Is Easter A Surprise To You

This time of year Easter is thrust upon us and it can take you by surprise. Now here it is – staring you in the face. What will you do? You can’t stay the same. The surprise is, you have to do something; believe or not believe in the Resurrection. Before...

The Case For Christ

During March I will be bringing a series of messages entitled: The Case for Christ. You may have seen the movie or read the book by that title, in which we see a young atheist named Lee Strobel investigating the claims of Christianity—but not with the desire to find...

Son-Ripened Fruit

The fruit of the Spirit is not something we get from Festival or Cub. We don’t get it from a seed packet, or a street market. We do not borrow, buy, or inherit. It is something that must be home grown. It is something that comes from the inside out. Stuart Briscoe...

God’s Gift of Joy

A little girl is sitting on her grandpa’s lap rattling off her long Christmas list. The grandfather recognized that this was “a teachable moment,” and so he said, “Honey, it’s more blessed to give than it is to receive.” To which the granddaughter replied, “I know...

Present Suffering and Future Glory

In the wake of the murders in New York and the horrific shootings in a Texas church we all are looking for answers and for healing. With that in mind this passage came to mind that I believe will be helpful to us as we see that the whole creation is so broken it is...