The 22nd Psalm & Its Dramatic Pause Introduction: The recent rash of celebrity suicides breaks our hearts, for these people have achieved fame and fortune but haven’t found peace with God. They are overwhelmed with sorrow and despair. They feel abandoned by life. I’ve been fortunate, for I’ve never felt abandoned like that. I cannot […]

Sign with Thoreau quote

Finding a Personal Mission in Life

A Study into the life of a biblical character named Epaphras Introduction: Annie Davies wrote a recent article in Women’s Health Magazine, entitled: “I Was Living An Awesome Life—But I Had No Purpose.” She said: “If you had asked me to describe my life 5 years ago, I would have cited a trifecta like ‘driven, […]

The Ten Things I’m Most Looking Forward To In Heaven

  (And Why You Should Be Too) During morning devotions on this Mother’s Day, I began thinking of my own mom, who passed away in 2000, and I realized how often I find myself longing to see her and my dad again. That’s a biblical impulse. Jesus longs for us to be where He is […]

Killing Sparrows

A Sermon from Colossians 2:16-23 Introduction: Mao Zedong of China was wrong on so many levels, and the results in history are catastrophic. He was a Communist, an atheist, and tragically wrong in historic proportions. Here is one example. In the 1950s, Mao developed a belief that sparrows were a pest. They ate grain from […]