Category Archives: Obstacles

God is never surprised

One of my favorite sports quotes is Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly a few years ago, who responded to a question about his QB cheating on a test: “Am I surprised? Heck no. I have a 16 year old knucklehead … Continue reading

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Faith in spite of reasons to doubt

My sermon Sunday was from Acts 3 about God, through Peter and John, healing and allowing a lame man to walk.  I’ve heard it preached over and over and I have preached that story myself more than once.  I have … Continue reading

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Welcoming you to go to hell

…You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are. ~ Matthew 23:15 Continue reading

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How the enemy steals and destroys

Sometimes I talk a good game, but I do fear the devil. I read about what he did to Job. I see how he takes down pastors, church leaders, and public professors of faith like Hugh Freeze. Continue reading

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You rarely know what’s inside

For the last month or so a crew has been putting a new roof on the church.  Over half the church had a flat roof before, and now the entire roof will be a gabled roof.  The new roof looks … Continue reading

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Humble yourselves

From Sunday’s sermon: God’s grace is nothing we can earn. While it sounds way too easy, it is really the most difficult thing to do in our society. Because it takes humility. Nearly everyone in our society wants to feel … Continue reading

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Giving up on God

We got in at 10:00 Saturday night from a week in Haiti.  When I go on mission trips, I like to keep things as normal as possible at the church, which is why I was led to do the bulletin … Continue reading

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