And on the First Day

And on the <Seventh> First Day

Jan 14, 2013

  It always amazes me how self-centered we can be. We look at the universe, the majesty of the heavens, the glory of the moon and the stars, the brightness and warmth of the sun, the incredible diversity that we see as we travel from one area of our nation to the other, and we take it all for granted. We fail to see how all of this and more is a gift from...

Strange Fire

Strange Fire

Apr 9, 2012

  I still remember the day that I heard the story of Nadab and Abihu. It was in early 1980; I had been a Christian for less than a year. I was still getting used to the Bible; and having not grown up in a Christian home, I was in awe of the mystery and the majesty of the Word of God and the whole concept that through the Bible God showed His deep love and...

Psalms for a Healthy Worship

Psalms for a Healthy Worship

May 2, 2011

When I was a boy, I lived a life that some children may consider adventurous– I traveled with the carnival. Bright lights, games, fun music, and junk food galore—it was a life filled with sensuality and pleasure seeking. However, my family wasn’t there just to be entertained. My father owned a few booths, or “joints.” As carnival goers passed by,...

The Power of God in Preaching

The Power of God in Preaching

Mar 14, 2011

A church worship service historically has included the following elements: a time for singing, a time for prayer, a time for preaching, a time for giving, and a time for the Lord’s Table. In our postmodern era, each of these elements has come under increasing attack. To illustrate this, consider the following liturgical approach used by a church near where I...