’ve worked hard. Well done. more »»

This is the season for change in much of our society

June 14, 2014 I’ve been thinking a lot lately about change and transition. This is the season for it in much of our society. May is the month for college graduations. more »»

Make a choice that reflects your humble reliance on God

June 7, 2014 “Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. more »»

Perspective is important whenever people pause to remember

May 31, 2014 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven, a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time... more »»

When God makes a promise, that promise is always fulfilled

May 24, 2014 This weekend the nation celebrates Memorial Day. People will hail it as the beginning of the summer season. There will be sales of summer items in many store. more »»

The unconditional love of Jesus can change the world

May 17, 2014 “This is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” — 1 John 4:10. more »»

Investing capital makes a difference in people’s lives

May 3, 2014 While on vacation recently I had the chance to read the first three chapters from a forthcoming book by Mike Breen entitled “Oikonomics” or “How to invest in the Five Capitals Like Jesus Did” Breen... more »»

The experience and meaning of Easter is all around us now

April 26, 2014 At St. John’s Church, our celebration of Easter is multi-sensory. The physical appearance of the church changes from the darkness of Lent to the brightness of Easter. more »»

God takes what is broken, makes it whole

April 19, 2014 When I was living in Vellore, India, I was privileged to work at the leprosy hospital started by American physician Dr. Paul Bran. more »»

The Easter story offers true and lasting comfort to all

April 12, 2014 Although the Easter story may be difficult to hear, it offers true and lasting comfort. more »»

Believing in the God of the gaps creates a problem for believers

April 5, 2014 Have you heard of the God of the gaps? Perhaps you believe in such a God. The God of the gaps is the God used to explain things that we humans have yet to explain with science. more »»

Jewish life: one of expressing gratitude and a connection to tradition

March 29, 2014 This weekend, our youngest daughter Maya turned 1 year old. She went to bed on Thursday night a little baby, and woke up Friday morning a 1-year old toddler. more »»

Experiencing the freedom or new life that is in Jesus the Christ

March 22, 2014 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Grace and peace be with each one of you and the eternal love of God that we have... more »»

Jesus’ calling was to bring good news and healing to people

March 15, 2014 Last Sunday, as Christians gathered for the first Sunday in Lent, many read the Gospel of Matthew account of the 40 days Jesus spent in the wildernes. more »»

During Lent, we realize how much we need God

March 8, 2014 This year as my church families have been looking forward to Lent and Easter we’ve been studying together, through Scripture and sermon, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as given to us in Matthew . more »»

God provides springtime to thaw winters’ ravages

March 1, 2014 The entire nation has been experiencing an uncomfortable winter and many have grown weary of it by now. As the winter drags on there have been more than a few lively discussions about climate chang. more »»

In the past, churches were the center of the community

February 22, 2014 Last Sunday at the churches I serve, I did something the congregations have come to expect (tolerate?) from me on occasion: I got on my soap box and ranted about something that has troubled m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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